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Mechanical Engineer - Tech Research


Motors and Power Systems, Mechanical Engineering, Research Engineering
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Advanced Mechanical Engineer to join the Motors and Power Systems Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K. Reporting to the Mechanical Research Manager, you will join a growing team of multi-disciplined engineers in Dyson’s Technical Research Group. The role is focused on leading the integration of in-house and bought in cell technologies into complete battery packs for battery electric vehicles. The successful candidate will be expected to bring innovation to developing robust solutions that satisfy mechanical, thermal, manufacturability, electrical and regulatory requirements while considering the impact on performance, cost and life.


Deliver robust battery pack design solutions that fulfil the fundamental design requirements, achieving world class levels of power density.

* Meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight and efficiency within the planned timeline

* Understand and comply with all relevant International Standards.

* Develop innovative & novel concepts with high value IP.

* Be responsible for delivering parts, assemblies and systems from concept to proof of principle (Technology Readiness Level 7).

* Demonstrate a sound understanding of systems engineering principles to define, optimise and validate product performance.

* Have the ability to understand the overall product concept and contribute significantly to influence its design through knowledge of the latest technologies & methods.

* Be a source of mechanical engineering expertise to advise on design, development, material, manufacturing, validation and test issues.

* Challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve efficiency

* Have the ability to build and manage relationships both internally and externally with suppliers and academic bodies


Education and experience:

* A degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline (2:1 degree or better) with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in the design and development of mechanical systems.

Minimum technical experience and knowledge:

* Working knowledge of 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages,

* Good knowledge of analytical techniques, including Finite Element Analysis (ideally Ansys, Altair HyperWorks)

* Sound understanding of structural design principles, integrity assessment and design for dynamic loading and shock.

* Knowledge of a range of life prediction techniques, both for fatigue and fracture, covering low and high cycle regimes.

* Basic level of thermal systems design knowledge

* Understanding of statistics and robust design techniques

* Appreciation of materials science.

* Ability to apply systems engineering principles to translate fundamental business / system requirements into system design definition and sub-system / component requirements.

* Understanding of technical risk management processes including Functional / Design FMEA

* Sound knowledge of manufacturing techniques plus experience in definition of manual and automated assembly processes

* Appreciation of relevant national, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation * Sound knowledge of GD&T

Desirable experience:

* Composite structure design and analysis

* Recent experience of EV battery pack design and development

* Knowledge of adhesive selection and use.

* Appreciation of relevant motor technology or high speed rotating machinery

* Knowledge of ISO 26262

* Electrical systems integration

* An appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, thermodynamics, CFD analysis and electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays Pension scheme Performance related bonus Life assurance Sport centre Free on-site parking Subsidised café and restaurants Discounts on Dyson machines