Senior Engineer - Seating Systems


Competitive + benefits
United Kingdom


This role sits within the Seating function of our automotive interiors team.


  • Specialist in developing and engineering unique seating systems– experience overseeing full lifecycle from concept to production.
  • Management of a small team including recruitment and people development.
  • Champion great design to produce seating that meets all performance and functional criteria.
  • Applying problem solving techniques to support the vision specification for new product concepts.
  • Participate in and lead creative cross team collaboration to support new product development.
  • Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved.
  • Use established development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver robust design solutions to agreed timescales.
  • Prepare for (and participate in when required) design reviews with Engineering Heads and Concept Design Director / James Dyson and/or Executive, as required.


  • Degree Qualified within a relevant Automotive / Engineering discipline.
  • Specialist in developing unique engineering seating systems– experience overseeing full lifecycle from concept to production.
  • Proven project delivery experience, on time & to budget.
  • Proven track record of managing resource & people development.
  • Experience in mechanical engineering, mechanisms, structures.
  • Experience of safety systems and their interaction with seating.
  • Understanding of electrical interfaces.
  • Experience of supplier management with Tier 1 or Tier 2 suppliers.
  • Proven ability to communicate through 2D & 3D media such as sketching, CAD, model making, surface modelling.
  • Sound knowledge manufacturing techniques, engineering standards, International regulations and Requirements: DFM, Validation, PLM, DFMEA etc
  • Understanding of CAE application to seating and an ability to interrogate the results and process.
  • A good balance of practical and theoretical skills; calculations from first principles; prototype rig building and industry test methods to verify the design.
  • Self-starter - ability to work independently
  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively with other teams in RDD. Ability to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and coordinate.
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.
  • A creative and considered approach to problem solving,
  • Works well in a pressurised environment
  • Must be open-minded with a willingness to embrace new ways of working, thinking and rapid change.


Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 26 September 2018