Fluid Dynamics Engineer
£Competitive + bonus, on-site gym and more
This is a fantastic opportunity for a Fluid Dynamics Engineering Graduate or established Fluids, Thermal or Mechanical Engineer to work within a small team of like-minded engineering problem solvers within our Research, Design and Development department (RDD). The successful candidate will be responsible for the application of fundamental physical theories and pragmatic methods to provide fluid and thermal insight and understanding to the business.
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. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.
Few people understand Dyson technology as intimately as our Technical Support team. Whether fixing old machines, building prototypes for new machines, or ensuring customers receive the right spare parts, passion is key. So when our service workshop refurbishes machines, it’s to such high a quality that we can resell them with new guarantees. And when we build prototypes – 15,000 last year alone – they’re so well finished that our engineers can test components and stress points in real life scenarios. Because like all Dyson engineers, we push the boundaries of performance and quality.
- Provide advice and guidance to Design Managers and assembly teams on allocated projects, taking a lead role and responsibility for the areas of fluid flow and thermal management.
- Support of this advice through experimental validation and other relevant analysis methods and tools (including CFD).
- Keep Line Manager advised on progress and status of allocated design projects.
- Represent the Fluid Dynamics team at all arranged project cross-team meetings.
- Build and maintain effective working relationships with design engineers at all levels, including the relevant technical teams
- A good first degree or Masters in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
- A good working knowledge of the fundamentals of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
- A good understanding of the principles and application of CFD methods. (Previous experience of ANSYS-Fluent and/or ANSYS-CFX beneficial, but not essential)
- A sound understanding of experimental methods and processes, particularly with regard to pressure, temperature and flow measurement techniques.
- A good working knowledge of commercial CAD tools, preferably Unigraphics.
- A good working knowledge of Matlab and MS Office Excel.
- 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.
- To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
- Excellent team-working skills
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.