Characterisation Engineer - Energy Storage


Energy storage
United Kingdom


Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Materials Scientist in the Energy Storage team within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.


Dyson requires a skilled and highly motivated characterisation engineer to help it achieve its current and long term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities Key responsibilities: Reporting to the Senior Characterisation Engineer, you will join a cross-functional team of engineers and electrochemists to push towards innovative materials development with targeted specifications.

You will:

• Characterise novel materials, electrodes and designs to enable a deep understanding of design and performance.

• Demonstrate hands-on experience in characterisation, including applying deep levels of characterisation techniques to electrochemical, thermal and mechanical problems associated with developing novel batteries.

• Manage collected data and decant key figures of merit.

• Generate new and innovative characterisation techniques which can be applied in both developmental and production phases.

• Work closely with other scientists and engineers to ensure that the product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met, within the planned timeline of the project.

• Communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status to a broad spectrum of associated project members and senior management.


Education and experience:

• Minimum MSc/MChem degree (2:1 degree or better) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent with a demonstrable level of experience in a related field.

Minimum technical experience and knowledge:

• Experience and knowledge of material characterisation techniques, including: Raman, XRD, XPS, SEM-EDS.

• Experience and knowledge of mechanical characterisation techniques.

• Ability to work independently carrying out characterisation to enable a deep understanding of processes and materials.

• Safely work within a lab, adhering to good laboratory practice in compliance with corporate and chemical hygiene policies, including health and safety, COSHH and risk assessments

• Provide regular updates on progress through presentations and progress reports

Desirable experience:

• Specialist knowledge in the characterisation of battery materials or electrodes (i.e. in-situ measurements)

• Demonstrated ability to develop novel characterisation tools to address a unique requirement.

Essential behavioural skills:

• Self-starter with high level of scientific creativity, open mind and aptitude for problem solving.

• Organised, good analytical ability and attention to detail.

• Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.

• Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values that would result in great Dyson products.

• To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner.

• Excellent team working skills, and willing to share, listen to and help others.


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Life assurance

Sport centre

Free on-site parking

Subsidized café and restaurants

Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 16 November 2018