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Principal 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.

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.

About the role

This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced simulation Engineer to work within a small team of like-minded engineering problem solvers within our Research, Design and Development department. A Successful candidate will use simulation to support the development of projects, driving the development and accuracy of currently used simulation tools and processes and building expertise in new areas and applications of simulation.  

Reporting to the Head of Technology Development, the Principal Simulation Engineer will lead the charge in using simulation to our most complex problems. Working with projects at all stages of the development life cycle, they will collaborate across Technology Development, Design Engineering, Electronics and DDM teams to improve and grow our simulation capabilities.

Key responsibilities:

  • Use of FEA & CFD simulations to explore our understanding in new designs and technologies.
  • Driving the development and optimisation of our existing simulation tools, skills and processes.
  • Exploring new simulation tools and methodologies.
  • Investigating and improving model validation and accuracy
  • Mentoring junior team members to support them with simulation challenges.

About you

  • A degree in mechanical engineering or related discipline
  • A high level of competence in the use and application of CAE tools to assist design development.  Experience with both FEA and CFD simulation is preferable, but experience with either will be considered.
  • An excellent working knowledge of commercial CAD tools, preferably with experience of the NX suite of products.
  • A demonstrated ability to bring onboard new simulation tools and processes.
  • An ability to communicate at all levels, from indirect reports to board level, with confidence, accuracy and appropriate detail 
  • The proven ability to work as part of a team or un-supervised to an agreed goal or set of deliverable's is imperative.
  • A proven structured approach to creative problem solving.


  • 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
  • Electrical vehicle lease scheme options

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.