Lead Cell Engineer - Energy Storage

Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday



Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Lead Cell Engineer within the Energy Storage Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

Market Overview

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. We are looking for 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 other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Function Overview

Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology.  Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies.  The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition.  Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company.  Successful applicants for this role will form a critical part of the team driving these products and others forward.


Dyson has invested in a R&D laboratory to support the development and testing of novel battery designs. The battery facility is completed and is now scaling up activities.  This growth has created an exciting opportunity within the team for an individual who is keen to get hands on with the development of the next generation of batteries.



Reporting to the Energy Storage Research Manager, you will join a growing energy storage team in Dyson’s Strategy & Research Group. Your focus will be on the design of Dyson’s next generation of cells. You will: • Work within the team to understand our roadmaps and technology. • Own the design of Dyson’s future cells, including core category and EV • Work across the research team to develop and optimise pack design. • Create plans and manage your own time using planning tools such as Microsoft Project and make sure this is integrated into the overall project plan.


Education and experience: • Minimum BEng/MEng degree (2:1 degree or better) in Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent with a demonstrable level of cell design experience. • Experience in designing cells, including: high power cells, safety considerations and design for manufacture. Experience in taking cell designs to production in high volume is desirable. Minimum technical experience and knowledge: • Cell Design Research: - Cell modelling – electrochemical, thermal and mechanical modelling, including the use of (or more desirably) the development of custom tools. Experience of dealing with the uncertainties associated with the use of cutting edge material is desirable. -Experience in pack design, particularly experience of working with pack design teams to ensure cell and pack achieve the desired system level performance. - Experience of how to designing cells for particular applications, specifically EV and high power. - Design and testing for cell safety, including an understanding of appropriate legislation. • Design for Manufacturing: - A clear understanding of the trade-offs involved in designing cells for high volume manufacturing. This may include an understanding of the equipment supply chain. - Experience of designing cell manufacturing line concepts. • General: - Ability to work autonomously, working across teams. - Knowledge of mass production manufacturing techniques and common issues with these, ideally with experience in automated assembly techniques. - Appreciation of complying to national, European and Worldwide regulations and legislation.

Benefits Overview

In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the essential & desirable criteria as outlined above, plus details of your current and required package.

Posted: 15-Jun-2018

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