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Mechanical Design Engineer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Us

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.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role

We are looking for Design / Mechanical Design Engineers 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.   

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. 

What we need you to do:

  • 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. 

  • Support 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. 

  • 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 pace environment.  

  • An 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 (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.

  • Experience in either generating or 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 exposure to definition and interpretation of geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T) 

  • 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 bank 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

  • Electrical vehicle lease scheme options


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.