Aerodynamics Engineer




The Aerodynamics Engineer will be responsible for delivering aerodynamic targets through concept design and analysis.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded. Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology). The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

Our Design engineering team is the idea factory of Dyson. It’s where we took the bag out of the vacuum. The blades out of a fan. And the heat out of hand dryers. With free-flowing curiosity and creativity, ideas are never in short supply. The key is deciding which ones could change the world and which should, for now, be shelved. This is done by the New Product Innovation team, who pass on the best ideas to New Product Development. Sketching, prototyping, testing, failing and refining follow. It can take months, even years. But those ideas that make it are big. The ones that transform markets.


The Aerodynamics Engineer will be responsible for delivering aerodynamic targets through concept design and analysis. Working with the design and engineering teams to evaluate concepts, run CFD simulations and produce high quality aerodynamic surface concept design solutions. This role requires integrated working with the project team and exposure to senior management to help guide development of the product.


  • Support Lead Aerodynamics engineer in delivery of aerodynamics targets

  • Set-up, run and analyse CFD simulations

  • Produce high quality surface models of concepts for CFD evaluation

  • Produce report summaries and present findings to senior management

  • Design of aerodynamic concept components for release for prototype models


  • Knowledge and understanding of aerodynamic principles
  • Experience in the use of CFD software
  • Strong experience in freeform parametric surfacing and solid modelling part design (ANSYS preferred)
  • Excellent/Master’s degree in Aerodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered)
  • A willingness to learn and understand components and systems impacts on aerodynamics
  • Experience of developing models for testing
  • Ability to develop automated CFD process from CAD to Results for Aerodynamicists.
  • Conversion of CAD to CFD ready surfaces .
  • Appreciation for manufacturability constraints 
  • Ability to build and maintain CFD simulation monitoring tools
  • Support aerodynamicists in forming solutions for CFD related problems
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information, both in writing and verbally
  • Self-starter - ability to work independently
  • Be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure
  • Creative approach to data visualisation, representation and manipulation

The closing date for this position will be 14th March 2017.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a profit-related bonus, generous leave and life insurance. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, flexible working hours, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.

Posted: 14-Feb-2017

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