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Senior Design Engineer


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington 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.

Whether you're curious about different opportunities, looking to continue your career path or considering a detour into unexplored areas of Dyson - we hope the below job is of interest!

**Please apply with CV and portfolio**

About the role

As a Senior Design Engineer within the Environmental Care, Professional and Lighting category, you will be joining an innovative & dynamic team, developing the next generation of products, as well as supporting the realisation and growth of a new product category for Dyson.

You will work autonomously as part of a multi-disciplined team, striving to solve problems for people globally, designing for a diverse range of user needs and environments. Using an iterative design-build-test approach to demonstrate new technology, intuitive features and performance gains.

We are encouraged to think differently, be unafraid to make mistakes and get hands on to prove our technology from concept to manufacture. By joining our world class Research, Design and Development department, you will work collaboratively as part of a global team with other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to deliver authentic, pioneering and better products. Working across all phases of the project development from defining requirements & generating concepts, to realising manufacturable solutions. All whilst engaging with our Engineering teams in South East Asia.

The role is multi-disciplined, with the opportunity to focus on developing different aspects of our products; integrating new technologies into manufacturable solutions to meet the product vision.

About you


  • Ownership of design, build and testing of prototypes to demonstrate technologies, features and performance

  • Working alongside RDD teams to produce exciting and disruptive products on specification, cost and time.

  • Collaborate with multiple support teams to integrate electro/mechanical systems into our cutting-edge technologies.

  • Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved thoroughly. 

  • Assessing technical risk, defining development plans and reporting against project delivery.

  • Create and perform investigative verification and validation tests throughout all development phases.

  • Communicate and influence across all disciplines and levels.

  • Challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve design quality.

Qualifications & Experience

  • A degree in Design Engineering, Product Design, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.

  • Practical knowledge of 3D CAD, PLM systems and simulation packages.

  • Experience of designing parts and assemblies for mass manufacture.

  • Sound understanding of fundamental engineering and scientific principles. 


  • Creative problem solver with the ability to multitask in a rapidly changing environment. 

  • A good understanding of mechanisms and awareness of the application of electrical & electronic principles.

  • Ability to generate and communicate ideas through a variety of means including concept sketches and prototypes.

  • Analytical and logical mindset with a high attention to detail.

  • Champion great design to produce products that meet all performance and functional requirements.

  • Managing, tracking and mitigating technical risk.

  • Ability to plan effectively in an organised manner when working with a variety of project teams, in an often high-pressure environment.

  • Use of advanced statistical tools & analysis software, devise lab-based measurement techniques and test methods to influence design direction.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised café and restaurants

  • Discounts on Dyson machines


At Dyson, it's about more than our machines. We recognise that our success comes from our inventive people. We believe in including everybody and supporting you on your journey with us

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.