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Senior Thermodynamics 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 growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

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 
This is a fantastic opportunity for a fluid mechanics or thermodynamics specialist to work within a cross disciplinary team on a future core Dyson technology within our Research, Design and Development department (RDD). The successful candidate will be responsible for the application of analytical, simulation and experimental methods to provide fluid dynamics and thermal insight to the business.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership in the management of heat transfer in fast moving fluid domains.

  • Provide supporting analysis of assemblies designed to dissipate heat – primarily CFD but including 1D simulations where appropriate.

  • Devise and execute methods of parametric optimisation of geometry options

  • Lead or contribute to higher level system models where appropriate

  • Support the understanding of these challenges through experimental validation and advanced simulation methods.

  • Present progress and status of allocated projects to upper management.

  • Build and maintain effective working relationships with engineers at all levels, including the relevant technical teams in South East Asia.

About you 

  • A degree or Masters in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (other relevant disciplines will be considered).

  • An excellent working knowledge of the fundamentals of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.

  • A good understanding of the principles and application of CFD methods, Previous experience of ANSYS-Fluent highly desired

  • A good understanding of experimental methods and processes, particularly with regard to pressure, temperature and flow measurement techniques.

  • A good working knowledge of commercial CAD tools (Previous experience of Siemens NX beneficial, but not essential)

  • A good working knowledge of Matlab & Simscape.

  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail.

  • Ability to communicate complex concepts and information in a concise written or verbal format.

  • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values.

  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams and projects in an often fast paced, competitive environment.

  • Excellent team-working skills



  •  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

  • On-site parking

  • 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 dependents

  • 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.

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