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Senior Research Engineer


Science and Research
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

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 driven by progress and thrive on the challenge of relentless improvement. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge - more categories, more locations and more people.

Within Dyson research, we are pioneering groundbreaking technology, enabling products that solve the problems that others ignore. The Heater technology research team is a mixed skill group of material scientists, mechanical engineers and thermodynamics experts responsible for early stage development of the next generation heating and cooling technologies for future Dyson products.

We split our time between applied product support and fundamental research; expanding our own modelling, build and test capabilities and investigating new technologies to solve real world problems. The team works alongside leading technical specialist in a highly creative working environment. We frequently run projects with third parties around the world including universities, manufactures and research houses and are also called in as subject matter experts to consult on projects at later stages of development with engineering teams in Singapore and Malaysia.

About the role

We are looking for applicants to join the mechanical engineering wing of our team working at our world-class research facilities at Dysons UK campus. The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Leading their own research projects, tackling the thermal/mechanical challenges posed by technologies developed within the team.

  • Generating innovative concepts based on scientific theory and then verifying via experimental test and simulation.

  • Support the design of robust solutions leasing with quality, manufacturing and design engineering teams to integrate our technologies into products.

  • Use of analytical techniques, including Finite Element Analysis, to inform design decisions.

  • The design, build and test of prototypes, and then the succinct analyse and communication of findings.

  • Utilising system engineering principles to define, optimise and validate a technologies performance.

  • Challenging and developing Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve our efficiency and effectiveness

About you

  • Highly motivated, methodical problem solver with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in the design and development of mechanical systems

  • A degree in a relevant engineering or scientific discipline (2:1 degree or higher)

  • Experience in some of the following areas: Static mechanical analysis, fatigue analysis, fracture mechanics, thermo-mechanical analysis, impact/shock/vibration, CFD, electrical/thermal FE, materials science, data analysis, DoE, GD&T

Experience using:

  • CAD (preferably Siemens NX)

  • Programming, preferably Matlab including Simscape and Simulink

  • Finite Element Analysis, preferably Ansys Workbench

  • Experience using Control software, such as Labview and Arduino will be beneficial.

  • Capable of logically assessing technologies using simulation, modelling or the Scientific Method

  • A willing collaborator with a working understanding of Thermodynamic and Material Science principles

  • Excellent communication and presentation skills with the ability to communicate complex ideas to different audience.

  • Comfortable working in a fast pace research environment where the ambition may be to fail fast, and learn quickly.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

  • Pension scheme

  • Performance related bonus

  • Private medical insurance

  • Life assurance

  • Sport centre

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidised café and restaurants

  • Discounts on Dyson machines


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

Interview guidance

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. 

Closing date: 05 December 2021