Lead Mechanical Engineer - Tech Research


Motors and Power Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Mechanical Engineering Lead to join the Motors and Power Systems Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. 
Reporting to the Mechanical Manager, you will join a growing team of multi-disciplined engineers in Dyson’s Technical Research Group focusing on the next generation of advanced / high performance electric motors for new and existing categories demonstrating new core technology and a complete system design approach. 
The successful candidate will be expected to bring innovation to integrating thermal, mechanical, aerodynamic and electromagnetic concepts while considering the impact on performance and cost.


• Stretch the boundaries of speed, power/torque density and efficiency in electric motor systems in a number of different applications

• Develop energy storage solutions with world leading levels of energy density

• Have the ability to understand the overall product concept and contribute significantly to the design of the product through the use of expert knowledge of the latest technologies / methods in the industry.

• Meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight and efficiency within the planned timeline of each project that would make a great product

• Deliver solutions that are reliable and fit for purpose to satisfy life requirements and to help achieve product guarantee periods and comply with all relevant International Standards

• Generate innovative / novel solutions with strong / high value IP for Dyson products


Education and experience:

• Minimum BEng/MEng degree (2:1 degree or better) in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in the design and development of thermal systems.

Minimum technical experience and knowledge:

Specification, Analysis & Design:

• Significant experience in the design and analysis of thermal systems, including Finite Element & Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques.

• Breadth of experience covering component thermal design through to full system.

• Ability to simplify a complex problem into mathematical models and perform preliminary performance prediction, analysis and design recommendation

• Good understanding of statistics and the ability to use these as a tool in engineering decision making

• Experience in a broad range of heat management technologies

• Ability to use 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages

• Appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, mechanical, electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems

• Ability to specify system components to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.

• Quality processes including DFMEA, DoE, failure analysis/problem solving capability

Test and Validation:

• Ability to devise lab based measurement techniques and have a strong command of analysis software and equipment for component and system level characterisation and validation


• Ability to work across a number of different projects and platforms simultaneously

• Strong “design-for-manufacture” mentality to deliver high performance and reliable system solutions meeting cost, size and time requirements

• Knowledge of manufacturing techniques of parts (moulding / machining) and common issues with these plus experience in manual and automated assembly techniques

• Appreciation of complying with National, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation.

Desirable experience:

• Thermal analysis of batteries and/or electronic systems

• Rotating Machinery design and heat management strategies


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays Pension scheme Performance related bonus Life assurance Sport centre Free on-site parking Subsidised café and restaurants Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 10 June 2019