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Dyson Institute NPI Engineer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

The Dyson Institute NPI Engineer will be responsible for the development of the engineering knowledge and skills of the undergraduate engineers. Working closely with the Workplace Manager and Lecturers from The Dyson Institute and the University of Warwick they will ensure that the workplace element of the course supports and enhances the taught content.

In order to remain connected to engineering delivery (Line managers and projects) it is essential that The Dyson Institute Engineer is able to work on live RDD projects and/or research. It is envisaged that The Dyson Institute Engineer will spend 1-2 days per week working on live projects within Dyson; organised around Institute management duties. There will be a period of induction and integration with The Dyson Institute team where this may not be possible.

They will work closely with line managers (particularly in NPI) to identify appropriate ‘Scope of work’ for Undergraduates, manage allocation for new rotations; monitor and maintain undergraduate progress. They will also seek and incorporate feedback from the undergraduates where appropriate.

About the role

  • Lead and support line managers with the development of training and projects that support and apply the learning from the academic course.
  • Assist in the development of interesting and relevant coursework and lab exercises to aid student learning and assessment.
  • Support undergraduates with technical problems they may encounter on their course or within their roles.
  • Support the recruitment team to select the next cohort of students for the Dyson Institute through interviews and assessment of their technical capabilities.
  • Support the Lecturers in some relevant teaching and laboratories and manage workplace training delivered on site for the undergraduates.
  • Hold technical 1 to 1s with the undergraduates to discuss both academic and workplace elements for their personal development.
  • Support the development of the undergraduates into the right technical roles and specialisms as they progress at Dyson.
  • Support with the development of policies /process to improve the Workplace experience for the undergraduates and line managers.

About you

  • A good first degree or Masters in Mechanical Engineering or other relevant engineering discipline.
  • 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, 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
  • A passion for mentoring and development of people.


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


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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: 27 November 2021