Control Systems Engineer

Competitive + benefits



The role requires the translation of marketing requirements into specific requirements for vehicle control systems.

Helping Dyson to differentiate and optimize the vehicle, this team is responsible for the specification and development of an efficient chassis control system strategy that will enable us to improve the characteristics of the vehicle and minimize energy loss through braking.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent-minded.

Yet nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology).
The building is the heartbeat of Dyson. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

Our design engineering team is the idea factory of Dyson. It’s where we took the bag out of the vacuum. The blades out of a fan. And the heat out of hand dryers. With free-flowing curiosity and creativity, ideas are never in short supply. The key is deciding which ones could change the world and which should, for now, be shelved.

This is done by the New Product Innovation team, who pass on the best ideas to New Product Development. Sketching, prototyping, testing, failing and refining follow. It can take months, even years. But those ideas that make it are big – the kind that transform markets.


  • 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 Continental braking systems and MKC1 preferential but not essential.

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: 15-May-2018

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