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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Science and Research
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About Dyson

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. Dyson’s interest in researching and developing energy storage technologies started more than a decade ago, when it became apparent that the full potential of our DDM motors were starting to be held back by commercially available batteries. Fast-forward to 2022, and we now have over 100 scientists and engineers working on battery R&D across our labs in the UK, US and Singapore. 

With multiple generations of Dyson battery technologies ranging from early research through the industrialisation phase, Dyson are recruiting a wide range of roles across their UK and Singapore labs to accelerate progress. These roles include materials scientists, electrochemists, cell design engineers, cell test technicians, cell assembly technicians, mechanical design engineers, manufacturing process development engineers and manufacturing technologists.

About the role

You will join a team of material scientists, electrochemists, mechanical and electronic engineers at Dyson’s Malmesbury Research campus. Your role will be to develop our understanding of cell performance within a product, working with the overall design team to deliver Dyson’s energy storage roadmap. Your focus will be on characterising and understanding the mechanical aspects of cell performance. This will including engaging with both cell and pack design teams as well as developing novel methods of characterising and understanding mechanical performance.

Key Responsibilities of the role 

  • Gain a clear understanding of Dyson’s Energy Storage Requirements and apply your knowledge to support the evaluation of energy storage technology. Quickly learn and adapt to a fast paced project. 

  • Work with the wider cell characterisation and applications team to understand the cell testing requirement for each Dyson product – develop any new tests required, including validating tests using conventional commercial cells. 

  • Take a leading role in analysis of the mechanical aspects of cell performance and failure - work with pack team to facilitate mechanical integration of cells into packs

  • Work with the wider team to carry out testing of Dyson cells and commercial cells. Analyse and report data to allow clear and meaningful conclusions to be drawn, at a product level.

About you

​Experience and Qualifications 

  • Relevant degree (mechanical engineering or equivalent)

  • Clear evidence of a strong background in research, this may be a PhD, but equivalent industry experience is equally valued) 

  • Testing and simulation experience, including developing methods for testing thermal and mechanical properties. Ideally this should be at both cell and material level.

  • Experience documenting and communicating test methods and results in clear and concise manner, including drawing meaningful conclusions 

  • Experience of working with minimal direct supervision. 

Desirable experience 

  • Experience processing data using scripting languages (Matlab/Python) 

  • Experience of characterisation and/or simulation of cell failure from a mechanical perspective

Key Behaviours  

  • Teamwork. Team player, both in operating within the immediate team, the global energy storage team, and the broader Dyson team. 

  • Flexibility. Able to adapt to the constantly changing environment that is inherent in this disruptive technology driven company. 

  • Process driven approach. Implements and maintains effective and efficient processes. 

  • Resilience. Responds to change and adversity positively. Seeks opportunity in situations which may initially seem negative. 

  • Accuracy, and objectivity in communication and reporting. It is important that we don’t over-sell or under-sell achievements, to facilitate good decision making. 

  • Commitment and ownership. Dyson is a family owned business, which makes long term commitments to stretching technology challenges. The strongest candidates will want to be on this journey with Dyson, rather than just doing a job. 

Benefits

Financial:

  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Purchase additional holidays 

Lifestyle:

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

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

  • On-site parking

  • Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

  • Free on-site hair salon

  • On-site lifestyle Assist

  • Electric vehicle scheme 

Health:

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support

  • On-site gym and sports centre

  • On-site wellbeing centre

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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

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