Environmental Scientist / Engineer - Air Quality

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Pension, Bonus, Free Onsite Gym



The Environmental Research Scientist will develop fundamental knowledge, support the definition and enable the delivery of novel technologies for air purification products from concept to an integrated solution in a growing team working on a wide range of air quality projects.

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. Nearby are the fashionable cities of Bristol and Bath (where a young James Dyson invented cyclone technology). The building is the heartbeat of Dyson, with over 2,500 people, including James himself, spending their days strategising, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2017, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


The role is situated within the Environmental Control Research Group and you will be working in a cross functional team of scientists and engineers, performing early stage research to support new product innovation.

You will use your multi-disciplinary engineering and scientific abilities to measure, model and characterise air quality issues and predict the performance of air purification products. You will also be involved with the continuing development of existing technologies. This role will combine theoretical and experimental techniques, and require time-management and organisation skills and a strong ability to communicate and engage with stakeholders across all levels of the business.

With the fast pace in which research are required to operate, you will be required to take a leading role in the development and the delivery of a wide range of new and exciting air quality projects. Quickly identifying critical parameters and developing test methods, capabilities and models around them will be required.

The role will require the interaction with NPI and NPD teams and occasionally wider business functions. Good communication of technical information is essential to making this position a success. You must be able to deliver projects on time, cost and specification in this evolving environment.

Key Responsibilities

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.

  • Experimentation, modelling, characterisation of indoor environments and air quality issues to support optimisation of air purification products
  • Research and development of lab based methods to gauge technology suitability
  • Collection and reporting of results to enable technical and product design decisions
  • Deliver specialist knowledge to engineers and management team as part of project progress reviews
  • Collaboration with external partners to support project delivery
  • Awareness of air quality issues and emerging technologies and the drive to generate new technology concepts.


  • Degree qualified (or equivalent) in relevant environmental science and/or engineering (mechanical/chemical/general)
  • Proven experience and knowledge of air pollution and/or indoor environments
  • Working knowledge and understanding of fundamental scientific theories specifically in the field of general engineering, physics or environmental science
  • Experience of engineering analysis tools, for example matlab or minitab, and data processing, analytics and statistics
  • Intellectually sharp with a passion for applied science and technical problem solving.
  • Good organisational skills, able to plan ahead, prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others

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: 20-Feb-2017

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