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Lead Design Engineer


Design and Development
Singapore - St James Power Station Headquarters

About us

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to design and develop market leading products for the global market. Working in our world-class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to develop products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

In order to do this, our Lead Design Engineers are challenged to develop products that meet or exceed the technical specification, cost and time requirements set. Lead Design Engineers are expected to drive for results using a flexible, challenging and diligent approach.

About the role

  • Deliver product design and assemblies to production on time, cost and to specification (functionality, reliability, safety & performance) helping the business accomplish its goals.

  • Lead, challenge and develop Dyson engineering standards and involved in technical expertise initiatives.

  • To work on high-risk engineering problems, de-risking them with good design considerations and documentation.

  • Lead others to achieve common goals as part of a team.

  • Regularly lead and contribute in design and technical reviews with technical Leads, Engineering Managers and Head of department.  

  • Develop detailed specifications and design requirements for interdependent systems.

  • Identify and design test requirements to replicate anticipated usage and optimise products to be robust and high performing. Develop strategies to gather the required data for target setting.

  • Manage the building of functional prototype products suitable for testing, review, and demonstration.

  • Perform and review analysis on test failures and develop efficient solutions.

  • Collaborate and communicate with other functional Leads, System Owners and Global Operation Team to ensure effective and timely inputs.

About you

  • A degree in a Mechanical Engineering or Science discipline or equivalent.

  • 5+ years of experience in design (plastic, rubber or metal) and product development with good track record, working on complex and challenging technical problems with DFM, DFA considerations. 

  • Ability to analyse processes and information, identify problems and trends, and develop efficient process and strategies.

  • Able to lead a project team or work as an excellent individual contributor, delivering product to production meeting time, cost, and specification. 

  • Self-driven and independent with the ability to plan & prioritize tasks according to business need.

  • Practical knowledge of 3D CAD and 2D drawings including tolerance stack.

  • Strong practical and methodical approach to design using an iterative development cycle of prototyping, testing, and analysing of data/results. 

  • Creative and considered approach to problem solving, following clear design processes.

  • Skills to communicate your ideas to others within your team and across a business.

  • Passion in engineering with desire to constantly improve.

  • Knowledgeable and understanding of a broad range of engineering and technological disciplines such as flow, thermals, acoustic and electronics will be an advantage. 

  • Good understanding of a broad range of manufacturing techniques and standard industrial measurement methods.

  • Experience working with ODM / JDM partners preferred.


Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.


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.