Description and Requirements

The Lead Aerodynamics Engineer (CFD) will work within the floorcare research team to apply their skills and experience to invent and develop technologies that enhance the company’s technical advantage in future products. You will drive research projects from initial conception, through the various technology readiness levels at which point the proof of principle idea will be transferred to a team who integrate and redesign it into saleable products. As a senior member of the team, you will also be expected to use their experience to mentor and technically advise the junior team members, and to implement new ideas to help in the continuous improvement of the team’s research capability.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.

Accountabilities:

  • Deliver product-focused technology projects to the Dyson range plan. 
  • Generate innovative concepts for new technologies. 
  • Conduct detailed theoretical and numerical analyses of these technologies. 
  • Design and build prototypes of chosen technologies. 
  • Identify experimental test programmes to evaluate technologies. 
  • Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate these to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors. 
  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range. 
  • Identify potential research areas which would benefit from new technology development. 
  • Present concepts to James Dyson and the Exec. team, when required.

Skills:

  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical or aerodynamics based – MEng, PhD or similar.
  • An advanced knowledge and understanding of theoretical, experimental and numerical aerodynamics. 
  • Demonstrable industrial experience of the application of CFD (ANSYS Workbench, CFX and Fluent) or experimental techniques in aerodynamics to enable project success. 
  • Proven ability to work autonomously with the responsibility to deliver to tight project deadlines. 
  • Experience of engineering analysis tools such as Minitab, LabVIEW or Matlab. 
  • Experience with working in a large team and preferably large cross-team environment.
  • Good analytical and problem solving ability, capable of logically assessing technologies using a variety of methods. 
  • Keen interest in keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in numerical and experimental aerodynamic techniques. 

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidized café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines