Lead CAE Engineer - Body Engineering

£Competitive, benefits include - 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension

Malmesbury, Wiltshire


These role sit within the Body Engineering Team of our automotive function.

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.

As part of the £2.5 billion investment, Dyson acquired a 650 acre plot in Hullavington. This former Royal Air Force base, just five miles from Dyson HQ, will increase our UK footprint tenfold. We’ll be turning old hangars into futuristic labs and workspaces – creating a campus to rival those in Silicon Valley.

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.


  • Manage the creation of CAE models from concept to detail stage
  • Lead and mentor junior and senior CAE engineers to deliver engineering solutions and gateway status reports
  • Ensure consistent use of state of the art methods across the team and lead the development of advanced practices
  • Support the definition and monitoring of component, system and vehicle level testing
  • Help develop body and vehicle engineering standards
  • Collaborate closely with the Safety team to develop integrated structure/restraints solutions
  • Integrate performance across all major attributes : NVH, crash worthiness, pedestrian protection and durability, within CAE, Body Engineering and Vehicle Engineering groups


What You Will Need:

  • Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered)
  • CAE simulation experience (job-dependant)
  • Experience leading a team
  • In depth knowledge in the fields of either NVH or Crashworthiness
  • Experience with crashworthiness software or experience with structural dynamic analysis software
  • Very good working knowledge of first engineering principles and fundamentals of body engineering
  • Ability to approach any complex issue using simple approach (hand calculations, excel) and break them down into individual activities, progressively increasing the level of detail.
  • Sound knowledge of materials and manufacturig requirements, mechanical properties and failure mechanism
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally
  • Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment

  • Self-starter - ability to work independently and take initiative, solve problems and contribute above and beyond scope of role to support overall project success when required
  • Excellent team-working skills


  • Experience in Electric Vehicle Body Structures development
  • Experience of developing new vehicle platform
  • Experience with optimisation methods and tools across physical domains

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: 2-Feb-2018

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