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Principal Engineer - Fluids / Thermal


Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Working within Personal Care Technology Development, the candidate will take a leading technical role in the development of new products alongside all areas of the RDD (including NPI, Research, NPD & SEA).  Ideally sat within the field of Fluids Dynamics or Thermodynamics, the successful candidate will be a technical authority in their area of expertise, taking a leading role in the development of simulation, analytical & experimental tools & processes to drive forward the next generation of Dyson products in the Personal Care/New Category ranges. Likely to be a skilled analyst across potentially a wide range of technical disciplines, the successful candidate will drive and direct the fundamental understanding and development of some of our most complex technical systems.


  • Take the leading role in assessing & developing the capabilities of the fluids & thermal aspects of the design of projects in the Personal Care category, particularly focusing on projects & Categories that are “New to Dyson”.
  • Continually strive to improve team capabilities (theoretical, analytical (1D modelling), experimental & CFD) to ensure that the project risks in the areas of Fluids & Thermals are minimised, ensuring that all shortfalls in capability are recognized early & mitigated for.
  • Build & maintain effective, trustworthy, collaborative relationships with upstream NPI & Research, Cross-category matrix teams & downstream global fluids & thermal teams.
  • Development & ownership of medium to long term plan for improving team capabilities in the area of Fluids & Thermal.
  • Provide support & technical mentoring to other Fluids, Thermal & CFD engineers within the Technology Development – Personal Care category
  • Govern the quality and timeliness of the engineering output in the area of Fluid Dynamics & Thermodynamics, ensuringthe team values of integrity, honesty & transparency.
  • Provide regular top-level assessments of project risk in the specialist technical area of Fluid Dynamics & Thermodynamics, at all relevant management levels, & manage expectations.
  • Working closely alongside the team People Manager, continuously strive to improve the productivity & effectiveness of the Fluid Dynamics & Thermodynamics team.
Communicate the maturity of our technical solutions at all relevant managerial levels, as required, and manage expectations.



  • Well-developed, advanced understanding of the technical discipline of Fluid Dynamics, Thermodynamics & CFD.
  • An advanced to Expert-level understanding of theoretical, experimental & engineering simulation in the area of Fluid Dynamics & Thermodynamics.
  • An expert working knowledge of ANSYS products including ANSYS-Fluent and/or ANSYS-CFX.
  • A solid understanding of Systems Engineering tools as well as 1D modelling tools (Simscape/Simulink)


  • Leading
  • Coaching & mentoring
  • Influencing & collaborating


  • Dyson product development process
  • Risk management (e.g. DFMEA)


  • 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