Senior Aerodynamics Engineer (CFD)
£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Pension, Bonus
The Aerodynamics Engineer (CFD) will work within the floorcare research team to apply their skills and experience to invent and develop technologies that enhance the company’s technical advantage in future products. He/she will drive research projects from initial conception, through the various technology readiness levels at which point the proof of principle idea will be transferred to a team who integrate and redesign it into saleable products. As a senior member of the team, the successful candidate will also be expected to use their experience to mentor and technically advise the junior team members, and to implement new ideas to help in the continuous improvement of the team’s research capability.
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.
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 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, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.
- Deliver product-focused technology projects to the Dyson range plan.
- Generate innovative concepts for new technologies.
- Conduct detailed theoretical and numerical analyses of these technologies.
- Design and build prototypes of chosen technologies.
- Identify experimental test programmes to evaluate technologies.
- Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate these to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors.
- Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.
- Identify potential research areas which would benefit from new technology development.
- Present concepts to James Dyson and the Exec. team, when required.
- Degree qualified (or equivalent) in an engineering discipline, preferably mechanical or aerodynamics based – MEng, PhD or similar.
- An advanced knowledge and understanding of theoretical, experimental and numerical aerodynamics.
- Demonstrable industrial experience of the application of CFD (ANSYS Workbench, CFX and Fluent) or experimental techniques in aerodynamics to enable project success.
- Proven ability to work autonomously with the responsibility to deliver to tight project deadlines.
- Experience of engineering analysis tools such as Minitab, LabVIEW or Matlab.
- Experience with working in a large team and preferably large cross-team environment.
- Good analytical and problem solving ability, capable of logically assessing technologies using a variety of methods.
- Keen interest in keeping up-to-date with the latest advances in numerical and experimental aerodynamic techniques.
- Persistent nature and an inquisitive attitude.
- Good organisational skills - able to plan ahead and to prioritise tasks and co-ordinate with the work of others.
- Have an understanding of core engineering test procedures and equipment. Able to specify experimental programmes and effectively analyse results, summarise findings and make recommendations.
- Good communication and presentation skills. Able to translate and communicate technical information to project/research teams, managers and directors when required.
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.