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Senior Research Design Engineer


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury 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 

The design engineer will work within the Floorcare Research Team where they will apply their skills and experience to invent and develop technologies for the next generation of Dyson products. As part of the Research component of the RDD umbrella, we specialise in the most complex technical challenges and scientific discovery right at the leading edge of concept generation.

This role will play a vital part in aiding a team of research engineers to communicate ideas through sketches and product quality CAD designs, as we’ll as generating concepts themselves.  There will be many opportunities to exchange skills with world-class mechanical, aerodynamic and electrical engineers for a highly motivated individual. 


  • Initiate and own new product concepts from a blank sheet of paper.

  • Lead the team in advanced application and functionalities of 3D CAD.

  • Communicate ideas through sketching, CAD and model making.

  • Produce mechanical designs across a range of device types and technologies to deliver our product performance specifications while considering cost, manufacturing and time delivery.

  • Assist other team members and mentor engineers of all levels in your area of expertise.

  • Generate innovative concepts for new technologies.

  • Design, build and test prototypes as part of a technology development project.

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

  • Challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve design quality.

  • Define plans, monitor progress and report to management on technical risks.

  • Present concepts to the team and company leaders.

About you 

  • A creative and agile mind, and a desire to enhance your design and development skills in a fast-paced environment.

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline.

  • An advanced knowledge and proven track record of CAD and strong grasp of mechanical design principles (Siemens NX preferable).

  • Knowledge of mechanical systems, materials and analysis techniques.

  • Proven ability to work autonomously with the responsibility to deliver to tight project deadlines.

  • Good analytical and problem-solving ability. 

  • Persistent nature and an inquisitive attitude.

  • Good organisational skills - able to plan ahead and to prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.

  • Experience of communicating and presenting complex technical content.

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and self-motivated environment.


  • 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


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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