Description and Requirements

Job description:
The Engineer will lead creation of Suspension systems (including sub-frame, control arms, springs & dampers) design concepts and progress development through to engineering release, working to the program milestones and timing. This includes integrating with the product team in an environment that promotes autonomy and initiative, requiring a flexible attitude with a desire to deliver quality, robust and innovative solutions.  Presenting to management to help guide development of the product as required.


Market Overview:

Things move quickly at Dyson. In twenty years, what began with one man and one idea has grown into a global technology company, with 6,000 people and a presence in over 70 countries. From Malmesbury to Malaysia to the US to Australasia and many countries in between, we’ve sold over 80 million machines. And it’s just the start. From 2016 our Malmesbury HQ is doubling its footprint. The US, our biggest market, is doubling their sales scope. And new frontiers are opening up across South East Asia and beyond. More people, more ideas and more space for more invention. The next four years will be our biggest and busiest yet.

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 kind that transform markets.

Accountabilities:

Core responsibilities: Part of Chassis, leading a small team (including supplier representatives) initially delivering concept suspension components & then developing into production & beyond; you will have a high level of chassis system knowledge, particularly suspension geometry and spring and damper. Plus awareness of Vehicle Dynamic attribute delivery and support. Day to day duties: 

  • Create assembly designs utilising the latest technology, construction and manufacturing techniques and materials. 
  • Own component and sub-systems and ensure requirements and target specifications for function; cost, weight and investment are achieved. 
  • Create and release parts to production intent designs, global regulations and standards. Optimise and validate designs with simulation, liaising with CAE engineers and using real world tools. 
  • Support writing system and component level validation test methods. 
  • Support test, development, validation and build events. 
  • Work within the team and with other functional areas (both internally and externally) to ensure system integration and compatibility. 
  • Support CAD releases and reviews to program milestones. 
  • Resolve virtual and physical build issues. 
  • Generation of proposals and reports. 
  • Supplier liaison and project management for your parts and sub-systems. •Liaising with chassis module owners, CAD/package engineers and FE/design engineers required for carrying out the above tasks on a regular basis.

Skills:

  • Engineering knowledge of chassis/braking systems, function, performance and manufacturing requirements.
  • Proven experience of development from concept to production.
  • Competency with Siemens NX CAD & TeamCentre would be favourable.
  • PC literacy, MS Project, excel, power point, word etc.
  • 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, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach and a can-do attitude
  • Excellent team-working skills.
  • Automotive industry / Tier-1 consultancy experience
  • Knowledge of systems best practices, materials and manufacturing requirements
  • Experience of FMEA and methodical problem resolution.
  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).

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.