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Mechanical Engineer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington 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. 

Whether you're curious about different opportunities, looking to continue your career path or considering a detour into unexplored areas of Dyson - we hope the below job is of interest!  

About the role

We are looking for Mechanical / Design Engineers to join the Motors and Drives team in New Product Development (NPD), where you will be a key part of the development team engineering solutions for product development across multiple categories.


You’ll be part of a multi-disciplined team working on electro-mechanical systems including motors, drives, sensors, and energy storage. Striving 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. 



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.  

Communicate and influence across all disciplines and levels.  

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

About you 

Qualifications & Experience 

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

Practical knowledge of 3D CAD, PLM systems 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.  

Ability to plan effectively in an organised manner when working with a variety of project teams, in an often high-pressure environment.  

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



  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays


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

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme 


  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependants

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre


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.