Description and Requirements

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. 

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented 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 leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfill our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

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 ones that transform markets.

Accountabilities:

  • Designers will be expected to initiate new product concepts and ideas and identify market opportunities from a blank sheet of paper. 
  • Take responsibility for creating and owning vision specification and business case for new product concepts
  • Produce working concepts for reviews with the use of handmade or prototype parts. 
  • Keep a Design Rationale document or similar up to date showing the detail design process of your designs with good technical justifications.

Skills:

  • A degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline or equivalent. 
  • Technical and personal credibility to work effectively in cross-functional design teams throughout the project development cycle. 
  • Previous experience designing manufactured products. 
  • Knowledge and understanding of multiple tooling and manufacturing techniques. 
  • Proven experience of delivering robust design solutions on time, to specification and within cost and budget constraints. 
  • A creative and considered approach to problem solving, following clear design processes. 
  • Practical and methodical design development through prototyping and testing. 
  • Excellent communication, problem solving and analytical skills. 
  • Self starter - ability to work independently and under own initiative. 
  • Genuine interest or relevant experience of working with environmental control products (either with previous employer or academic projects).
  • Some expertise or capabilities in computer modelling / simulation of environmental factors (thermal and/or fluid flow). 
  • Demonstration of subsequent analysis leading to design and development iterations. 
  • Preferred software packages; Ansys, Comsol, MatLab.

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidized café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines