Principal Power Electronics Engineer - Tech Research


Motors and Power Systems
Malmesbury - United Kingdom
Location details


Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Principal Power Electronics Engineer to join the Motors and Power Systems Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.


* Deliver robust Power Electronics design solutions that fulfil the fundamental design requirements, achieving world class levels of power density.

* Meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight and efficiency within the planned timeline

* Understand and comply with all relevant International Standards.

* Develop innovative & novel concepts with high value IP.


Education and experience:

* A degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline (2:1 degree or better) with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in the design and development of mechanical systems. Minimum technical experience and knowledge:

* Good knowledge of 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages

* Strong understanding of power transmission system design.

* Expert working knowledge of analytical techniques, including Finite Element Analysis (ideally Ansys) for structural, vibratory, thermal and shock load considerations

* Extensive rotating machinery design experience, with a strong understanding of rotordynamic phenomena and assessment techniques.

* Expert knowledge of lifing techniques, both from fatigue and fracture mechanics perspectives

* Strong knowledge of thermal systems design principles

* Good understanding of statistics and robust design techniques

* Sound understanding of materials science.

* Appreciation of other engineering disciplines such as aerodynamics, thermodynamics, CFD analysis, electrical and electronic systems.

* Ability to apply systems engineering principles to translate fundamental business / system requirements into system design definition and sub-system / component requirements.

* Strong understanding of technical risk management processes including Functional / Design FMEA

* Good knowledge of manufacturing techniques plus experience in definition of manual and automated assembly processes

* Appreciation of relevant national, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation

* Basic knowledge of GD&T * Electrical systems integration

Desirable experience:

* Recent experience of EV motor, gearbox and battery pack design and development

* Composite structure design and analysis

* Assembly supplier selection

* Knowledge of ISO 26262 Essential behavioural skills:

* The ability to take a leadership position within a project with little direction

* Technically lead teams of engineers

* 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,

* To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams.

* Excellent team working skills.


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: 25 February 2019