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Senior Design Engineer – Electrical Prototypes & Test Rigs


Science and Research
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.

About the Role

We are looking for an experienced Electrical design Engineer to join our Team working at the forefront of designing new Dyson products. In this role you will be responsible for designing and building electrical prototypes and test rigs for all our product lines, so hair care, floorcare and environmental care. You will spend most of your time working on a brand-new category for Dyson, working on fresh concepts. This is an exiting role working right at the forefront of our new product in an upstream environment

In this role you will be responsible for the specification, design, build and documentation of the electrical aspects of custom test rigs which will be utilised for a variety of research experiments.

This position is part of an upstream research team tasked with exploring new technology opportunities.  Their objective is to develop and apply fundamental understanding by conducting hands-on investigative research. If successful you will be responsible for supporting this team as the Senior Electrical Engineer, providing expert knowledge and hands-on practical input in the design, construction, and documentation of electrical hardware to suit a wide range of experiments. This hardware will range from basic breadboard rigs through to larger, bespoke, test rigs. 

The successful candidate will need to work closely with other members of the Research Department to understand and support future test and project requirements.  Your role will include working with a range of electrical systems (low and high voltage) as well as battery operated circuits. To achieve this, it’s essential you have knowledge and experience developing these types of systems and the regulations that control their safe construction and use.

Key Responsibilities

  • Specify, design, and build specialised electrical systems & test equipment to support the investigations conducted by the wider Research team.

  • Work with the Research teams to understand critical project requirements, providing expert guidance on the design and integration of electrical systems and associated safety requirements.

  • Develop bespoke test rigs to enable the safe investigation of complex early-stage prototypes.

  • Design and commission test rigs according to relevant industry regulations.

  • Produce high quality supporting documentation.

  • Progress projects using the Dyson research milestone process.

  • Liaise with electrical and test engineers around Dyson to align on appropriate build and test standards.

About You

  • Degree in Electrical / Mechanical engineering.

  • >5 years post-graduate working experience, with evidence of hands-on application.

  • Proven track record of delivering rigs / prototypes / machines.

  • Working knowledge of at least the machinery directive, the low voltage directive, the EMC directive, and circuits containing batteries.

  • Familiar with the requirements of PUWER and other relevant safety regulations.

  • Familiar with software packages required for electrical system design & documentation.

  • Experienced in technical writing, to include Operation & Maintenance manuals for delivered equipment.

  • Skilled in the use and incorporation of Microprocessors and PLCs.

  • Competent with 3D CAD – such as Siemens NX.

  • Practical application of the above in the build, commissioning, test, and approval of electrical systems.

  • Good communication skills. Able to translate and communicate complex technical ideas to wider team, senior managers, and directors when required.



  •  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

  • 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 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.