Principal Engineer HVAC

Competitive + benefits



A technically astute professional is required to provide technical leadership within our HVAC team working to overcome the various challenges and opportunities for exploration that our Electric Vehicle project presents.  You will have the ability to operate across a breadth of subjects to apply rigour to ensure robustness of technology and product level decision.

You will add technical expertise and considerable experience to support a unique opportunity for a *fresh piece of paper- approach to automotive design and engineering.

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 517 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.


  • Drawing sign-off support Engineering Specification and DVP support - ensuring we have robust targets and test methods in place to deliver the product vision.
  • Liaising with the test teams, design teams and suppliers to ensure delivery.
  • A senior technical voice to support procurement and supplier management; Key stakeholder engagement.

This role is very much a delivery focused role. You should champion and support clear decision making based on a balance of the drive for innovation but also the commercial realisation of the product.

You will be experienced in automotive processes relating to quality such as FMEAs, PPAP, APQP, DVPs


  • Technical mentor to the team; focused on supporting delivery and experienced in Automotive processes and working with suppliers.
  • Automotive, Systems engineering, Powertrain, HVAC,
  • Delivery focused
  • High degree of technical experience
  • Highly organised
  • Deep knowledge of automotive processes (APQP, PPAP etc.,)
  • A *pioneer- but delivery focused
  • Driven
  • Happy to operate with a level of ambiguity and support the development of process and definition

Essential: Automotive experience Systems Engineering Experienced delivery of complex solutions

Desirable: Predominantly mechanical with some thermodynamics or heat transfer background a bonus

Could be from a power-train or cooling systems background

Benefits Overview

Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you will be invited to join the company bonus scheme, get 27 days annual leave and you’ll qualify for life assurance. You will also have access to our free on-site gym with regular fitness classes (subject to membership availability) and two on-site cafés which cater to a variety of tastes. 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: 22-Jan-2018

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