CAD Engineer - HVAC

£Competitive, benefits include - 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension

Malmesbury, Wiltshire


This role sits within the HVAC and Thermal Management team of our automotive function.

Market Overview

Malmesbury is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. A charming Wiltshire market town doesn’t sound like the place to develop world leading technology, but it’s just right for us. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent–minded.

As part of the £2.5 billion investment, Dyson acquired a 650 acre plot in Hullavington. This former Royal Air Force base, just five miles from Dyson HQ, will increase our UK footprint tenfold. We’ll be turning old hangars into futuristic labs and workspaces – creating a campus to rival those in Silicon Valley.

Function Overview

We’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle – that’s no secret. It has remained our ambition to solve the worldwide problem of air pollution for nearly 30 years. Now that we have the ability to bring all our technologies together into a single product, we’re able to solve this problem at the source. For now, it’s all about finding the right people to make it all happen for 2020.


You will join a growing team of design engineers in Dyson’s NPI group focussing on design and developing the next generation of heating/cooling strategies for new and existing categories demonstrating new core technology and a complete system design approach.

The successful candidate will be expected to bring innovation to integrating mechanical, aerodynamic and electromagnetic concepts while considering the impact on performance. You will deliver design solutions that:

•Stretch the boundaries of speed, power/torque density and efficiency in electric motor systems in a number of different applications

•Demonstrate a complete system approach to product layout considering discipline and product requirements

•Meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight and efficiency within the planned timeline of each research project

•Are reliable and fit for purpose to satisfy life requirements and to help achieve product guarantee periods   

•Comply with all relevant International Standards

•Are innovative / novel with strong / high value IP for Dyson products

•Communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status to a broad spectrum of associated project members and senior management

•Be responsible for delivering parts, assemblies and systems from concept to proof of principle.

•Develop 3D CAD, engineering drawings and tolerance stacks for mechanical and electrical components and assemblies along with test rigs and assembly jigs.

•Deliver designs, concepts and detailed ideas for future parts/sub assemblies and layouts for associated products that meet specification requirements and that are optimised for low cost, high volume manufacturing

•Understand and apply engineering analysis tools such as FEA and hand calculations to develop concepts and validate designs

•Work with other project team engineers to ensure product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met

•Challenge and develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve efficiency

•Demonstrate clear presentation of technical information and supporting documentation to ensure accurate transfer to other teams within Dyson.


Education and experience:

•A degree in a relevant engineering, science or product design discipline with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in the design and development of mechanical systems.

Minimum technical experience and knowledge:

•Ability to use 3D computer aided design (CAD) software packages

•Ability to produce technical drawings

•Strong hands on ethos with workshop experience

•Enthusiasm for a design → build → test → iterate, design process

•A creative and agile mind, and a desire to develop your design and development skills in a fast pace environment

•An ability to demonstrate a thorough approach to reasoning and problem solving

•An ability to work in both a cross-functional team environment and independently

•Demonstrate strong motivation to get the job done

•Ability to orchestrate work across a number of different projects and platforms simultaneously.

•Knowledge of tolerance stack analysis

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: 2-Feb-2018

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