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Lead Battery Engineer

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Design and Development
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

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.


Due to a significant expansion in activities, the Global Power Electronics & Energy Storage Development Team is looking to increase its headcount of Engineers working on cell and battery development projects. As part of the wider Global Engineering & Operations Group, successful candidates will have the opportunity to work across different product categories and with teams from a range of engineering disciplines (Power Electronics, Electronics, Mechanical & Product Design, Procurement, Compliance etc etc). Level dependent, Engineers will have responsibility for the integration, performance evaluation and delivery of energy storage technologies across numerous complex products and systems.

About the role

Depending on your experience level, on a day to day basis you would be expected to demonstrate the following capabilities and take part in and/or lead the following activities:

  • Verification and qualification of new cells and energy storage solutions.

  • Partnering with development teams to translate product level goals into cell and pack level performance targets; responsible for defining technical requirements and feasible deliverables.

  • Concept development & top-level planning of project plans

  • Fault-finding & Root cause analysis of issues.

  • Mentor and ambassador for group – working with teams in both the UK and SEA as the subject matter expert on Batteries & Energy Storage Technologies.

  • Supplier management

  • Designing, implementing and delivering test plans that further our understanding of cell degradation under product conditions and consumer usage scenarios.

  • Review work completed by others and where appropriate, be prepared to provide guidance and mentoring support to team members.

About you

  • You should hold a degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline (2:1 or above is desirable).

  • Ideally, we would like candidates to hold a master’s degree or PhD, again in a relevant field – but a postgraduate qualification is not essential, especially if you have industrial experience instead.

  • You should also have at thorough knowledge and understanding of Battery Technologies, especially Li-Ion, their fundamental electrochemical processes and their application in product environments.

  • Capability to communicate complex issues to non-specialists in the field of Batteries and Electrochemistry will also be an essential skill set (you will be asked to demonstrate your presentation and communication skills as part of the interview process).

  • You should also be a proficient user of industry standard battery cyclers e.g. Maccor, Arbin, Bitrode, Solartron, Biologic etc.  (Maccor experience is preferred).

  • A working understanding of Battery Management Hardware and Embedded Battery Management Software is also desirable.

Benefits

Financial benefits:
• Performance related bonus
• Company paid Life Insurance
• Discounts on Dyson machines
• Competitive pension scheme
• Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

Lifestyle benefits:
• 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
• Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
• Free on-site parking
• Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

Health benefits:
• Private Medical insurance for all employees
• Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
• Digital GP and prescription service
• On-site gym

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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.