Climate and HVAC Engineer


  • Full Time

Polestar is an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. We constantly redefine the norm and challenge ourselves to shine. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient, and entertaining.

In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses, or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive performance.

Due to aggressive growth plans Polestar is currently looking to recruit a Climate and HVAC Engineer.


Personal attributes:

In order to succeed at Polestar, you will need to possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills as the ability to build effective working relationships across multiple disciplines is paramount. Attitude is everything at Polestar, we are always pushing boundaries and in order to achieve the unimaginable you must have a can-do approach and an open mind to endless possibilities.


The Role:

As a Climate and HVAC Engineer within the Vehicle Development team, you will be responsible for the development of Polestar Climate Systems to meet vehicle attribute targets.


What you’ll do

  • Support the definition of the necessary Climate attribute targets to achieve the desired product character and market competitiveness.
  • Work closely with the relevant Function Groups and part owners, providing technical expertise to ensure that all Climate and HVAC components meet the required level of performance.
  • Support the development of the Climate Design Verification Process (DVP) and help define relevant test procedures that ensure delivery of the vehicle attribute targets.
  • Support the planning of necessary test, validation, and calibration activities, both physical and virtual, in accordance with programme timing and budget.
  • Work with climate control software suppliers and Polestar controls engineers to deliver a robust climate control calibration.
  • Engage with the Polestar Range and Efficiency team and other key stakeholders to develop a robust climate control strategy, balancing occupant comfort and efficiency for range.
  • Support the preparation of vehicles and rigs for test activities.
  • Conduct test, validation, and calibration activities (both vehicle and rig-based); utilising climatic facilities, vehicle proving grounds, and road-based testing in the UK and overseas.
  • Write reports and present vehicle test and development results at relevant forums up to Director level.
  • Support Climate and Thermal Advanced Engineering projects as required.


Who you are

To succeed in this role, you will have:


  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a relevant area with at least 1 year of Automotive HVAC and/or Climate Control development experience.
  • A strong technical background, with a solid understanding of internal fluid flow and thermodynamics principles.
  • An appreciation of automotive Climate and HVAC systems.
  • Familiarity with OEM product development systems, attribute target setting and the Design Verification Process (DVP).
  • A good appreciation for the use of 3D and 1D CFD, and the ability to interpret simulation results in order to influence component and system design.
  • Good project management skills with the ability to manage and lead a project independently.
  • Good initiative, with the ability to manage your own time and priorities.
  • Strong communication skills (written, verbal and aural), with good collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively across teams within the organisation.
  • A full driving licence.
  • A willingness to travel as required (6-10 weeks per year, typically).
  • The ability to work at extreme temperatures of -40°C to +50°C.
  • No visa or other restrictions for working in the UK or travelling in the European Union.


  • Experience of data acquisition and/or calibration using ETAS INCA.
  • Experience of climatic wind tunnel and environmental chamber testing at UK and/or international facilities.
  • Experience of installation and configuration of automotive data acquisition equipment; ideally ETAS and/or IPEtronik.
  • A Good understanding of automotive CAN, LIN and Ethernet communication networks.

If you believe you have what it takes to work at the heart of automotive innovation, then we look forward to reviewing your application.


At Polestar, the sky is not the limit.


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