Digital Vehicle Graduate Engineer

Polestar

  • 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 Digital Vehicle Graduate 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 disciples 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.

Reporting Lines

Solid line reporting to Digital Vehicle Lead Engineer within Vehicle Line


Background

At Polestar, we believe that maximising the use of virtual tools is the most cost-effective and efficient route to ensuring accurate and robust design & engineering data. Our aim is to interrogate the designs thoroughly in the virtual world to:

  1. Minimise the dependence on expensive and time-consuming physical prototypes
  2. Ensure designs are compatible, complete, robust and optimal prior to committing production tooling
  3. Improve time-to-market and minimise late design change
  4. Ensure manufacturing, attribute and quality targets are met by design & engineering

The Digital Vehicle Series is a process of successive virtual events and analysis loops of full vehicle Engineering Data (CAD, Non-Geometric Data and Models) as a technique for achieving the above.


Key Objectives & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Digital Vehicle Lead Engineer, the Digital Vehicle Graduate Engineer will be responsible for supporting the following:

  • Support the set-up and running of the Digital Vehicle Series at Polestar, applying all the rigour and urgency normally seen in physical pre-production builds
  • Supporting data submission milestones & data quality targets, coordinating data freeze points, supporting virtual reviews, logging issues, managing the resolution, and organising report out events
  • Seeking out, researching, and implementing virtual tools & methods that maximise the value of Digital Vehicle events, represent industry best practice, but still offer value for money
  • Supporting and leading virtual events to:
    • Assess Design for Manufacture and Design for Assembly (DFM/DFA) suitability
    • Conduct flight path, ergonomic and accessibility assessments
    • Review physical/dimensional compatibility
    • Assess system functionality and attribute level performance
  • Supporting a gateway process to set objective measures of compatibility, completeness, functionality, and quality of vehicle Engineering Data

Overall, the Digital Vehicle Graduate Engineer will form a close working relationship with multiple R&D Function Groups and wider Business Departments to support the completion of key vehicle development objectives.

The Person

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-2 Years relevant automotive or mechanical engineering work experience
  • Experience of full vehicle build/analysis activities
  • Knowledge of different types of Engineering Data (CAD, Non-Geometric Data & Models)
  • Experience of Digital / Virtual series (ideally in an OEM environment)
  • Understanding of virtual tools – CAD, PLM, Digital Mock-Up, Clash Detection etc
  • Knowledge of JIRA or similar cloud-based workflow management software


In addition to the above, you’ll require:

  • Excellent communication and co-ordination skills – at ease working with a cross-functional team of engineers and suppliers.
  • Flexible, enthusiastic individual who is self-motivated, able to work well under own initiative and remain focused under pressure.
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to prioritise workload & manage external inputs/requests

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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