Description and Requirements

Dyson has an opportunity for Senior Simulation Engineer to join the highly successful Motors and Power Systems group within in its Electric Vehicle Engineering Team based at its Malmesbury HQ.

Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor. 

Also as part of the £2.5 billion investment, Dyson acquired a 517 acre plot in Hullavington. This former Royal Air Force base, just five miles from Dyson HQ, will increase our UK footprint tenfold. We’ll be turning old hangars into futuristic labs and workspaces – creating a campus to rival those in Silicon Valley.

Function Overview:

We’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle – that’s no secret. It has remained our ambition to solve the worldwide problem of air pollution for nearly 30 years. Now that we have the ability to bring all our technologies together into a single product, we’re able to solve this problem at the source. For now, it’s all about finding the right people to make it all happen for 2020.


The Simulation Engineer will model, simulate and validate the key motor and power systems components against a range of usage and operating modes with a view to aid understanding and provide feedback to the design teams. This role requires a good capability and knowledge in simulation and validation tests with a passion and desire to deliver quality, robust and innovative solutions and presenting to the engineering team and senior management to guide development of the product.


  • Design motor, battery, charger and inverter component simulations capable of being integrated with simulations from other component and systems teams.
  • Validate and update simulations based on test data from component or systems tests.
  • Provide model data and analysis to motor and power systems engineering team
  • Provide simulations to system engineering or attribute teams
  • Ensure simulations are updated for latest operating and drive cycles modes
  • Integrate component level simulations to allow system level performance to be evaluated
  • For issues not easily resolved, ensure engagement of senior management to review options and suggest a solution. 
  • Prepare plans and presentations for key milestone events as required
  • Ensure timely development of simulations to support the overall programme timing
  • Work with other functional areas both internal and external to ensure system integration and compatibility.


  • A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
  • Min. 3 years motor, battery, inverter simulation (experience on EV projects preferable).
  • Able to liaise with Product Design and systems engineering teams to analyse data, identify risk and work on resolutions.
  • Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally.
  • Strong team work and influencing skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, take on new challenges readily, possess a hands on approach and work with a can-do attitude.

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays 
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus 
  • Life assurance 
  • Sport centre 
  • Free on-site parking 
  • Subsidized café and restaurants 
  • Discounts on Dyson machines