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Lead Research Engineer - NVH / Mechanical


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us
At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We are proud to be authentic, different and pioneers. We are driven by a desire to solve real problems and improve everyday lives with intuitive solutions that do more, but use less. Family owned, we are not restricted by conventional thinking; we explore, discover and learn for ourselves. Never satisfied, we believe everything can always be made better.

About the role
Support the Motors & Power Systems Research Team in the evolution of new and existing products, specifically taking a leading role in the areas of mechanical vibration and integration of our high-speed electric motors. The Lead NVH Research Engineer will be expected to take a proactive approach in identifying and evaluating new technology opportunities across a spectrum of areas with a particular focus in the field of vibro-acoustics of high-speed turbomachinery. The role will entail developing new tools, and methods to enhance the performance, reliability and time to market of Dyson products.

Key responsibilities

  • Play a key role in the design and optimisation of both the preliminary and the detailed stages of new motor systems focusing on achieving optimal sound quality of the integrated system

  • Develop new technologies and understanding in the vibro-acoustics of turbomachinery, generating high-value IP concepts enabling the next generation of motors

  • Develop and champion accurate, in-depth measurement techniques both within the research team and the wider Motors group

  • Analyse test results, summarise findings, and communicate to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors

  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into the future product range

  • Mentoring of junior engineers and external research projects in best practise in the area of vibro-acoustics, in both new product categories and next generation of DDM motors

About you

  • A degree (2:1 or higher) in Mechanical Engineering, Acoustics, Physics or other relevant engineering discipline

  • An excellent working knowledge, and experience in, the design and integration of turbomachinery covering a broad aspect of disciplines (mechanical, aerodynamics, electric motor design/control)

  • Expertise in the prediction of vibro-acoustics, shock/impact behaviour and structural dynamics using both analytical and simulation techniques (ANSYS and COMSOL preferred)

  • Experience designing and carrying out high quality experimental validation programs covering modal analysis, operational deflection shapes, transfer path analysis, shock response, and non-linear material modelling. (MATLAB and Siemens Testlab preferred)

  • Methodical approach to analysing simulation and test data using advanced signal processing techniques (MATLAB preferred)

  • Experience in mentoring fellow engineers in the best practises of experimentation and vibro-acoustics would be a clear advantage

  • Working knowledge of Siemens NX (or similar CAD packages) would be beneficial

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

  • An appreciation of other engineering disciplines such as aerodynamics, design, electronics, electromagnetics, mechanical integrity and thermals

  • Understanding of materials science and manufacturing processes

Behavioural skills

  • The ability to take the lead position within the team on a given area with little direction, whilst maintaining a collaborative, mentoring position with fellow team members

  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail

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

  • Ability to adapt or 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 in an often high-pressure, competitive environment

  • Excellent team-working skills



  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bath, Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre


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.

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