Senior Industrial Designer


Website Butterfly Engineering Ltd

About us

Butterfly Engineering, based in Belfast, is a young design and engineering company developing a range of convertible premium seats that stem from the innovative ‘Butterfly’ aircraft seat concept – a flexible seat that is instantly transformable between two premium economy recliners and one business class flatbed suite. This globally patented concept has won numerous industry awards and is set to disrupt the transportation industry.


Who we are looking for

We are seeking a passionate transport interior designer with 8+ years of experience and a proven track record from a leading design studio. The ideal candidate will be a well-organized individual with aviation and project management expertise who is willing take on a wide range of tasks, from design to management, to support our growth in the sectors of aviation, rail, and road.

We want you to lead our industrial design efforts in adapting our concept into manufacturable products. In this role you’ll be liaising with customers, suppliers, as well as our own engineers to come up with elegant design solutions in terms of form, function, ergonomics and CMF that address given requirements and technical constraints.

In the long run, you’ll be expected to grow your own design team by recruiting suitable candidates and to mature the organisation by putting design and management processes in place with industry best practices. As an expanding team, you can have a big impact on the direction and success of the company.

We are seeking long-term partners- your outstanding contribution will be rewarded.



  • Manage design projects and coordinate external and internal parties
  • Provide elegant design solutions that balance functionality & space efficiency with aesthetics
  • Liaise with customers to understand requirements and present proposals
  • Visualize design concepts with sketches, CAD, 3D renderings & animations
  • Define design work packages for subcontracting to design providers
  • Manage the construction of spatial and functional mock-ups for evaluation purpose
  • Work with suppliers and engineers to ensure designs are certifiable and technically feasible
  • Follow through the engineering design process to ensure design intention is maintained
  • Set up templates for pitch documents, drawings, presentations, etc.


Education & Experience

  • A degree/diploma in related fields such as Transportation Design, Industrial Design, Product Design, Architecture, or alternatively the ability to demonstrate such abilities through a strong portfolio
  • 8 years+ experience in the transportation interior sector



  • Proven track record from a leading design studio
  • Proficiency in at least 1 major CAD software (preferably Solidworks)
  • Proficiency in at least 1 major 3D rendering software
  • Proficiency in graphics editing software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office products
  • Flexible approach regarding working hours due to international customer/supplier base
  • Willing to travel globally
  • Good understanding of ergonomics and human factors
  • Experience in CMF (Colour, Material and Finish) Design
  • Experience with upholstery and soft furnishings is a plus


Salary & Benefits

  • Competitive experience-based salary
  • Annual performance-based bonus of 0-10%
  • Pension
  • Flexitime


Application Contact

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