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Senior Fluid Dynamics 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.

About the role 

This is a fantastic opportunity for Fluid Dynamics Engineers to work within a small team of like-minded engineering problem solvers within our Research, Design and Development department supporting product development in our Haircare and New category teams. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading the fluid flow and thermal management, by imparting knowledge and best practice to Design Engineers. The Lead Fluid Dynamics Engineer will be expected to identify and develop new opportunities/tools/methods with the aim of enhancing the performance, reliability and time to market of Dyson products with a focus on engineering simulation. 

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Support the fluid and thermal performance development of our class leading products.

  • Support design and development using a range of measurement, simulation, and analysis methods.

  • Optimise and develop engineering simulation tools for fluid and thermal development.

  • Analyse test and simulation results, summarise findings and communicate to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors.

  • Work with design teams to optimise our products and integrate new technology.

  • Identify potential new research areas which would benefit from fluid and thermal technology development.

  • Keep Team Leader advised on progress of allocated design projects.

  • Represent the Fluid Dynamics team at weekly project cross-team meetings.

  • Build and maintain effective relationships with NPD engineers at all levels.

  • Ensuring detailed, accountable written records are kept with the aid of the NPD database.

About you 

  • A good first degree or Masters in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).

  • A good working knowledge of fundamental thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.

  • A strong understanding of the principles and application of CFD, with previous experience of Fluent and/or CFX.

  • A strong understanding of 1D modelling or use of Matlab, preferably when analysing physics in fluid or thermal domains   

  • A minimum of one year’s previous experience within a Fluid Dynamics/Thermal role in an industrial or consultancy-based environment.

  • A sound understanding of experimental techniques, particularly with regard to pressure, temperature and flow measurement.

  • A good working knowledge of commercial CAD tools.

  • A good working knowledge of MS Office, especially Excel.

  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.

  • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values.

  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.

  • Excellent team-working skills


  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym

  • Electrical vehicle lease scheme options


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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