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Senior Turbomachinery 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 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
As part of the Environmental Care Research team, the Senior Turbomachinery Research Engineer will be part of a multi-discipline research and engineering team and will have responsibility for the aerodynamic design, analysis and measurement of the turbomachines that will power our future Dyson products. The Senior Turbomachinery Research Engineer will be expected to execute independently aerodynamic design, test and analysis tasks, and to have an active role in investigating new technologies and design techniques that push the multi-disciplinary boundaries of Dyson fan and purifier performance. 
Research Manager – Aeroacoustics

Key responsibilities

  • Design and optimise turbomachines for novel products considering, component aerodynamic and acoustic performance, system integration opportunities and readiness for mass manufacture.

  • Develop new design techniques in the discipline of turbomachinery aerodynamics and acoustics.

  • Investigate potential new enabling technologies utilising a variety of experimental and numerical fluid analysis/ simulation platforms.

  • Verify turbomachine aeroacoustic performance through testing and analysis of results, summarise findings and communicate to other members of RDD including senior managers, directors and to James Dyson.

  • Develop accurate, in depth, experimental techniques to verify design performance and to investigate relevant details of the flow field.

  • Incorporate new analysis methodologies into CFD workflows.

  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.

Qualifications, skills and behaviours

  • A good first degree or higher in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).

  • An excellent working knowledge of fundamental fluid dynamics.

  • Experience of turbomachinery design using a recognised design and analysis toolset (Concepts NREC; Numeca; Fluent; Ansys etc.)

  • The ability to work independently on turbomachinery design tasks.

  • Experience in automation of design and CFD analysis tasks, numerical optimization and DOE techniques.

  • Experience of using MATLAB or python would be an advantage

  • Expertise in design of parts for mass manufacture would be an advantage.

  • Experience in the design of aerodynamic test rigs and experience in the experimental characterization of aerodynamic components would be an advantage.

  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and 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 in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.

  • Excellent team-working skills.

  • A proven structured approach to creative problem solving.

  • A clear logical thinker with exceptional attention to detail.



  •  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.

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.