Characterisation Engineer - Energy Storage
Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday
Dyson requires a skilled and highly motivated characterisation engineer to help it achieve its current and long term battery ambitions and support its RDD lab activities Key responsibilities: Reporting to the Senior Characterisation Engineer, you will join a cross-functional team of engineers and electrochemists to push towards innovative materials development with targeted specifications.
• Characterise novel materials, electrodes and designs to enable a deep understanding of design and performance.
• Demonstrate hands-on experience in characterisation, including applying deep levels of characterisation techniques to electrochemical, thermal and mechanical problems associated with developing novel batteries.
• Manage collected data and decant key figures of merit.
• Generate new and innovative characterisation techniques which can be applied in both developmental and production phases.
• Work closely with other scientists and engineers to ensure that the product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met, within the planned timeline of the project.
• Communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status to a broad spectrum of associated project members and senior management.
Education and experience:
• Minimum MSc/MChem degree (2:1 degree or better) in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent with a demonstrable level of experience in a related field.
Minimum technical experience and knowledge:
• Experience and knowledge of material characterisation techniques, including: Raman, XRD, XPS, SEM-EDS.
• Experience and knowledge of mechanical characterisation techniques.
• Ability to work independently carrying out characterisation to enable a deep understanding of processes and materials.
• Safely work within a lab, adhering to good laboratory practice in compliance with corporate and chemical hygiene policies, including health and safety, COSHH and risk assessments
• Provide regular updates on progress through presentations and progress reports
• Specialist knowledge in the characterisation of battery materials or electrodes (i.e. in-situ measurements)
• Demonstrated ability to develop novel characterisation tools to address a unique requirement.
Essential behavioural skills:
• Self-starter with high level of scientific creativity, open mind and aptitude for problem solving.
• Organised, good analytical ability and attention to detail.
• 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 that would result in great Dyson products.
• To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment in an organised manner.
• Excellent team working skills, and willing to share, listen to and help others.