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Principal Engineer - Design Engineering


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

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.

About the role

Design Engineering is the powerhouse of product creation, and our Principal Engineers solve our most complex and important engineering problems, making high value, high impact technical decisions and recommendations. We set and uphold expectations for technical quality, arbitrating project technical maturity and providing business direction. We also capture and develop knowledge to build technical capability within the department.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead the design and improvement of robust solutions to technical challenges, motivating teams to deliver.

  • Work autonomously and proactively to identify risk within projects and influence teams to use best practice to resolve challenges where no precedent exists.

  • Effectively and clearly communicate risks and progress of the resolution of technical challenges to senior stakeholders.

  • Cleary highlight complexity, maturity and delivery risks in projects during technical design / research reviews.

  • Mentor and guide individuals, proactively disseminating their knowledge and assisting in the technical development of the function and future Principal Engineers.

  • Challenge, reinvent and develop best practice within the function and across RDD.  

About you

The ideal person for this role will have extensive experience in consumer/medical product development and a degree in relevant engineering discipline such as Mechanical, Product, Industrial Design or equivalent

  • A degree in a relevant engineering discipline or equivalent.

  • Over 12 years’ experience in design, development and delivery of Consumer/Medical products. 

  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively with cross functional teams.

  • Passionate and highly motivated by technical problem solving with a high attention to detail.

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving ability using a variety of methodologies. 

  • Possess excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

  • Be able to motivate, influence and mentor others.

  • Proactively collaborate with stakeholders of all levels and across cross-functional teams.


  • 27 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised café and restaurants

  • Discounts on Dyson machines


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: 30 October 2021