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Lead Mechanical Engineer


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Dyson

At Dyson we’re obsessed with continuously making things better, pushing the boundaries of what others have defined as impossible.  We do this by making products that solve real world problems using both novel technologies and established technologies, in new and innovative ways.  Integrating these technologies into a product and ensuring that we are delivering market leading performance to our customers is a challenging job, and one that takes specialist skills.  That’s where the Technology Development team comes in.

About the role

We are looking for a talented Lead Mechanical Engineer to join our Technology Development team, to support the Pick Up & Separation Systems development of our new floorcare products.

Working as part of a small team you will be responsible for Leading Pick up, Separation and Filtration product performance. You will be required to Lead talented engineers to achieve goals in a time sensitive environment. You will be working alongside the design team to create new ways to measure and predict key performance parameters; ensuring that our technologies are up to meeting their ambitious targets.  You will use a mixture of test, simulation and engineering judgement to solve the problems that arise as we develop our technologies and products.  You will work from the very early stages of a project, taking responsibility of development when the technologies leave the research stage, developing them to a feasible solution and then supporting our SEA counterparts to take the design through to production. 


  • Identify and manage product level challenges associated with dust pick up and separation and resolve them within project timelines.

  • Work side by side with the Senior Design/Engineering Managers and assembly teams / design engineers on projects, taking a lead role and responsibility for the areas of Pick Up, Separation and Filtration

  • Use experimental validation and other relevant analysis methods to validate our understanding & solutions.

  • Keep all stakeholders advised on progress and status of project performance.

  • Mentor and lead others across the business in the area of Pick up, Separation and Filtration.

  • Represent the Pick Up & Separation Systems team at project cross-team meetings and discussions.

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with design engineers and broader cross teams around the business at all levels.

  • You will also work closely with your counterpart team in Southeast Asia; where there is opportunity to travel to other Dyson’s sites for project and knowledge transfer when appropriate

About you

  • Around 5+ years’ experience with demonstrable ownership of problem identification and resolution.

  • A strong understanding of experimental methods and processes, particularly with regards to current, pressure, temperature and flow measurement techniques.

  • A good understanding of the principles and application of Fluid Dynamics preferable.

  • (Previous experience of ANSYS-Fluent and/or ANSYS-CFX beneficial, but not essential)

  • A good working knowledge of commercial CAD tools.

  • A good working knowledge of Matlab is preferable but not essential

  • A strong sense of initiative and self-motivation is critical

  • A good analytical ability and attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.

  • Ability to 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 and projects in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.

  • Excellent team-working skills

  • A degree or Masters Mechanical Engineering (other relevant disciplines will be considered).

  • Appreciation of rapid prototyping and general workshop modelmaking

  • Appreciation of motors & motor control is desirable but not essential


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

  • Performance related bonus

  • Pension scheme

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free bus travel

  • Free on-site parking

  • Free lunch, hot drinks and fruit

  • EV salary sacrifice scheme

  • On-site Hair Salon

  • Lifestyle Assist (24/7 Concierge)

  • Wellbeing Centre

  • Discounts on Dyson machines


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.