Senior Cost Engineer


Project Management, Product Design
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


You will create, develop and drive forward cost saving ideas across a range of products at Dyson from concept through to production. You will be working closely with procurement, engineering, and research and manufacturing engineers bringing to bear your experience and knowledge to challenge and reduce costs with an emphasis on early stage influence on design decisions.


  • Build ground up cost estimates for new projects currently being developed within Research Design and Development (RDD).

  • Conduct reviews with Engineering to calculate future product costs and understand the associated risks and opportunities which could impact a product as it progresses through the development cycle.

  • Use your experience and knowledge to influence product, assembly and component design to reduce cost where possible.

  • Work closely with (challenge) Engineering, Operations, Procurement and Finance to agree achievable, but stretching Target costs.

  • Work with Engineering and Procurement to develop new cost calculation tools.

  • Minimize cost differences arising on the transfer of cost reports to the SEA Cost Team. Where differences arise ensure that these are fully understood and learning is fed back into the NPI phase.


  • An engineering / manufacturing degree and preferably previous experience within a costing role.

  • Demonstrable analytical ability gained in a previous engineering role or similar technical discipline.

  • Experience of working with and influencing others outside of your immediate team.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • The ability to manage several projects at the same time and to work under pressure - often to tight deadlines.

  • A knowledge of Dyson products and the design and development process is beneficial but not essential.


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidaysPension schemePerformance related bonusLife assuranceSport centreFree on-site parkingSubsidized café and restaurantsDiscounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 10 July 2019