Senior Project Engineer – Bumper Systems


  • Full Time

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.

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 Senior Project Engineer – Bumper systems.

Let us describe the challenge we offer

We are looking for a proactive, experienced project engineer to join our exteriors team at Polestar UK. You’ll be a part of the painted plastics team, based in Coventry UK, working on an exciting future programme. Travel between our UK sites would be expected, with potential of business travel in EU and China on occasion.

What you’ll do

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication. Since Polestar’s in a scale-up phase you thrive by working in a fast-paced environment.

In this role, you will be part of a team responsible for bumper systems and other painted plastics parts across the vehicle on a number of car programs. As a senior project engineer you be responsible for the delivery of a number of components on an exciting future program.

You will be responsible for:

  • Project management of bumper systems and claddings to meet required project milestones from concept engineering to launch.
  • Ensuring program targets are met for responsible systems for cost, mass, quality, timing, and other attributes.
  • Driving sustainability through innovative design and material choice.
  • Collaboration with the design studio to drive feasible and cost-effective solutions whilst also pushing the boundaries on styling and technology.
  • Ownership of the technical specifications, DFMEAs, DVPs and other key technical documents as part of the new vehicle development process.
  • Supporting the development of design rules, guidelines and standards
  • Supplier management.

Who you are

  • Flexible, enthusiastic individual who is self-motivated and able to work well under own initiative.
  • Degree qualified or equivalent preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant automotive experience
  • TCE & Vis Mockup experience also preferred but not essential.
  • Familiar with regulations and requirements affecting bumper systems.
  • Good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and familiarity working remotely using Teams/Zoom or other collaboration tools.
  • Clear and confident communicator, able to work in English with suppliers and colleagues globally.
  • Commercial awareness in relation to supplier manufacturing techniques.

Is this you? 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.