Thermal Engineer - Advanced


Mechanical Engineering, Motors and Power Systems, Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Advanced Thermal Engineer to join the Motors and Power Systems Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. Reporting to the Mechanical Manager, you will join a growing team of multi-disciplined engineers in Dyson’s Technical Research Group focussing on the next generation of advanced / high performance electric motors for new and existing categories demonstrating new core technology and a complete system design approach. The successful candidate will be expected to bring innovation to integrating thermal, mechanical, aerodynamic and electromagnetic concepts while considering the impact on performance and cost.


• Stretch the boundaries of speed, power/torque density and efficiency in electric motor systems in a number of different applications

• Develop energy storage solutions with world leading levels of energy density

• Have the ability to understand the overall product concept and contribute significantly to the design of the product through the use of expert knowledge of the latest technologies / methods in the industry.

• Meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight and efficiency within the planned timeline of each project that would make a great product

• Deliver solutions that are reliable and fit for purpose to satisfy life requirements and to help achieve product guarantee periods and comply with all relevant International Standards

• Generate innovative / novel solutions with strong / high value IP for Dyson products

• Work closely with the other engineering disciplines to ensure that the product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met, all within the planned timeline of the project

• Optimise product performance and solve complex engineering problems

• Communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status to a broad spectrum of associated project members

• Contribute to time planning and manage your time in line with project deadlines.


Education and experience:

• Minimum BEng/MEng degree (2:1 degree or better) in Mechanical Engineering or a related discipline with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in the design and development of thermal systems.

Minimum technical experience and knowledge:

Specification, Analysis & Design:

• Experience in the design and analysis of thermal systems, including Finite Element & Computational Fluid Dynamics techniques.

• Ability to simplify a complex problem into mathematical models and perform preliminary performance prediction, analysis and design recommendation

• Good understanding of statistics and the ability to use these as a tool in engineering decision making

• Ability to use 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages

• Appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, mechanical, electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems

• Ability to specify system components to ensure conformance with engineering design and performance specifications.

• Engineering processes including DFMEA, DoE, failure analysis/problem solving capability

Test and Validation:

• Ability to devise lab based measurement techniques and have a strong command of analysis software and equipment for component and system level characterisation and validation


• Ability to work across a number of different projects and platforms simultaneously

• Strong “design-for-manufacture” mentality to deliver high performance and reliable system solutions meeting cost, size and time requirements

• Appreciation of complying with National, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation.

Desirable experience:

• Thermal analysis of batteries and/or electronic systems

• Rotating Machinery design and heat management strategies

• Breadth of experience covering component thermal design through to full system.

Essential behavioural skills:

• Good analytical ability and attention to detail

• Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format

• Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas

• To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams.

• Excellent team working skills.


•27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

•Pension scheme

•Performance related bonus

•Life assurance

•Free on-site parking

•Subsidized café

•Discounts on Dyson machines

•Private Medical and Dental

Posted: 04 March 2019