- Science and Research
- United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office
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
A unique opportunity for an experienced individual to join the Motors and Power Systems Research Team as the Principal Mechanical Engineer. The role is for a senior technical leader who wishes to invent, design and develop industry leading high-performance motors and power systems for high volume production for a wide variety of applications. The team have been pioneers in the industry with high speed / high power density compressor motors that are highly efficient, cost-effective and robust for more than 15 years. These motors are conceived in the UK and are manufactured at Dyson’s state-of-the-art facilities in Singapore and Philippines. The successful candidate will be joining a company with a strong engineering culture that provides the following unique benefits;
Regular design and engineering sessions with James Dyson and top engineers in the Company
Opportunities to work with experienced people in a wide variety of engineering and science disciplines to share knowledge and learn from as well as opportunities for mentoring - this provides opportunity to work with bright young students directly in projects and help create the next generation of engineers.
Large university-based research labs integrated in some of the most recognised Institutions; Cambridge, Imperial, Newcastle, Sheffield, Manchester, etc.
Strong long-term links with materials, part and equipment manufacturers globally – great opportunity to design and engineer for high volume manufacturing
Dedicated Tech Scouting Team – opportunity to stay close to the latest technologies in the market and assess their use for solving real problems
Participate in the biggest relevant engineering conferences world-wide.
The role is an opportunity to work alongside other technical senior leaders and significantly contribute to the creation of enabling technologies for a variety of next generation Dyson products and fulfil our ambition of being truly authentic, different, better and faster than the competition.
Successful candidate will report directly to the Motors and Power Systems Research Director and work with a multi-disciplinary, highly motivated and diverse team of engineers. Core responsibilities include:
Stretch the boundaries of speed, power density, efficiency and robustness / reliability in electric motor systems in a variety of applications
Meet target specifications such as cost (part and manufacturing), size, mass and performance within the planned timeline of each research project – ability to optimise these concurrently
Understand the overall product concept and contribute significantly to the design of the product with expert knowledge of the latest technologies / methods in the industry
Generate novel solutions with strong & high value IP
Identify skills / knowledge gaps within the team and support the recruitment activities as required
Coach and mentor junior team members
Support creation and delivery of associated technology roadmaps
Engage with and support various external research activities
Essential Behavioural Skills:
At Dyson, we have a high-performance culture – it is about achieving results in the right way. How you do things is equally important to What you achieve in your role. We strive to create a meaningful place to work where everyone gives their best and is continuously learning and improving. Essential behavioural skills required for the role are:
Dedication to delivering complex projects on time, specification and cost
Drive for engineering excellence alongside strong commercial & IP awareness
Excellent analytical ability and thorough approach to reasoning and problem solving
Ability to learn quickly and influence others
Challenge convention and have strong desire to be a pioneer
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status using a variety of platforms to a broad spectrum of individuals
Work across several projects and platforms simultaneously, work in a cross-functional team environment, and demonstrate strong motivation to get the job done
Ideally you will hold a Degree from a relevant engineering or scientific degree programme (2:1 or better) with a demonstrable level of industrial experience as well as expert knowledge of;
A broad range of bearing technologies
Range of rotor balancing techniques
Wide range of multi-disciplinary 1D to 3D simulation techniques and software platforms
Lab-based measurement techniques for component and system level characterisation and validation
Strong working knowledge of Systems Engineering & Design for Manufacturing skills to deliver low cost, high volume, high performance and reliable engineering solutions
Robust understanding of the role of concept specifications, requirements capture, DFMEAs and DVP&R’s in a multi-disciplinary engineering environment
Strong knowledge of manufacturing techniques of parts (e.g. moulding, machining) and common issues with these as well as experience in automated assembly techniques
Appreciation of complying with national, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation
Performance related bonus
Company paid Life Assurance
Discounts on Dyson machines
Competitive pension scheme
Purchase additional holidays
27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
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 dependents
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.
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.