Characterisation Engineer - Energy Storage

Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday



Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Materials Scientist in the Energy Storage team within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

Market Overview

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Function Overview

Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology. Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies. The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition and be ahead of the times. Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company, confirmed by the announcement of our development of an electric vehicle and investments in Sakti3 solid state battery technology. Successful applicants for this role will be part of the team driving these products and others forward. Dyson has invested in a R&D laboratory to support the development and testing of novel battery designs. The battery facility is completed and is now scaling up activities. This growth has created an exciting opportunity within the team for an individual who is keen to get the hands on with pushing the boundaries of energy storage technology.


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.

You will:

• 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

Desirable experience:

• 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.

Benefits Overview

In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the essential & desirable criteria as outlined above, plus details of your current and required package.

Posted: 15-Jun-2018

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