Senior Cell Engineer

Summary

Salary
£Competitive
Team
Energy storage, Research Engineering
Location
SN16 0RP, Malmesbury - United Kingdom

Description

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a motivated and dynamic Senior Cell Engineer in the Energy Storage team within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Accountabilities

Reporting to the Energy Storage Research Manager, you will join a team of electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers in Dyson’s Strategy and Research Group. Your focus will be on the development of novel cell designs to meet Dyson’s Energy Storage requirements. In this role you will have access to the latest technologies from around the world and develop the next generation of batteries. You will:

  • Gain a clear understanding of Dyson’s Energy storage requirements and apply your knowledge to develop custom cells, enabling the next generation of our products.
  • Use a combination of practical experience, modelling and theoretical knowledge to develop materials and cell design.
  • Apply strong characterisation skills to cell components utilising both physical and electrochemical tools. You will be able to apply these results to drive cell performance.
  • Work within a team to scale cell designs from small scale batches to large prototype cells. Utilising process insight and applied knowledge you will facilitate an accurate and efficient transfer of process.

Skills

Qualifications, skills and behaviours: Education and experience: • Degree in a physical science discipline (e.g. Physics; Chemistry; Chemical Engineering; Engineering). • Experience in developing lithium-ion and lithium metal cells with understanding of critical battery materials, including key trends and developments. • Experience in key electrochemical techniques, including: galvanostatic cycling, cyclic voltammetry, EIS etc. • Experience of material and electrode characterisation, including: particle size distribution, SEM, BET, DSC/TGA, mercury porosimetry, ionic and electronic conductivity analysis, electrode expansion and differential electrochemical mass spectrometry. Desirable experience: • Experience in design and preparation of commercially relevant electrode designs. • Experience of scaling cell design and production methods from small scale to prototype and finally commercial production. • Experience of a variety of electrode preparation techniques, for example: slot-die coating, extrusion, spray deposition, screen printing etc. • Experience in electrolyte development, including polymer/solid-state electrolytes. Essential behavioural skills: • Excellent analytical ability and attention to detail. • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format. • 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. • Ability to identify and solve problems independently. • Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks. • Excellent team working skills, including working across teams.

Benefits

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: 11 June 2019