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Senior Design Engineering Manager, New Category


Design and Development
Singapore - St James Power Station Headquarters

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 are 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.

About the role

As a Senior Engineering Manager within the Design Engineering function based at St James Power Station, your primary responsibility will be overseeing multiple design engineering teams. Your goal will be to ensure the successful delivery of complex and high-impact projects. Drawing upon your extensive technical expertise and leadership skills, you will foster a high-performance culture and drive strategic prioritization. It will be your duty to ensure the quality and timely delivery of the work produced by the teams under your supervision. As an experienced people leader, you will serve as a role model for Dyson values and cultivate a high-performance culture within your team. You will focus on enhancing the team's capabilities and capacity by recruiting, developing, and retaining talented individuals. Additionally, you will continuously work towards improving processes and tools to optimize efficiency. Collaboration will be a key aspect of your role, as you will work closely with cross-functional teams and senior management. Your influential recommendations and decisions will contribute to the development of user-focused solutions that align with design and project goals. Through your efforts, you will demonstrate the broader impact of your work on the organization.

Responsibilities include:

Project and Design Management

  • Working within Dyson Processes, Quality Management system, standards, and regulatory requirements such as FDA and ISO13485.

  • Review and approve assembly requirements and subsequent changes.

  • Ensure boundaries and interfaces to other assemblies are well defined.

  • Ensure alignment with architecture, traceability to requirements, and best practices.

  • Develop detailed strategies to deliver the ambitions of the company blueprint.

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to identify dependencies, risks, and mitigation strategies within the design engineering context. Assess, plan, and agree activities.

  • Manage capability and resources in the team to meet project schedules. Ensure that all work assignments are well matched to the capability and development needs of the individuals within the team.

  • Retain and grow knowledge to drive higher performance and reliability, and less development time and cost.

Engineering and Quality Assurance

  • Responsible for the overall development of Engineering solutions, and the safety and reliability of all assemblies developed within the team.

  • Ensure solutions follow robust engineering principles, best practice and, are delivered in a timely and cost-effective manner to meet schedule and cost targets.

  • Evaluate the build process to confirm its effectiveness and efficiency in achieving design and project objectives.

  • Assess the quality of build outputs against the requirements.

  • Ensure that all design engineering tasks are, conducted safely throughout the build process.

  • Oversee design engineering testing activities and ensure that proper test planning is conducted, and the right resources are available to run the testing.

  • Provide technical guidance in creating new and complicated test methods as needed.

  • Assess the results of design iterations, such as performance metrics, Design Failure Mode, and Effects Analysis (DFMEA), and lessons learned, to evaluate design maturity and guide future design iterations.

  • Review Part approval or Deviation Requests and determine final approval status.

Leadership and Talent Management

  • Monitor and report on project progress, providing updates to senior management and stakeholders.

  • Lead or contribute to team, department, or functional level change projects as needed, supporting efforts to enhance organizational efficiency or develop new capabilities.

  • Attract, recruit, and retain talent.

  • Support professional development of all individuals within the team. Ensure development plans of team members are relevant and stretching.

  • Assist the Head of Department to implement a suitable team structure to deliver a range of projects over time.

  • Provide managerial guidance to managers within the team.

About you

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

  • Experience in design engineering methods and materials within regulated product / medical device industry.

  • In-depth knowledge of product /medical device regulations and design control processes. FDA GPM requirements noted in 21 CFR 820. ISO 13485 Quality System Requirements. ISO 14971 Risk Management for Medical Devices and IEC 60601 Safety Requirements.

  • Proven history in managing design engineering teams and delivering projects to specification on time and within budget.

  • Strong leadership abilities, excellent communication skills, and problem-solving capabilities.

  • Meticulous mindset with a focus on quality and compliance.

  • Passion for creating innovative and impactful products.


Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

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.