Materials Engineer

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday + Bonus + Pension

Malmesbury, UK


Working as the materials point of contact within a wider technical support team, the new Materials Engineer will support our design teams during development of new products, ensuring they meet our high integrity and reliability standards and turn our next generation ideas into working products. This will involve providing materials selection guidance, testing and experimentation, support of new materials research and the creation of detailed materials documentation.

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. 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. Over 2,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, 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 of 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, we lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why anyone can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


  • Supporting new product development by identifying and resolving issues and opportunities relating to materials.
  • Identification and exploration of material selection opportunities which benefit performance, cost, aesthetics etc.
  • Communication with new and existing materials suppliers.
  • Use of key materials knowledge, literature research and experiments to validate results and substantiate materials choices
  • Collaboration with colleagues in our Far East, Technology Research, Procurement and Creative functions for all materials-related issues
  • Pro-actively supporting critical reliability, manufacturing and product safety issues
  • Documenting material selection criteria including criteria to meet compliance requirements.


  • A degree in Materials Science or a related subject.
  • Demonstrable experience within a relevant materials role is desirable but not essential for the right candidate
  • Sound knowledge of materials properties, failure mechanisms, characterisation techniques and processing methods for common engineering materials.
  • An understanding of basic mechanical principles such as fatigue, thermal expansion and tribology.
  • Knowledge or experience of paints and surface coatings is desirable.
  • Ability to communicate results to designers, senior management and engineering teams in the UK and South East Asia
  • Creative and methodical problem solving skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and a willingness to build and maintain collaborative working relationships Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritise key activities according to project timescales.

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: 12-Sep-2017

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