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Senior CAS Design Manager

Position Type

Full Time, Permanent

Level/Salary Range


Date Posted

March 2024

Job Category



BSA Motorcycles is at an exciting point in its history with the brand having just been relaunched to the world, releasing the first new model, the Gold Star, and we are just getting started. We are looking to build the BSA team to manage the business into the future in key areas.

Roles & responsibilities

As part of the new Creative team at BSA, you will be at the cutting edge of ICE and EV motorcycle design and development, we are seeking a Senior CAS Design Manager.

Working within the Design team, the Senior CAS Design Manager is responsible for creating and managing 3D CAD data for multiple design projects in varying stages of development, from rough-cut concepts to complete production A-surfacing support.

The main responsibilities of a Senior CAS Designer include:

  • Work with the design team to create, develop, and present motorcycle concepts that stay true to the brand’s vision.
  • Transform sketches into 3D design surfaces that maintain the styling intent, while meeting engineering hardpoints and constraints.
  • Prepare CAS models for regular design and surface reviews.
  • Review designs and work closely with the engineering team to ensure manufacturing feasibility.
  • Study market competition and suggest ways to remain forefront by proposing continuous improvements and innovative concepts.
  • Work collaboratively, negotiate, and engage with key stakeholders to facilitate delivery of the design intent.

Essential Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Design (Transport/Automotive Design preferred)
  • An impressive portfolio of work
  • Experience within the automotive industry at a Senior CAS level
  • Motorcycle design experience is preferred
  • Ability to lead a CAS team on multiple projects concurrently.
  • Strong Autodesk Alias skills
  • Proven ability to create high quality 3D CAD models from 2D sketches.
  • Good knowledge of production manufacturing
  • Knowledge of rapid prototyping techniques and workflows
  • Mechanical engineering knowledge is an advantage

Attitude & abilities

  • Ability to be dynamic with a can-do attitude
  • Passionate about the product, the role and the potential
  • A team player able to work with different characters, personalities, and levels of seniority on a day-to-day basis.


Need more reasons to join team BSA?

Our current employee benefits are:

  • 26 days annual leave + bank holiday.
  • Additional holiday purchase scheme.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Pension scheme with salary sacrifice available.
  • 25% discount on the purchase of a BSA Motorcycle.
  • Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Various flexible working policies to include:
    o Flexible start / finish times.
    o Time off in lieu.
    o Hybrid opportunities in applicable roles.
  • Private medical insurance or health cash plan.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Income protection.
  • Paid training to include electric vehicle and motorcycle safety.
  • Opportunities for professional development and education.
  • Socials – go karting, bowling, meals out, etc. where participation is entirely voluntary.

We are proud of our diversity, we truly embrace team working at every level of the organisation with mutual respect at the heart of all we do.

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