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Lead Mechanical Engineer - Motors Research


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us
Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge - more categories, more locations and more people.
We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas - unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.
Our research and testing enables us to pioneer new technology by continuously improving and developing our machines. The team is hands-on and integrated, which means you’ll be fully involved in the development process.

About the role
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Mechanical Research Engineer to join the highly successful Motors and Power Systems team within the Research, Design and Development (RDD) department. Within this team the successful applicant will be working on the mechanical design of our Dyson Digital Motors (DDMs).


  • Deliver robust design solutions that fulfil the fundamental design requirements

  • Generate design requirements and identify risk areas

  • Develop 3D CAD and engineering drawings for mechanical components and assemblies along with test rigs and assembly fixtures

  • Review and approve work completed by others

  • Understand and comply with relevant International Standards

  • Be responsible for delivering parts, assemblies and systems from concept to proof of principle. Lead other engineering colleagues as required to support this

  • Develop innovative and novel concepts with high value IP while considering freedom to operate

  • Be a source of mechanical engineering expertise to advise on design, development, material, manufacturing, validation and test issues

  • Develop and mentor others within the wider team

  • Create new, and improve upon existing, best practices and processes within the team

About you

  • Degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline (2:1 degree or better) with an appreciable level of industrial experience in the design and development of mechanical systems

  • Capable of performing hand calculations to provide initial design direction and confidence in simulation results

  • High level of knowledge of 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages

  • Working knowledge of GD&T

  • Understanding of physical failure methods and approaches to root cause analysis

  • Understanding of design verification approaches and ability to define suitable test methods

  • Able to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal formats

  • Be able to carry out structural FE analysis of components and assemblies

  • Able to progress tasks autonomously with little direction

  • Able to multi-task, prioritise activities and plan work effectively to ensure project deadlines are met


  • Knowledge of power system design, including motors, transmissions and energy storage solutions

  • An appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, thermodynamics, CFD analysis and electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems

  • Experience using Siemens NX, ANSYS Workbench and Siemens Teamcenter

  • Able to carry out simple modal, thermal, rotordynamic and impact analyses of components and assemblies

  • Appreciation of statistics and robust design techniques

  • Understanding of materials science and manufacturing processes

  • Capable of performing tolerance stack analysis on complex assemblies


  • 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


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