- Design and Development
- United Kingdom - Milton Park
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. We are recruiting at all levels of seniority up to senior technical leadership roles.
About the role
There is a requirement for a senior process development scientist/engineer within the Energy Storage team, to drive development of processes pioneered in research through to pilot scale manufacture.
This role is a key part of the team that is going to succeed in overcoming these challenges by combining experience, scientific and engineering excellence, and clear thinking with innovative designs to keep Dyson at the leading edge of energy storage technologies.
Initially this role will be focused on identifying and de-risking cost-effective manufacturing routes for production of battery active materials, currently produced on the laboratory scale. The role will encompass leading projects to prove out and optimise these novel manufacturing routes, via organisation and planning of experimental programmes, utilising in house capabilities as well as collaborations with third parties.
Applicants for this particular role must have significant demonstrable experience in the aforementioned areas, specifically the development and scale-up of laboratory processes ready for pilot scale manufacture.
Responsibilities shall include;
The review of unit operations and processes identified at a research level, and the development of these to reliable and reproducible process steps
Design and development of economic cost models to guide sensible process unit selection
Planning and organisation of experimental programmes, to target efficient and robust proof of concept of manufacturing methods
Hands on leadership of experimental programmes and laboratory work
Liasing with third party suppliers and collaborators to accelerate technical progress
Technical and economic review of potential alternative and parallel technology methods
Identify potential methods of manufacture whereby significant cost or quality improvements could be realised
Promote and demonstrate high health and safety standards and practices within Dyson laboratories and work spaces
As a senior employee, the successful applicant would be expected to;
Develop the concept, proving key technologies and demonstrating the system feasibility
Prove the production solution and create suitable documentation prior to handover to the manufacturing teams and partners
Demonstrate proposed solutions are safe, robust, cost effective and fit-for-purpose for a high-volume manufacturing environment
Assist in the personal development of junior team members
A confident, dynamic person with at least 5 years’ experience working in the chemical, materials development, fuel-cell or battery industries.
Experience in fast-paced development environments, with the capability to lead technical projects, establish third party collaborations and carry out hands-on laboratory/piloting testwork.
Degree in a scientific or engineering discipline
>5 years’ experience developing processes or products
Project progression – can demonstrate having taken a product/idea/process from research (early phase) through to pilot scale
Stakeholder management including demonstrated decision influencing
Product & process engineering for quality & value with demonstrated improvements
Good understanding of the safety aspects of the proposed processes, and how these change with scale
Bulk powder handling, in particular the safety requirements around these processes and how these change with scale
Design & specification of development and pilot scale equipment
Batch & continuous processes
Multi-stage unit operations
Hazardous and/or complex environments, (e.g. dry/explosive/particulate/vapour)
Understanding and managing specification and construction of facilities
Proficient in data acquisition and processing, including Excel
Battery active material development experience would be highly desirable
Performance related bonus
Company paid Life Assurance
Discounts on Dyson machines
Competitive pension scheme
Purchase additional holidays
27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
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.
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.