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Senior Controls Engineer - Test Systems Design


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Malmesbury 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.

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

We are seeking to appoint an exceptional professional engineer to join our Prototype, Verification and Test organization (PVT) as an electrical engineer specialising in controls, instrumentation and automation. In PVT's Test Systems Design team you will play an integral part in designing and maintaining various industrial-grade special-purpose machinery and automated test equipment, facilitating fast development of world-leading and innovative commercial products. You will be responsible for all aspects of design and specification of electrical and control hardware of machinery and equipment that is compliant to all applicable regulations. 

The successful candidate will have a sound theoretical understanding of power distribution, low voltage circuits, safety circuits, sensors, and actuators, drives and VFDs, servo and stepper motors, PLCs, DAQ, SCADA, HMI, historian, bus-communication, and integration of these complex sub-systems.

Ideally with work experience in one of the following areas:

  • Electrical control panel design

  • Control and data acquisition systems

  • Special-purpose machinery design

  • Electro-mechanical design

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver electrical hardware design work to projects, working alongside other technical functions within the team to ensure the correct solution is developed.

  • Work with the PVT team and external providers to deliver safe, efficient, and innovative test systems.

  • Work to make sure that all work is documented and contribute to the delivery of technical documentation that is required for compliance.

  • Specify, design, and help to build electrical systems for test equipment.

  • Ensure equipment is designed with compliance in mind.

  • Work with other members of the test team to tweak processes in order to get a good balance between compliance and rapid development.

  • Work with minimum supervision and influence others in the test development function to support the development of a high-performance team.

About you

  • Degree qualified in a relevant science, engineering or maths discipline

  • At least 3 years of professional experience in a related discipline

  • At least 1 year experience in EPLAN or similar electrical design package.

  • Experience in producing electrical designs that comply to EN 60204, EN 13489.

  • Experience designing and building bespoke machinery and/or control panels, ideally working to regulations such as Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 and the Low Voltage Directive

  • Sound understanding of electrical theory.

  • Experience in electrical commissioning and fault finding.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate and provide clear advice and guidance to a diverse audience.

  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills with demonstrable experience of working independently and as part of a team.

  • Highly organised, with a consistent yet pragmatic approach to process implementation.

  • Resourceful, energetic, and motivated.



  •  Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  •  Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 


  • 27 days holiday plus statutory public holidays

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

  • On-site parking

  • 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 dependants

  • 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.