Principal Electronics Engineer

£Competitive + Pension, Bonus, 27 Days Holiday

Malmesbury

Description

You will be a member of the product safety team with responsibility for the safety review of electronic systems, including battery technology, within Dyson products and also ensuring that the manufacturing processes are robust for safety concerns. The position will sit in the Global Quality department and will report to the Head of Product Safety.

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 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategising, 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

Dyson’s product range is continually expanding and the technology being used becoming more complex – which means teams who design, build and support those products need to grow and change with these evolutions. One area which requires this focus is product service. Dyson is looking for an individual who can specifically help drive the Quality departments agenda within a number of markets (a Region), focused specifically on Customer Service environments.

Accountabilities

The primary purpose of the role is to act as the lead for safety in reviewing all electrical, electronic and software systems to ensure that no safety concerns exist when the product goes into production. The role is independent of design responsibility although there will be input into the education of the electronics team with regard to our expectations for safety and the creation of standards and best practice guides for both the UK and south east Asia. The successful candidate will need to be able to identify and present the key technical risks of electronics systems to non-technical personnel and support the category safety engineers during the development of new products and for any change requests or concessions thereafter.

Battery powered products, and in particular lithium ion batteries, are key to the future success of Dyson but they do also present a risk in terms of safety should they go wrong. A key element of this role is to ensure that the battery power systems are as safe as possible at launch and once in the market. This activity will require robust interrogation of designs and supporting test methodology and a strong continual analysis of the assembly and production methods down to cell level.

Where a field failure requires an electrical investigation the successful candidate will guide the field safety engineers through the test methodology and appropriate analysis techniques and support the interpretation of results.

The role will require some level of travel to SEA for reviews and training.

Skills

  • Extensive experience of medium power (up to 3kW, mains and low voltage) electronic and electrical systems, likely to have been gained both at a design level and in a supervisory and approval capacity.
  • Confidence to be a strong voice, to define and hold the line with regard to the safety of electronics and batteries against departmental pressure or process variation within Dyson.
  • Experience of reporting and communicating with all levels of the company and the ability to present complex issues in language that can be understood by non-electronics personnel.
  • Needs to be a self-starter and to be able manage multiple projects and technologies in a fast moving environment as well as managing day-to-day scheduling and priorities.

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: 4-Apr-2017

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