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Senior Research Engineer - Motor Design


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

Within Dyson Research we define what is next in technology and look to continually push the boundaries of what is possible. We are at the very start of the new product ideas chain, working to develop the technologies that enable future products. 

About the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Research Engineer/Senior Research Engineer to join the highly successful Motors and Power Systems team within the Research, Design and Development (RDD) department. Within this team the successful applicant will be working on the early stage research and development of our future Dyson Digital Motors (DDMs) and other intricate electromechanical assemblies, which may include battery packs and heaters, for example. 

We are seeking candidates who are adept at both independent work and collaborative endeavours within multifunctional teams, showcasing exceptional team-working abilities. The ideal candidate should demonstrate adaptability and efficiency as a problem-solver, employing a flexible approach with meticulous attention to detail when required. Additionally, the ability to swiftly adapt to changing priorities and projects in dynamic research environments is highly valued.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Contribute significantly to shaping and refining new motors and power systems from their initial research phases to detailed development.

  • Innovate and create mechanical designs from scratch, moving from concept to practical demonstration, encompassing prototyping and rigorous testing. Ensure designs are optimized for large-scale production and automated assembly (DFM and DFA principles).

  • Devise inventive and technically robust solutions to intricate multi-physical challenges. Leverage personal engineering expertise while collaborating closely with experts in various engineering domains.

  • Employ systems engineering and established design processes to efficiently generate and document design concepts. Support the definition of structure, detailed design, and validation of novel motors and power systems.

About you

  • A degree (2:1 or higher) in Mechanical Engineering, or other relevant engineering discipline

  • Good knowledge of physical “first principles” and ability to perform analytical calculations

  • Proficient in the use of CAD (Siemens NX and Teamcener12 is an advantage, but training can be provided)

  • Experience in using ANSYS Workbench to perform finite element analysis

  • Ability to solve problems in a logical manner

  • Enjoys collaboration with colleagues and being part of a team

  • Is versatile and can positively adapt to change

  • Ability to communicate effectively with colleagues 



  • Performance-related bonus scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines and retail purchases

  • Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, and Swindon)


  • Generous holiday allowance of 27 days (plus bank holidays)

  • Free on-site lunches, fruit, and hot drinks

  • Access to on-site sports centre, gym, hair salon, and lifestyle assistance

  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

  • Option to purchase additional holiday days


  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee assistance programme

  • Digital GP services

  • On-site physiotherapy and GP services

  • Prescription service

  • Fertility treatment support


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.