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Design Engineer - New Ventures


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

An exciting opportunity to join a new product development team within Dyson.  We are looking for a talented Design Engineer, this is your chance to work within an extremely fast paced environment where innovation and creativity are the rule, not the exception. Help define a new team, a new way of working, joining a collaborative and delivery focused atmosphere.  There are excellent career development prospects for the right person.

About the role

A wonderful opportunity to get involved in a unique and challenging new venture within RDD.  Dyson is expanding and capitalising on its fantastic global reach achieved within Haircare, creating a new product development team to reach its ‘double Dyson’ ambitions.  As a Design Engineer within the Dyson ‘New Ventures’ R&D team you will be essential to an ‘end to end’ development process not centralised at the UK site for some years, whereby you will work on a portfolio of projects from early concepts, right through to production.  You will have a direct accountability on the full design, build, test, analyse…and productionise cycle with a large dose of supplier liaison activity thrown in!  With a new team comes a new category and business structure, that means as an early adopter you will also help define and gain opportunities to influence the culture and even help to define its procedures and best practice.

We are a small, hardworking team, with massive opportunities, extreme growth with little to no barriers to VP and higher-level exposure; your work and contribution will matter and have a major impact to our success! We are looking for an equally motivated, autonomous individual willing to take on a challenge that will reward you with learning and growth, rewarding you as a creative Engineer with many productionised projects under your belt, within a more immediate span of time. 


  • Create/implement great technology to produce high quality reliable products that meet all performance and functional criteria.

  • Involved in continuous improvement and development of experimental techniques and design methodologies, to further enhance the capability of their team and company as a whole.​

  • Work with global RDD teams to create/integrate & develop new technology research into the final design

  • Take an active role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved thoroughly & validated through appropriate test methods.

  • Use established Company methodology, good engineering practice & discipline to deliver robust design solutions in agreed timeframe.

  • Maintain supporting documentation, specifications and risk assessments to ensure accurate delivery.

  • Communicate between all relevant teams to ensure effective & timely input - these may be external as well as internal teams

  • Prepare for design/Research reviews & participate in as required

  • Mentor graduates/new team members

  • Contribute to team/dept level initiatives & change projects

  • Provide design advice and guidance to design managers and product teams, taking an active role and responsibility for their areas of expertise.​

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with design engineers at all levels, including the relevant technical teams globally.​

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

  • Implemented Lean Engineering practices and help Dyson save money by focussing on quality and efficiency throughout.

  • Work with external vendors to source the ideal materials, components, and product solutions.

About you

  • A degree in Product Design, Engineering or Industrial Design equivalent.

  • Has knowledge of Design and Manufacturing discipline and continues to develop higher level of knowledge & skill within the role.

  • Willing to gain experience further with plastic injection moulding, blow moulding and other mass manufacturing processes.

  • Member of a team taking a hands-on role to help meet or exceed the requirements of our products.

  • Receives moderate level of guidance and supervision but should have the ability to plan and generate their own work in order to meet project and design goals.

  • Sound understanding of basic physical principles and the development of products and technologies through prototyping and testing.

  • Proven ability to communicate through a variety of media.

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and co-ordinate with work of others.

  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.

  • Expected to take a proactive approach to problem solving skills.

  • Excellent team-working skills, capable of keeping all relevant parties in the loop on the status of projects and workload.

  • Coaching skills to foster the development of graduates and undergraduates in their project team.

  • Able to explore and ideate risks, the hazards and environmental threats faced by an item in use, over life or undergoing delivery/storage processes.

  • Able to use CAD software to design secure and space-optimised product solution/s.

  • Experience within V&V verification and test process, to assess the performance of multiple prototypes and design iterations



  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Assurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Purchase additional holidays  


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon 

  • On-site parking 

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch  

  • Free on-site hair salon 

  • On-site lifestyle Assist 

  • Electric vehicle scheme  


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • Fertility treatment support 

  • On-site gym and sports centre 


Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.