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Robotics Mechanical Engineer


Science and Research
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 are driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We are growing fast and our ambition is huge: more categories, more locations and more people.

At Dyson, we have been developing robot technology for over 20 years – 200 engineers, 420 patents, but this is just the start of the domestic robotics revolution. Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good.
Join a growing team working to put functional advanced robotic solutions into the homes of the general public.

We are looking for people to help us investigate robust solutions to diverse real-world problems in machine perception, actuation, and intelligence. The role involves the research and development of systems for Dyson’s future autonomous and intelligent products. Successful candidates will be working in a supportive environment within a team of experts that is constantly aiming to improve itself and the world of robotics.

About the role

As a mechanical engineer, you will join our ambitious and growing team, to deliver challenging products in consumer robotics. The team joins mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, control, software, and manufacturing engineering disciplines in a highly collaborative mindset.


  • Design mechatronic sub-systems and optimise structures for mass, stiffness, and manufacturing

  • Validate the design through appropriate calculations or simulation models

  • Produce the necessary documents such as GD&T drawings or process descriptions to manufacture prototypes and review metrology reports

  • Assemble prototypes and evaluate them against the initial requirements

  • Support the design with experiments, measurements, and results evaluation

  • Collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team of subject matter experts to create a cohesive and balanced product

About You

Required skills

  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering & Design, Robotics, Mechatronics, or comparable industry experience

  • Solid bases in theoretical mechanics, mechanical design, materials science, and assembly methods

  • Proficiency in designing parts and complex assemblies using 3D modelling software (NX preferred)

  • Experience drafting engineering drawings and conducting tolerance stack- up analysis

  • Knowledge in low volume / prototype processes & manufacturing expertise (composites, subtractive, forming, additive, precision machining)

  • Practical design expertise and skills with tolerance/sensitivity analysis

  • Hands-on expertise in electro-mechanical actuators, sensors, or mobile robotic platforms

Desirable Skills

  • Knowledge in simulation & optimisation for a model-based design approach: FEA, simulation, topology optimisation (Ansys APDL preferred)

  • Knowledge in systems engineering (using Model-Based Systems Engineering, to create product architectures)

  • Experience in robotics and precision machinery

  • Knowledge in kinematics and multi-body system modelling

  • Some understanding and familiarity of control engineering and electronics

  • MATLAB, Simulink or equivalent tools


  • The ideal candidate is both creative in dreaming up concepts and rigorous in implementing and validating them.

  • You are a data driven individual with enough curiosity to study and experiment unusual solutions. You are ready to take on challenges, to learn and try innovative approaches tools and methods, from concept to integrated prototype.

  • You are resourceful, open minded, creative and crave to learn and experiment.


  • Performance related bonus.

  • Company paid Life Insurance.

  • Discounts on Dyson machines.

  • On-site gym and sport centre.

  • Competitive pension scheme.

  • Flexible benefits program with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the option to purchase additional holidays.

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays.

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury/Hullavington campus from Bristol, Chippenham, and Swindon.

  • Free on-site parking.

  • Subsidised café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch.

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees.

  • Employee Assistance Program for employees and dependants.

  • Digital GP and prescription service.


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.