CAE Engineer - Body Engineering

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

Hullavington, Wiltshire


These roles sit within the Body Engineering 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.


  • Managing the creation full vehicle CAE models from concept stage to detailed level
  • Supporting load path and structure development using simulation to inform Body Engineering design solutions.
  • Help develop and grow CAE working practices and methods to meet and exceed current industry state of the art.
  • Define and monitor component and system level testing and correlation to improve model predictability.
  • Help develop standards related to all aspects of body structure engineering
  • Integrate closely with key teams within the program: body engineering, safety, vehicle dynamics, vehicle NVH.


  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered)
  • Experience of CAE simulation experience

  • Experience with optimisation methods and tools : Optistruct, Genesis, …

  • Good knowledge of Body in White Engineering
  • Sound knowledge of materials and manufacturing requirements, mechanical properties and failure mechanisms
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment

  • Self-starter - ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach and a can-do attitude

  • Excellent team-working skills


  • Experience in Electric Vehicle Body Structures development
  • Experience of developing new vehicle platform
  • Experience of Radioss / Hypercrash

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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