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Design Engineer - NPI


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

Design Engineer - NPI

Overview of the role:

About the role

As a Design Engineer within New Product Innovation (NPI) you will be a crucial member of a dynamic team to help meet and exceed the requirements of our products and embedded technologies. You will be working closely with other NPI engineers, Research specialists and downstream RDD teams to create and develop new technology, product formats and business cases for projects in our portfolio.

What we need you to do…

Design Engineers will be expected to initiate new product concepts and ideas and identify market opportunities from a blank sheet of paper. 

Be responsible for delivering key pieces of complex technology that help to define the specification of future products.

Produce working concepts for reviews with the use of handmade or prototype parts. 

Keep a Design Rationale document or similar up to date showing the detail design process of your designs with good technical justifications

Produce mechanical designs across a range of device types and technologies to deliver our product performance specifications while considering cost, manufacturing and time delivery. 

Be responsible for 3D CAD and design requirements of mechanical systems from concept, through evaluation to NPD delivery. 

Take an active role in defining design specifications for a given concept.

Liaise and collaborate with the suppliers to develop innovative, robust and scalable technology platforms

Use hand calculations and/or computer simulation to validate designs through the development process, backed up with lab-based testing / characterisation / validation. 

Analyse test results, summarise and communicate these with both technical and non-technical colleagues. 

Challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve design quality. 

Define plans, monitor progress and report to management on technical risks. 

Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved thoroughly.

Own/contribute to team/department level initiatives & change projects.

About you

A degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline or equivalent 

Sound understanding of basic mechanical/product design 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 

Technical and personal credibility to work effectively in cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle. 

Basic knowledge and understanding of multiple tooling and manufacturing techniques. 

Proven experience of delivering creative design solutions that improve upon existing product designs

A creative and considered approach to problem solving, following clear design processes. 

Practical and methodical design development through hands on rig building, prototyping and testing. 

Ability to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and coordinate with the work of others. 

Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach to balance cost and



• 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

• On-site wellbeing centre value

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.

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.