Senior Electromagnetic Design Engineer | Propulsion


  • Full Time

Let us describe the challenge we offer
Polestar is blazing a new trail, dedicating ourselves to the development and refinement of electric vehicle performance. Your experience as a Senior Electromagnetic Design Engineer would be invaluable to us both in concept work and when working with current designs for increased customer satisfaction.

If you are an innovative, open-minded person who believes that electrification is the future of the auto industry, we would like to hear from you.

This position will be based at our R&D centres in the UK, Coventry & Nuneaton.

What you’ll do
You will be part of the Polestar electric drive unit electromagnetic design & CAE team, within our Propulsion department. This team is responsible for electromagnetic design of the electrical machine and thermal/mechanical/NVH analysis of the complete drive unit including inverter, electrical machine and transmission.

Your responsibilities will be:

  • Electromagnetic design of electrical machine
  • Research on new technologies and trends in electrical machines
  • Run advanced electromagnetic simulations
  • Design and simulation tool development
  • Postprocessing of test results on electric drive unit with focus on electrical machine
  • Create electrical machine models for vehicle simulations

Who you are
You have a strong will to create the future of electric vehicles – it’s probably fair to call you an EV nerd passionate about solving climate changes. You are collaborative, enthusiastic, analytical, well-organized and driven. You’re not afraid to try new approaches and out of the box methods. You have a holistic view, including vision, business, and customers. You are an experienced engineer, having a strategic mindset and the ability to engage people in your technical deliverables. You have excellent problem solving skills, communication skills and is motivated by challenges, enjoys working in a team and cooperate with others to reach common goals. You are energised by working in a creative start-up environment, taking action where you see potential and creating structure where needed.

To be successful in this role we believe you have:

  • Master or PhD in electrical engineering with focus on electrical machines
  • Minimum 5-10 years of experience in electrical machine design
  • Experience in electromagnetic simulation tools e.g. JMAG, Maxwell and Motor CAD
  • Experience in the automotive industry

The following are considered meritorious:

  • Experience in thermal modelling of electrical machines
  • Experience in NVH aspects of electrical machines
  • Experience in mechanical simulation of electrical machine
  • Experience in electrical machine insulation design
  • Good understanding of electrical machine control
  • Strong Matlab or Python programming skills

At Polestar, you will be working in a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.

Personal fit will be of great importance in this recruitment, as we are actively working to build a team with diverse experience, gender and background.

People at Polestar
We know that a change is needed. We also know that each one of us can help bring about that change. Our commitment to becoming climate-neutral by 2040 is just as important to us as being inclusive, diverse, and innovative. Together, we are creating, collaborating and experimenting to usher in a new era of sustainable mobility.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. 

Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don’t wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.