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Lead Aerodynamics Engineer


Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

The Lead Aerodynamics Engineer will work within the floorcare research team to apply their skills and experience to invent and develop technologies that enhance the company’s technical advantage in future products. He/she will drive research projects from initial conception, through the various technology readiness levels, and finally into NPD projects. As a senior member of the team, the successful candidate will also be expected to use their experience to mentor and technically advise the junior team members, and to implement new ideas to help in the continuous improvement of the team’s research capability.

Key responsibilities:
  • Lead and deliver product-focused technology projects to the Dyson 
  • Collaborate with team members to generate innovative concepts for new technologies.
  • Conduct detailed theoretical and numerical analyses of these technologies.
  • Design and build prototypes of chosen technologies.
  • Identify experimental test programmes to evaluate technologies.
  • Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate these to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors.
  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.
  • Mentor junior members in the team
  • Identify potential research areas which would benefit from new technology development.
  • Present concepts to James Dyson and the Exec. team, when required.

About you

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical or aerodynamics based – MEng, PhD or similar.
  • An advanced knowledge and understanding of theoretical, experimental and numerical aerodynamics.
  • Industrial experience of the application of CFD (preferably ANSYS FLUENT) or experimental techniques in aerodynamics to enable project success.
  • Experience in the use of CAD, preferably Siemens NX.
  • Proven ability to work autonomously with the responsibility to deliver to tight project deadlines.
  • Experience with working in a large team and preferably large cross-team environment.
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability, capable of logically assessing technologies using a variety of methods. 
  • Persistent nature and an inquisitive attitude.
  • Good organisational skills - able to plan ahead and to prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.
  • Have an understanding of core engineering test procedures and equipment. Able to specify experimental programmes and effectively analyse results, summarise findings and make recommendations.
  • Good communication and presentation skills. Able to translate and communicate technical information to project/research teams, managers and directors when required.


  • 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


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.