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NPI Design Lead (New Concepts)


Product Design
Malmesbury - United Kingdom

About us

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.

About the role

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re engineers, 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 who wish to invent, design and develop leading products & technologies for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.
As a Lead Engineer in the New Concepts team, you will be paving the way into uncharted territory and creating the new products for the rest of the company to work on, and as such there is usually no rule book to follow and no previously established aims, we have to think on our feet to quickly absorb new information and use that to autonomously make decisions of what to try next.
• Lead Design Engineers are expected to initiate new product or technology concepts/ideas and identify market & performance opportunities from a blank sheet of paper• Lead the way towards discovering new and business relevant problems/concept opportunity areas• Take an active role in creating and supporting the vision specification and business case for new product concepts• Take a proactive approach in the generation of ideas – host brainstorms, gather research, select and present ideas and concepts to senior management• Discover and understand project risks; and suggest and initiate mitigations• Work seamlessly with research teams to utilise their wealth of technical skills and knowledge to enhance your product performance• Challenge & develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve technologies/design/product quality• Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved thoroughly• Champion great design to produce products that meet all performance and functional criteria as well as creation of the criteria and product spec in the first place• Mentor graduates, engineers and DIET students• Regular design reviews with Design Managers and the Concepts Director• Take an active role in design reviews with James Dyson and/or Executive, as required

About you

• A degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline or equivalent.• Detailed knowledge and understanding of product design, mechanical engineering or mechatronics.• Sound understanding and knowledge of basic physical principles.• Knowledge and understanding of common manufacturing processes.• A creative and considered approach to problem solving, adhering to clear design processes. • An understanding of practical and methodical design development through prototyping and testing.• Proven ability to communicate through 2 and 3 dimensional media, e.g. sketching, CAD, model making.• Technical and personal credibility to work effectively with other teams in RDD.• Ability to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and coordinate with the work of others.• Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.• Self starter - ability to work independently.• Good commercial awareness.• Ability to travel for project transfer/production requirement desirable.


27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidaysPension schemePerformance related bonusPrivate medical insuranceLife assuranceSport centreFree on-site parkingSubsidised café and restaurantsDiscounts on Dyson machines

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.