Senior Separation Systems Engineer


Malmesbury, UK


Our Separation Systems Engineers work within the Floorcare Technology Development Group to apply their unique skills and experience to the product development cycle where they specify, design, test and analyse key performance technologies to ensure our cyclones and filters meet stringent specifications which enhance the company’s technical advantage in its new products. Cyclones and filtration are key Dyson technologies, our team drives the performance of these components from the early stages through to tooling in South East Asia as well as developing, maintaining and distributing a technical knowledge base including Corded, Cord-free, Environmental and Professional product ranges.

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. Nearly 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. In 2017, our HQ will double its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview

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 of 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, we lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why anyone can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


  • Deliver product focused technologies to the Dyson range plan.
  • Attend design reviews with James Dyson, Heads of functions and/or the Executive, as required.
  • Liaise with SEA development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.
  • Drive continuous improvement across relevant RDD Teams, liaise across disciplines to mitigate system level risks.
  • Support the wider business outside of RDD, provide technical advice to Claims, CSI, CST, Commercial and Legal Teams.
  • Become an expert in product performance and technology, understand and develop technologies to both internal and internationally recognised test standards.
  • Work theoretically and practically, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Specify laboratory based investigation and validation test programs to evaluate technologies.
  • Conduct detailed theoretical analysis of these technologies (including statistical techniques where appropriate).


  • Degree qualified (2:1 or above) or trained and experienced in a relevant engineering or science discipline.
  • A sound understanding and knowledge of basic physical principles.
  • A broad technical ability in mechanical engineering including fluid mechanics and some knowledge of particulate and/or gaseous filtration.
  • A solid analytical and problem solving ability, experience of testing in a laboratory based environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills at both technical and non-technical level.
  • Be a self-starter and demonstrate the ability to plan and execute work on multiple projects simultaneously and independently.
  • To challenge assumptions and be decisive.
  • The ability to plan and react to changes.

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-Jan-2018

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