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Aerodynamics Research Engineer


Research Engineering
United Kingdom

About us

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge –more categories, more locations.n more people.

Our research and testing enables us to pioneer new technology by continuously improving and developing our machines. The team is hands-on and integrated, which means you’ll be fully involved in the development process.

About the role

Supporting the Motors and Power Systems Department in the evolution of new and existing products, specifically taking a leading role in the areas of aerodynamic design, analysis and measurement. The Motors Aerodynamics Research Engineer will be expected to take proactive approach in identifying and evaluating new motor technology opportunities across a wide spectrum of areas including turbo machinery aerodynamics, together with developing new tools, and methods with the aim of enhancing the performance, reliability and time to market of Dyson products.

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop new designs in the discipline of turbo machinery and aerodynamics and investigate potential new enabling technology utilising a variety of experimental and numerical thermo fluid analysis/ simulation platforms
  • Design and optimise both the preliminary and the detailed stages of new motor aerodynamic systems with particular focus on system integration opportunities
  • Develop and champion accurate, in depth, experimental techniques both within the research team and the wider Motors group
  • Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors.
  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.
  • Mentoring of design engineers in best practise in the area of fluid dynamics, particularly compressor and turbine design along with fluid flow in our extensive range of floor care and new products.

About you

  • A degree or higher in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
  • An excellent working knowledge of fundamental thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
  • Experience of numerical turbo machinery design/ analysis design tools (Concepts NREC; Numeca; Fluent; Ansys etc.)
  • Experience of compressor topology selection, compressor sizing and conceptual design.
  • Expertise in automation of design and CFD analysis tasks, numerical optimization and DOE techniques.
  • Expertise with experimental measurements would be a distinct advantage , particularly with regard to pressure, temperature and flow measurement.
  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.
  • The ability to take the lead position within the team on a given area with little direction, whilst maintaining a collaborative, mentoring position with fellow team members
  • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values.
  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
  • Excellent team-working skills


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme 
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidised café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate. 

Closing date: 26 November 2020