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Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office


Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge - more categories, more locations and more people. 
We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas - unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.


We are looking for Design Engineers to join the RDD Global Floorcare category. You will be a key part of the development team, designing solutions for market leading cord-free and robot vacuum cleaners. 
As part of a multi-disciplined team you will strive to solve problems for people globally and design for a diverse range of user needs and home environments. Designing and building prototypes to demonstrate new technology, intuitive features and performance gains. Our approach enables us to trial and review designs quickly to deliver authentic, different and pioneering products.   
We are encouraged to think differently, be unafraid to make mistakes and get hands on to prove our technology from concept to manufacture. By joining our world class Research Design and Development department, you will work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people.  
Accountabilities :  

  • Ownership of design, build and testing of prototypes to demonstrate technologies, features and performance 

  • Working alongside RDD teams to produce exciting and disruptive products on specification, cost and time. 

  • Collaborate with multiple support teams to integrate electro/mechanical systems into our cutting-edge  technologies. 

  • Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved thoroughly.   

  • Assessing technical risk, defining development plans and reporting against project delivery. 

  • Create and perform investigative verification and validation tests throughout all development phases.  

  • Influence technology and product development roadmaps through strategic supplier relationships.  

  • Communicate and influence across all disciplines and levels.  

  • Challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve design quality.  


 Qualifications & Experience 

  • A degree in Design Engineering, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.  

  • Practical knowledge of 3D CAD, design and simulation packages.  

  • Experience of designing parts and assemblies for mass manufacture. 

  • Sound understanding of fundamental engineering and scientific principles.   


  • Creative problem solver with the ability to multitask in a rapidly changing environment.   

  • A good understanding of mechanisms and awareness of the application of electrical & electronic principles. 

  • Ability to generate and communicate ideas through a variety of means including concept sketches and  prototypes. 

  • Analytical and logical mindset with a high attention to detail. 

  • Champion great design to produce products that meet all performance and functional requirements. 

  • Managing, tracking and mitigating technical risk.  

  • Plan effectively in an organised manner when working with a variety of project teams, in an often high- pressure, competitive environment.  

  • Use advanced statistical tools & analysis software, devise lab-based measurement techniques and test methods  to influence design direction. 


  • Performance related bonus.

  • Company paid Life Insurance.

  • Discounts on Dyson machines.

  • On-site gym and sport centre.

  • Competitive pension scheme.

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

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury/Hullavington 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 employees and dependents.

  • Digital GP and prescription service.


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

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