Senior Research Engineer

Competitive + Bonus + Pension + 27 Days Holiday



Dyson has a requirement for a senior engineer to join the process development team to further develop the processes required to progress technology established in research through to pilot scale manufacture. This role is to become part of the team that is going to succeed in overcoming these challenges by using the experience, engineering excellence, clear thinking as well as innovative designs to keep the company at the leading edge of this technology.

Market Overview

Dyson has an objective to establish competitive advantage for its cord-free products through superior battery performance. This is complementary to Dyson’s Digital Motors, as the combination of highly efficient motors with the highest performance batteries results in products which have potential to outperform the competition on metrics including: Efficiency; Run Time; Cycle life; and Charge Time.

Function Overview

Dyson now researches and develops batteries which deliver a step performance advantage over conventional cells, through new battery architectures, materials, chemistries, and cell designs. These new technologies come from multiple sources, including: University Research; Internal Research; Technology Scouting and Collaborations with external organisations. The Dyson Energy Storage team hence has a growing portfolio of R&D projects, ranging from early research through to late stage development towards series production.


Applicants for this particular role must have significant experience in the aforementioned areas, specifically to the development of critical processes ready for pilot scale manufacture. This role will involve

  • The review of unit operations and processes that have been identified at a research level and the development of these to reliable and reproducible process steps
  • Review of alternative and parallel technology methods to achieve the same aim
  • To identify methods of manufacture whereby significant cost or quality improvements could be determined
  • Working with partners and internal engineers to rapidly prototype solutions for trial & verification

To lead development projects with partners and collaborators for the prototyping and engineering of equipment. As a senior employee, the successful applicant would be expected to :

  • Develop the concept, proving key technologies and demonstrating the system feasibility
  • Prove the production intent solution and create suitable documentation prior to handover to the manufacturing teams and partners
  • Demonstrate solutions are safe, robust, cost effective and fit for purpose for a high volume manufacture environment, through detailed laboratory testing, simulation and analysis
  • Assist in the personal development of junior team members.


A confident dynamic engineer with at least 5 years’ experience working in either solar, electronics, materials development, OLED, fuel-cell or battery industries.  Self-starter but also a hands-on, numerically confident and capable. Embraces clear direction and is able to maintain focus and has a track record of delivering to their objectives.  Has worked in a fast-paced development environment and has the capability to think on their feet.

Essential Experience

  • Degree in a scientific or engineering discipline
  • 5 Years experience developing processes or products Project progression
  • Has demonstrated taken a product/idea/process from research (early phase) through to prototype on a number of occasions
  • Process Development for manufacture including demonstrated decision influencing.
  • Product & process engineering for quality & value with demonstrated improvements

Desirable Experience

  • Post-graduate degree
  • Experienced CAD user / designer Vacuum (UHV & HV) engineering, assembly, design, maintenance System layout & sub-assembly design
  • Thin Film Deposition Design & construction of development and Pilot-Line equipment
  • Batch & continuous processes (Roll to Roll)
  • Multi-stage unit operations; timings & work-flow Hazardous & complex environments, (e.g. dry / explosive / particulate / vapour)
  • Construction of test facilities - Metal working, assembly, design (CAD), electronics
  • Data acquisition & Processing
  • Scientific in understanding but engineering in mind-set.
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel Statistical process control – Lean Six Sigma type approaches.
  • Battery material development – Anodes/Cathodes/Electrolyte

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: 27-Apr-2017

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