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Mechanical Design Engineer - Development


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us


From its origins in a small workshop in rural England, Dyson has grown into a technology company with a global footprint. While engineering remains at our core, our passion for problem solving across different disciplines runs throughout our business.  


Our philosophy remains the same as it was 25 years ago when James Dyson invented the first cyclonic vacuum cleaner. We remain family owned. We don’t bow to outside shareholders or report to the stock exchange. Instead, we plot our own path, unshackled from conventional thinking.  


At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. 


We are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to work within our Mechanical design team to develop innovative, high performance motor technologies that meet or exceed our aspirations, enhancing the company’s technical advantage in its new products.   


About the Role

Our Engineers are part of a global team that develop technology from research concept stage through to production; the latter of this process is in collaboration with our teams in Singapore & the Philippines with the opportunity to travel if desired. 

  • Working as part of a team, be responsible for delivering parts, assemblies and systems from defined concepts to production.  

  • Use established Dyson development processes and good engineering practice to deliver robust design solutions that meet specification requirements. 

  • Develop designs that are refined for low cost, high volume manufacturing. 

  • Generate engineering development plans and report to technical management on risks, timescales and technical issues. 

  • Conduct or define lab-based testing for component and system characterisation and validation. 

  • Work closely with prototype build technicians to define and optimise assembly processes and equipment from initial concepts to full scale production. 

  • Optimise & validate mechanical designs using appropriate modelling, simulation and analysis tools.  

  • Demonstrate a mind-set of continuous improvement to challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices. 

  • Demonstrate clear presentation of technical information and supporting documentation. 

  • Collaborate with the wider Dyson engineering teams both in the UK and in Asia.  


About you



  • A creative and agile mind, and a desire to enhance your design and development skills in a fast-paced environment.  

  • The ability to demonstrate a good understanding of the fundamentals of mechanics. 

  • An awareness of the application of electronics and their interfaces. 

  • A broad understanding of material properties and manufacturing processes related to common engineering materials. 

  • An ability to demonstrate a thorough approach to reasoning and problem solving. 

  • A degree in BSc Product Design, Mechanical Design or Mechanical Engineering, BEng Hons (or equivalent).   

  • An ability to work in both a cross-functional team environment and independently and demonstrate strong motivation to get the job done. 

  • Persistent approach to problem solving and an inquisitive ‘hands on’ approach. 

  • Be flexible and responsive in a dynamic environment.   

  • Commercial experience in generating and interpreting engineering drawings  

  • Industrial experience in the field of engineering. 



  • Appreciation of relevant motor technology or rotating machinery.   

  • Experience in the use of static mechanical FEA for evaluating simple designs, preferably using Ansys. 

  • Experience in laboratory-based testing and validation.  

  • Knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing techniques and limitations. 

  • Some experience to definition and interpretation of geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T). 

  • An appreciation of variation analysis for complex assemblies. 

  • As required, periodically travel internationally for project transfer/engineering build support.



  • Performance related bonus.

  • Company paid Life Insurance.

  • Discounts on Dyson machines.

  • Competitive pension scheme.

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays.


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays.

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

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch.


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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. 

Closing date: 31 December 2021