Project Engineer - HVAC Compressor




This role sits within the HVAC 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 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 for 2020.


• Commodity owner of HVAC compressor

• Delivery focused role

• Engaging with suppliers to understand options broadly covering cost, weight, performance, efficiency and NVH.

• Ownership of compressor CAD and related packaging issues

• Liaising with suppliers with regard to design, timing, prototype samples and updating

• Test planning and ownership of technical input into supplier/part procurement matrix

• delivering data to 1D system models



• Min BEng Mechanical Engineering

• 3 Years’ experience in automotive or similar industry

• Commodity ownership – release of drawings and specifications to suppliers and managing delivery

• experience working with refrigerant compressors

• NVH and mounting / isolation experience

• Knowledge of automotive processes (APQP, DFMEAs, DVPs)


• An appreciation of other engineering disciplines such aerodynamics, CFD analysis and electrical, electronics and electromagnetic systems

• A practical understanding of fluid dynamics

• Experience/knowledge of thermodynamic cycles

• Experience of system measurement techniques – airflow, temperature, pressure

• Experience of pressurised systems and pressure vessels

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: 3-Apr-2018

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