Senior Aerodynamic Research Engineer

Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday



The Senior Aerodynamics Research Engineer will support the Motors research team in the evolution of new and existing products, specifically taking a leading role in the areas of experimental aerodynamics, aero acoustics and thermal management. The Senior Aerodynamics Research Engineer will be expected to take proactive approach in identifying and evaluating new motor technology opportunities across a wide spectrum of areas including turbo machinery aerodynamics, together with developing new tools, and methods with the aim of enhancing the performance, reliability and time to market of Dyson products.

Market Overview

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic. But most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. Dyson has a world class Research Design and Development (RDD) department employing more than 1,000 highly motivated and creative engineers, scientists and technicians spanning a wide range of specialities. Our passion is to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Function Overview

Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology. Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies. The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition and be ahead of the times. Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company, confirmed by the release of the 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner and recent investments in Sakti3 solid state battery technology. Successful applicants for this role will be part of the team driving these products and others forward.


  • Develop new designs in the discipline of turbo machinery and aerodynamics and investigate potential new enabling technology utilising a variety of experimental and numerical thermo fluid analysis/ simulation platforms
  • Design and optimise both the preliminary and the detailed stages of new motor aerodynamic systems with particular focus on system integration opportunities
  • Develop and champion accurate, in depth, experimental techniques both within the research team and the wider Motors group
  • Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors.
  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.
  • Mentoring of design engineers in best practise in the area of fluid dynamics, particularly compressor and turbine design along with fluid flow in our extensive range of floor care and new products.



  • A good first degree or higher in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
  • An excellent working knowledge of fundamental thermodynamics and fluid dynamics.
  • Experience of numerical turbo machinery design/ analysis design tools would be a distinct advantage {Concepts NREC; Numeca; Fluent; Ansys etc.}
  • Expertise with experimental measurements, particularly with regard to pressure, temperature and flow measurement, demonstrating both the ability to conduct and lead a complete well thought out experimental investigation.
  • Experience in mentoring fellow engineers in the best practise of experimentation would be a clear advantage. •Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.


  • The ability to take the lead position within the team on a given area with little direction, whilst maintaining a collaborative, mentoring position with fellow team members
  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.
  • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values.
  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
  • Excellent team-working skills

Benefits Overview

In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the essential & desirable criteria as outlined above, plus details of your current and required package. Further information about Dyson is available at our website

Posted: 21-Jul-2017

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