Junior PCB Engineer


Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Dyson is a company that thrives on difference; challenging convention to create authentic, complex electronics products. We need innovative engineers who constantly challenge, adapt and invent; identifying problems and delivering solutions.

Reporting to the UK PCB Team lead, the successful candidate will become part of a busy ECAD team working within Research Design and Development (RDD), generating PCB designs and providing technical support for an expanding Electronics group. Our growth is reflected by increased product categories and design diversity; expanding our technology roadmaps, and driving us to deliver smarter solutions. Your work will encompass everything from early conceptual prototypes to mass production design, with a wide diversity of PCB technologies and requirements.

It’s a demanding role and the ideal candidate will be an experienced and motivated design engineer, with a proven track record creating robust, reliable high-quality designs; accurately, consistently, on time, every time. You will also be required to undertake a variety of PCB design related activities, functioning within a team, but also able to work independently as required.

Dyson RDD is vibrant, diverse, very challenging and always interesting; you automatically become a part of the design innovation and engineering that make Dyson the technology brand it is.

If you’re a design engineer, it’s definitely the right place to be…


Key expectations for this role are:

PCB engineering:

  • PCB Design encompassing the skills & experience requirements listed below

  • Collaborate with project teams to help generate a specification for each design.

  • Help identify the best PCB technologies and practices to suit the requirements of each project

  • Identify PCB engineering problems, and take initiative to generate solutions through a methodical and structured approach, providing technical guidance to others as required.

  • Challenge & develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve technologies/design/product quality

  • Consistently apply, and drive adoption of BiC (best-in-class) principles

  • Provide PCB technical support to reviews and meetings as required

  • Proactive support to DfX and CAD optimisation teams


  • Technical leading for specific projects

  • Promote consistent working practices & process adherence as part of a global team approach

  • Act as a role model and provide technical leadership & support

  • Mentoring & coaching others when required

To meet these expectations we encourage our engineers to grow and expand their own capabilities, encouraging career development through training, experience and promotion; Dyson provides plenty of opportunities for motivated individuals to break through their own boundaries, to excel and drive their careers forward.


  • HNC/HND Engineering or equivalent as a minimum

  • BEng degree in Electronic Engineering, or other relevant discipline, with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry, desirable

Skills & experience
  • PCB technologies include single sided, double sided & multilayer, Flex technologies, and HDI

  • Circuit technologies include high power density, analogue, digital, RF, High Speed & PSU’s

  • Design for high volume, applying an embedded DFM approach & principles

  • Design for Mains potential voltage, ensuring design compliance to safety requirements

  • Current carrying up to 40A, thermal management and power density

  • Design for EMC

  • Constraint management & schematics

  • Design validation, peer checking and design reviewing.

CAD Experience

  • Demonstrable high level of CAD experience and proficiency. Ideally, (but not essential):

    • Mentor Graphics Xpedition Enterprise tools

    • Valor tools

  • Understanding of Product Life Management (PLM) systems


  • Understanding of electronics product design in terms of process and quality

  • Familiarity with PCB/PCBA manufacturing processes

  • Working to timescales

  • Ability to drive PCB design quality within a multi-functional project team

  • Working knowledge of relevant IPC standards

Key characteristics
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills

  • Methodical & organised approach with attention to detail & accuracy

  • Self-motivated, with a strong focus on results

  • Ability to work independently or as an effective team member.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


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

Posted: 12 April 2019