Industrial Design Lead at
Envision

The Opportunity

SUMMARY / IN A NUTSHELL

Envision is looking for a talented Industrial Design Lead to be a founding member of a new in-house design team. In this role, you will lead the design of a new generation of smart energy products and help to establish a unique design language for sustainable energy. You will lead a diverse portfolio of design projects which includes design for wind turbines, energy storage systems, smart building products, as well as entirely new categories of smart energy products, services, and environments.

This hands-on and strategic role will include industrial design craft, product strategy, project management, R&D and manufacturing stewardship, and product delivery. You will work alongside a team of multidisciplinary design leaders, Envision business unit leaders, and our CEO to help build and lead a world-class design team.


ABOUT ENVISION

Envision is a global clean-tech company with locations in China, Singapore, Japan, the UK, France, Germany, and the United States. Our mission is to solve the challenges of a sustainable future. To do this, we develop advanced wind turbines and energy storage systems, along with software that can orchestrate complex energy systems on a global scale. Since our founding in 2007, we have grown to be a world leader in clean energy generation and we are at the forefront of developing innovative solutions that increase people’s access to sustainable energy.

The Envision Design Lab was founded in 2019 as a joint studio between Envision and the design firm IDEO. Our mission is to design the products, environments, and services that will enable a sustainable future.

Now in its second year, the Design Lab oversees a diverse portfolio of projects spanning environments, hardware, software, and brand. We work collaboratively across disciplines and alongside Envision business units around the world to deliver meaningful design at scale.


ABOUT THE ROLE 

The Industrial Design Lead will be responsible for leading a diverse but cohesive portfolio of design projects and for creating a unified design language across all Envision products.   

You will establish a high standard for design excellence by ensuring that each project delivers a great design outcome and delivers disproportionate value for Envision. Your projects will include wind turbines and energy storage systems, EV-charging, smart building products, and completely new product categories within the clean energy space. Beyond hardware, you will work collaboratively on projects that require close integration between brand, business, hardware, software, and environments.

You will work closely with the Envision Design Director to create a cohesive design language and overall strategy for implementing a formal design system across all of Envision hardware products. 

The ideal candidate has a proven track record of delivering design excellence as both an individual contributor and as a team leader on world-class design teams. You have a strong depth in industrial design craft while also having competencies in digital design, graphic design, engineering and manufacturing, research, and business.

The Industrial Design lead will report directly to the Envision Design Director and the CEO.


RESPONSIBILITIES 

Manage a diverse range of industrial design projects across large-scale industrial products, vehicles, home and office products, environments, and more.

Ensures that design projects are completed on time, with a high level of design quality, and with maximum strategic value for Envision. 

Work with the Envision Design Director to create a cohesive design language across all Envision products. 

Find, evaluate, and lead high-caliber external design teams.

Guide internal teams through a collaborative, creative, and professionally rigorous design process.

Work collaboratively on multidisciplinary teams with technical team members from software, environments, and brand. 

Adopt a “founding team” mentality and help to establish and build the design lab at Envision.

Additional responsibilities include portfolio planning, long-term strategic vision, engineering and manufacturing knowledge, design language creation, storytelling and presentation, market insights, and executive relationship management.


QUALIFICATIONS 

Bachelor\\\'s or Master\\\'s Degree in industrial design or a related field.

7+ years of experience working with a world-class design agency or in-house design team.

A strong portfolio of projects that demonstrate exceptional craft and strategic thinking at all stages of product development (from concept to market). 

Expert-level proficiency in industrial design craft: sketching, CAD, and rendering, prototyping.

Experience with a wide range of design projects--from conceptual “future of” projects to refinement and redesign of mature products.

Affinity and passion for sustainability and a mission-driven approach to product innovation.

Fluency in English required Mandarin is a plus.


HOW TO APPLY

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Location

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