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Mechanical Research Engineer


Science and Research
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.

The Heater technology research team is a mixed skill group of material scientists, mechanical engineers and thermodynamics experts responsible for the early stage design and development of next generation heating and cooling technologies for future Dyson products. We are looking for applicants to join the mechanical engineering wing of our team, working at our world-class research facilities at Dyson’s UK campus.

About the role

As a Mechanical Research Engineer you will work within the heater research team to tackle thermal and mechanical challenges posed by the new technologies we are developing. Your will be responsible for:

  • Running your own research projects; either supporting the application of technology into future products and/or more fundamental research, developing new concepts and capabilities within the team.

  • Developing 3D CAD and engineering drawings for mechanical components and assemblies along with test rigs and assembly jigs.

  • Generating innovative concepts based on scientific theory and then verifying via experimental test and simulation.

  • The use of analytical techniques, such as Finite Element Analysis, to influence design decisions.

  • The design, build and test of prototypes, and then the succinct analyse and communication of findings.

  • Utilising system engineering principles to define, optimise and validate a technologies performance.

  • Working with design engineering, quality and manufacturing teams to integrate our technologies into products.

  • Challenging and developing Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve our efficiency and effectiveness

About you

  • Highly motivated, methodical problem solver and explorer

  • Practical and methodical design development experience through hands on rig building, prototyping and testing

  • Capable of logically assessing technologies from first principles using simulation or modelling.

  • A willing collaborator with a working understanding of Thermodynamic and Material Science principles

  • Good communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas to different audience.

  • Comfortable working in a fast pace research environment where the ambition may be to fail fast, and learn quickly.

  • Willing to work with the ambiguity on early stage research where full technical specifications may not yet be defined

  • 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

  • Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach to balance cost and value

  • Experience using:

    • CAD (preferably Siemens NX)

    • Programming, preferably Matlab including Simscape and Simulink

    • Finite Element Analysis, preferably Ansys Workbench

  • Experience using Control software, such as Labview and Arduino will also be beneficial as would some experience of engineering drawing GD&T


  • 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

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: 12 December 2021