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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 different, authentic and pioneering 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. 



  • 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.

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.