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Senior Design Engineer


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. 
We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas - unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way. 

Dyson create products which are different and better than the competition. These solutions are increasingly complex and require a system approach. We’re rapidly expanding our New Product Innovation team to help us manage that complexity and ultimately get our new ideas to market sooner. 


About the Role 


As a Senior Design Engineer within New Product Innovation (NPI) you will be a crucial member of a dynamic team to help meet and exceed the requirements of our products. You will be working closely with Research engineer specialists and downstream RDD teams to create and develop new technology, product formats and business cases. 


About You 



  • Designers will be expected to initiate new product concepts and ideas and identify market opportunities from a blank sheet of paper.  

  • Take responsibility for creating and owning vision specification and business case for new product concepts  

  • Produce working concepts for reviews with the use of handmade or prototype parts.  

  • Keep a Design Rationale document or similar up to date showing the detail design process of your designs with good technical justifications. 

Skills & Experience 

  • A degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline or equivalent 

  • 3-6 years experience in a relevant design or engineering related discipline 

  • Sound understanding of basic physical principles and the development of products and technologies through prototyping and testing  

  • Proven ability to communicate through a variety of media  

  • Ability to plan, prioritise and co-ordinate with work of others  

  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively in cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle.  

  • Basic knowledge and understanding of multiple tooling and manufacturing techniques.  

  • Proven experience of delivering robust design solutions on time, to specification and within cost and budget constraints.  

  • A creative and considered approach to problem solving, following clear design processes.  

  • Practical and methodical design development through prototyping and testing. 

  • Ability to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and coordinate with the work of others.  

  • Good commercial awareness with pragmatic approach to balance cost and value 




  • 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.

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