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Senior Engineering Manager


Design and Development
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office


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.


As Senior Manager within the Design & Engineering function, you will be joining an innovative & dynamic team, developing the next generation of Environmental Care, Professional and Lighting products, as well as supporting the realisation and growth of a new product category for Dyson. The Senior Engineering Manager must lead their resources to deliver design & engineering solutions on time, to specification, to quality & cost. They collaborate with their peers and the cross functional team to arrive at solutions that integrate to achieve the product vison, and are expected to make high value, high impact design and engineering proposals, & engineering decisions. They are also people leaders who are accountable for the capability of their team through knowledge growth & retention, and the professional development of their engineers.

A senior leader in the Design Engineering team, the Senior Engineering Manager will be accountable for; the robustness of their team’s design & engineering output. Collaborating with their peers regionally, & with their counterpart globally, to allow for efficient utilization of global resources. Instigating efficiencies, whilst continually and strategically improving ways of working through knowledge growth in mechanical platforms. 

As a trusted Senior Manager in RDD, the Senior Engineering Manager will role model the Dyson values and create a high-performance culture. Responsibilities include: 

  • Managing capability and resources in the team to meet project schedules. The manager must ensure that all the technical issues are well matched to the capability & development needs of the individuals within their team. 

  • Assess technical capability of the design Engineering team, plan & deliver growth. 

  • Collaborate with peers to implement the most suitable structure of the design engineering team to deliver the project. 

  • Assess engineering risk & lead their team to integrated solutions through collaboration. 

  • Apply theory, data & intuition to make sound design & engineering judgements & proposals. 


  • A good Engineering/ Science/ Math Degree with expertise in working on motors/ acoustics/ fluid dynamics or structural and manufacturing analysis within a fast growing and robust environment. 

  • Proven experience in leading and scaling teams in a sustainable manner.  

  • Ability to apply cross-discipline technical knowledge to challenges/ problems Dyson is solving. 

  • Experience of working with the ANSYS suite of analysis tools, NX and Siemens Team Center would be advantageous.  

  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally. 

  • Ability to communicate at all levels in the department from indirect report to board level with confidence, accuracy and appropriate detail.  

  • Highly driven individual who strives for accurate results in every aspect of your work.  

  • The proven ability to work as part of a team or un-supervised to an agreed goal or set of deliverables is imperative. 

  • A clear logical thinker with exceptional attention to detail.  

  • Persistent approach to problem solving and an inquisitive nature.  

  • Possessing a growth mind-set, you are an engineer at heart, with a genuine interest in technology and people. 


  • 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

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