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Lead Safety Engineer - Robotics


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

Dyson develop products that are deliberately different and verifiably better than the competition. These solutions are increasingly complex and require closer and closer integration of traditionally separate engineering disciplines. We’re expanding our Upstream Robotics safety and systems engineering team to help us manage that complexity and ultimately get our new ideas to market sooner.

About the role

As a Lead Safety Engineer in Upstream Robotics, you will be working within a fast paced and exciting field with a dedicated inspiring workspace in a converted aircraft Hangar at Hullavington; focussed on developing products depending on advanced robotics and artificial intelligence technologies. Within Upstream Robotics you will be a crucial member of a dynamic team to help specify requirements for and develop core technologies for our future products and embedded technologies. You will be working closely with other engineers, designers, scientists, specialists, downstream teams and other cross functional teams to create and develop new technology, product formats and business cases for projects in our portfolio.

You will:

  • Work at the core of our future robotics systems engineering team using systems engineering tools and methods to bring clarity from ambiguity.

  • Identify hazards, assess their risk and build safety concepts to effectively address them.

  • Conduct safety analysis using techniques like FMEA and FTA.

  • Use MBSE methods (where appropriate) to specify safety requirements and architectures.

  • Peer review safety related work products.

  • Validate requirements using simulation, modelling and real-world demonstrations, where appropriate.

  • Facilitate a strong safety culture and implementation of good practices.

  • Work collaboratively with all our Robotics Research, New Project Innovation (NPI) and New Product Development (NPD) engineering teams to scope-out and lead systems and safety work packages and resolve engineering issues.

  • Plan, manage and prioritise work packages with project leadership, specialists, and cross-functional teams.

  • Contribute to the continuous improvement of our safety engineering capability including methods, tools and training material.

We need you to

  • Operate effectively on ambiguous early stage process.

  • Challenge convention - don’t blindly follow process; change direction and find novel ways of working to make sure you’re always adding real value.

  • Be inquisitive - always ask ‘why?’, seek to understand the underlying principles behind all engineering problems, strive to broaden your skillset.

  • Influence - you’ll need to be able to convince stakeholders at all levels of the business.

  • Communicate - be able to articulate complex ideas and concepts verbally or in writing to anyone.

  • Collaborate - actively build relationships across functional divides.

  • Facilitate lessons learned between upstream and downstream teams.

About you

  • 5+years of experience in a safety critical product development environment creating safety related work products like safety plans, HARA’s, safety concepts, FMEA’s, FTA’s and safety requirements.

  • Demonstrable industrial experience in safety engineering/ functional safety, and activities contributing to safety assurance and generation of safety cases and reports.

  • Experience with functional safety tools like Medini Analyse, Isograph fault tree+ or equivalent

  • Experience  with simulation tools e.g. pyBullet / Gazebo, a plus.

  • Some experience building architectural models in SysML using tools like Sparx EA.

  • A good engineering degree (or equivalent) in a related discipline.



  • 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 Hullavington campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Digital lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service


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.