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Senior Design Engineer


Design and Development
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

The Floorcare team is at the root of Dyson’s growth as a global technology company, with pick-up and separation driving the machines performance. Working closely with technical experts, we develop the latest and greatest technologies to pick up and separate dust more effectively and efficiently, packaged to give the best user interaction. With an inquisitive, hands-on and thinking differently approach you will help drive and deliver the next generation of Floorcare products whilst managing assembly & project level deliverables.

The Role:

You will work independently alongside a small multi-disciplined team to deliver mechanical design, product behaviours, airflow delivery, harness integration, motors, drive systems and energy storage, using an iterative Design/Build/Test process to demonstrate new technology, intuitive features and performance gains.

You will be collaborating as part of a global team, working up-stream to define design requirements, as well as realising the assembly level detail and engaging with our Engineering team in South-East Asia.

Our approach enables us to trial and review designs quickly to deliver authentic and pioneering products.

We are encouraged to think differently and be unafraid to make mistakes. By joining our world class Research Design and Development department, you will work collaboratively with other highly motivated technical engineers and creative people, responsible for delivering parts and sub-assemblies within a complex system.

* Identify, prioritise and manage design risk and deliverables to deliver on time, cost and spec.
* Apply robust and coherent integration of cutting-edge technologies through an iterative design/build/test approach, working with mechanical, hardware, software and/or sensing systems.
* Deliver the development of innovative user focused products by collaborating with Research and NPI right through to delivering manufacturing solutions with the Malaysian Development Centre.
* Provide clear and concise communication to key stakeholders to ensure alignment across the project team
* Deliver part/assembly and system level design direction, across multiple disciplines, making informed decisions by interpreting complex data.
* Contribute to the development of the team’s capability to support ambitious Floorcare growth by providing constructive feedback to line-managers, as well as mentoring more junior members of the team.

About you

* A degree in Mechanical Engineering / Product Design or equivalent.
* Experience in leading the development of parts/sub-assemblies for robust design and mass manufacture, e.g. injection moulding.
* Practical knowledge of 3D CAD, PLM systems and analysis packages.
* Experience in collaborating within a team, successfully managing and delivering results in a timely manner.
* Identification and management of part/sub-assembly level requirements, risk and specifications throughout the design process.
* Knowledge and application of a ‘Systems Engineering’ approach to design.
* Ability to robustly plan, prioritise tasks and coordinate your own work.
* A sound understanding of mechanical principles and engineering judgement to make robust design decisions.
* Effective assessment and selection of appropriate methods to develop and demonstrate design intent.
* Show suitable verification and validation to prove your design.
* Ability to analyse and evaluate test results to drive design direction.
* Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills.



  • 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 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.

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.