Design Engineer - Cell Design


Energy storage, Mechanical Engineering, Motors and Power Systems
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


There is a requirement for a Design Engineer to join the solid state batteries engineering team to develop the detailed specification of cell design required to progress current technology established in research through to manufacture. Whilst technical expertise is core to this role, it is able to work collaboratively, driving the program forwards though strategic and objective decision making, as well as sound technical judgement. The role sits within the engineering team which is collectively responsible for delivering robustly designed cells, that are manufactured reliably, efficiently and safely to ensure the success of Energy Storage at Dyson.


• Cell Design

o Generation and selection of ideas to develop cell/battery format and related manufacturing processes

o CAD detailing of parts and drawings for communicating with downstream teams and external partners

o Develop cell specification, balancing performance metrics, safety, cost, IP

o Development, prototyping, testing and communication of ideas to team and senior management

o Use of teamcenter to manage cell requirements and Bill of Materials (BOM), including approval/signoff processes

• Industrial process development

o Analysis of downstream manufacturing options for cells, to improve and optimise them

o Development of novel processes, equipment and fixtures to drive the design of pilot lines and production facilities

• Intellectual Property (IP) Generation o Generation of ideas to create IP, in order to maintain and enhance the competitive advantage our technology gives us o Regular communication with IP team to identify promising avenues for development

• Safety

o Responsibility for developing mechanical systems that comply with external and internal Dyson safety standards

o Contribution to a safe working environment through creation of risk assessments

o Ownership of FMEA / dFMEA documents to continuously improve safety and reliability of our environment/processes

• Collaboration and teamwork o Establish highly collaborative relationships with all teams that interact with the mechanical engineering team

o Interface with external partners, both UK-based and international- with potential for travel

• Continuous improvement of Dyson engineering practices, processes and environment



• Degree in a scientific or engineering discipline

• Strong technical/systems engineering

• 1-2 years’ experience in and engineering environment, preferably downstream/manufacturing

• Excellent organisation skills, with the ability to effectively manage own time.

• Creative solutions to technical problems

• Excellent NX CAD skills and knowledge of drawing best practise

• Use of Teamcenter or similar PLM systems

• A practical and hands-on approach

• Ability to deal with dynamic environment where specifications may change frequently

• Highly motivated and driven

• Initiative - a self-starter who is able to change direction and scope, in alignment with strategic direction

• Confidence to influence senior leaders

• Pragmatic approach, instinctively making sound value judgments to get the required result

• Root cause analysis and problem solving ability

• Proactively collaborates across teams and functions - an ambassador for collaboration • Works effectively across boundaries and geographies • Commercial awareness

• Builds strong relationships - internally and externally


• Prior experience in battery, photovoltaic/solar, semiconductor or electronics industries

• Prototyping & development of processes – metal-working, assembly, design (CAD), electronics

• Ability to understand overall concept and contribute to design generation through knowledge of the latest technologies and industry methods.

• Experience of mechanical analysis tools including FEA

• Experience in Dyson development tools such as FMEA, Design For Assembly


• 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: 28 January 2019