Control Engineer

Competitive + benefits



Progress the development, integration and testing of Vehicle Control Systems.

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.

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.


Core Responsibilities: 

  • You will be work on the development, integration and test of powertrain control systems and the integration and test of chassis control systems.
  • For the powertrain, you will help to develop control systems, support joint vehicle testing, and identify design changes required to ensure delivered performance meets requirements. You will work closely with members of the Driveline group to derive control systems requirements, other members of the Control System Group for control system design and members of the Electronics group to assist in the implementation and test of control systems in a production environment.
  • For chassis control systems and braking, you will work closely with Tier1 suppliers and other members of the Control and Vehicle Dynamics groups to ensure the effective performance and integration of all supplied control systems.
  • For all responsibilities, you will need to work in an ISO 26262 framework to ensure certified delivery of safety related systems.

Day to Day Duties:
  • Work with other Control Systems Group members to define powertrain control systems requirements.
  • Design control systems in Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow and test, using plant models, to meet control system requirements.
  • Define and supervise/conduct tests on rigs and vehicles using Rapid Control Prototyping hardware.
  • Simulation studies to ensure that control systems bought from Tier1 suppliers integrate correctly into the entire vehicle
  • Creation of (ISO 26262) documented Executable Specifications in Simulink for transfer to Electronics group for implementation.
  • Liaise with Electronics group members to assist with implementation of control systems in the production environment (includes assisting with Software in the Loop and Hardware in the Loop tests).


  • Strong understanding Control Systems Theory.
  • Strong understanding of Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow.
  • Experience in logging and analysis of rig and vehicle data and writing technical reports.
  • Experience of working in a recognised Quality Control environment desirable.
  • Experience of working as a Control Systems Engineer.
  • Automotive sector experience (OEM/Motorsport/consultancy) desirable.
  • Experience of dSpace Rapid Control Prototyping desirable.
  • A degree in Engineering, including a significant element of Control
  • Engineering, required.
  • Ph.D. in Control Engineering desirable, but not essential.

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you will be invited to join the company bonus scheme, get 27 days annual leave and you’ll qualify for life assurance. You will also have access to our free on-site gym with regular fitness classes (subject to membership availability) and two on-site cafés which cater to a variety of tastes. 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: 16-May-2018

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