Lead Industrial Designer

Norton Motorcycles is without doubt one of the most exciting 2 wheel brands in the world. This iconic British brand has recently been acquired by Indian giant TVS, who are looking to invest in its product range and Design & Engineering capability here in the UK.

As such, we are looking for a time served Lead Industrial Designer to help us grow a cutting edge and innovative product range whilst lifting the quality of the Designs to new highs.

The role of Lead Industrial Designer will be to manage various all Design elements of projects but also be able to understand the function of the teams everyday tasks. Timely decision making and positive team leadership is key to a healthy and productive working environment. A hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way.

Norton are looking to integrate Design & Engineering in a way not seen within the motorcycle industry, using cutting edge technologies and visualisation techniques.


Roles, duties and responsibilities:

Key responsibilities will include, but not limited to:

  • Overseeing and managing the correct benchmarking to industry standards and competitor vehicles.

  • Concept and Idea generation.

  • Producing sketches to a high standard.

  • Specifying materials & manufacturing methods.

  • Producing 3D CAD surfaces prior to the detail engineering phase.

  • Preparing physical 3D models for reviews.

  • Supporting Engineering to ensure the Design ethos is captured in the product.

  • Leads projects, analyses and solves complex problems, and recommends solutions in the below areas;

  • Conceptualise and champion user centred design within teams and the larger organisation;

  • Design principles may include responsive / adaptive design and consistent / intuitive end-to-end experience.


Candidates will need to satisfy the following essential requirements;

  • An interest and understanding of fundamental motorcycle principles.

  • Proven track record of delivering Design projects

  • A minimum of 8 years automotive/motorcycle design background.

  • 3-4 Years Management experience and developing people

  • Running projects independently and be a support and point of contact for Head of Design

  • Pro-E or CREO experience is preferred but not essential.

  • Experience of industry standard surfacing such as Alias/ICEM surf.

  • Photoshop expertise.

  • Experience with physical 3D model creation.

  • Working knowledge of rapid prototyping methods.

  • Experience of VR and other innovative visualisation techniques advantageous.

Benefits of working for Norton:

We offer desirable benefits for all employees of Norton, including;

  • 25 Days holiday (Small amount used for Christmas Holiday)

  • Pension Scheme

  • Life Insurance 

  • Flexible Working 

  • Casual Dress 

  • Parking on site


Applicants must have the Right To Work in the UK


Job Type: Full-time

Salary is dependent upon experience 

Please forward your CV, portfolio and a covering letter in the first instance to hrmanager@nortonmotorcycles.com stating which role you are applying for.