Manager, Industrial Design

Date: Apr 19, 2024

Location: Dorval, Québec, CA, H4S 1Y9

Company: Bombardier

Bombardier is a global leader, creating innovative and game-changing planes. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy, efficiency, reliability and safety. We are a global organization focused on working together with a team spirit.


Are you ready to lead the team responsible for creating the next generation of passenger experience on the world’s best private jets?  


Are you a formally trained Industrial Designer with a passion for aviation or transportation design? Do you have strong conceptualization skills and are able to articulate your vision using 2D and 3D design tools? Are you a creative problem solver with hands-on experience in prototyping? Are you equally comfortable with refined sketching and form giving as you are with mock-up construction and testing? Are you a proven people leader, capable of setting a unique vision and inspiring action? 

We are looking for a creative and passionate Manager of Industrial Design to join our team. A team that has been responsible for multiple award-winning cabin designs, including:
•    Global 7500 – Red Dot award 2018:
•    Challenger 3500 – Red Dot award 2022 - Best of the Best:
•    Challenger 3500 – Grands Prix du Design 2022 - Grand Winner:

You must be energetic, self-motivated, enthusiastic and a true team player. We want you to bring your positivity, passion, creativity and resilience to our team. You will report to the Director, Innovation and Industrial Design.


In your role, you will


•    Manage a team of highly motivated and talented industrial designers 
•    Represent the industrial design team in presenting concepts to senior management and other stakeholders
•    Be responsible for industrial design function in the complete design and development process
•    Conduct in-depth research that will inform innovative and varied concept generation, ranging from cabin floorplans to detailed design
•    Combine technical requirements and form-giving in collaboration with other teams: engineering, marketing, and interior design
•    Lead the team responsible for sketching, conceptualizing and visualization in 2D, 3D (Rhinoceros, Alias, V-Ray and Keyshot are the primary tools)
•    Mock-up and prototype to various scales in variety of materials and technologies
•    Support the interior design team in the development of materials, and finishes throughout the aircraft cabin
•    Investigate innovative manufacturing processes, materials, finishes, cabin hardware and accessories
•    Collaborate in the testing and prototyping of these materials and processes

As our ideal candidate


•    You possess a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design, or equivalent experience
•    You have a minimum of eight (8) years design experience (Transportation Design is an asset), including a minimum of two (2) years of experience in a management role 
•    You have a passion for aviation, particularly business aircraft and emerging technologies
•    You have good knowledge of the following applications and softwares: 3D surface modelling (Rhinoceros and/or Alias) ADOBE suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.), 3D rendering and lighting in V-Ray and/or Keyshot, AutoCAD, Catia V5, 3dsMax software
•    You have a portfolio that demonstrates your full design skillset: sketch, illustration, color and graphic design, presentation sensitivity, CAD modelling and rendering
•    You are motivated by challenges and have a drive for results, bringing a strong technical aptitude, knowledge of manufacturing processes, and a good overall problem-solving approach
•    You are flexible and creative in removing roadblocks and looking for creative ways to overcome challenges, and can maintain a strong design vision through long-term projects
•    You have the ability to present complex ideas to a senior audience in a compelling manner, and are also capable of presenting products to a refined, distinguished audience, such as business aircraft customers
•    You are able to manage initiatives of a technical, financial, marketing and general business nature
•    You have strong corporate agility, strong soft skills, credibility, and the persuasiveness required to influence decisions without having formal authority
•    You can summarize multifaceted situations concisely and emphasize the significant elements and take-aways
•    You have strong business & financial acumen, a strategic mindset, and easily switch between micro and big picture view
•    You have strong oral and written English communications skills. Functional French communication skills are required.

Bombardier is an equal opportunity employer and encourages persons of any race, religion, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age immigration status, disability or other applicable legally protected Characteristics to apply.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Please continue to monitor our website and apply for additional positions for which you are qualified and may be of interest to you.
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Job Manager, Industrial Design

Primary Location Administrative Centre (CA)

Organization Aerospace Canada

Shift Day job

Employee Status Regular