Senior Structural Analysis Engineer




Through development and investment in new and exciting technologies Dyson is expanding into new and varied product categories. To facilitate the development of a new and exciting product opportunity we are broadening our expertise, growing our Engineering teams in both size and capability. We are currently recruiting a team of analytical specialists to work in the engineering team to support the generation and validation of design concepts to realise into robustly engineered production solutions.  


The Senior Structural Engineer will be involved in the full range of structural analysis, test and development activities from initial product concept stage and be responsible for providing analytical oversight of key areas of the structural solution for a new product stream; working with the product engineering team to advise on ‘best practise’ from past experience, helping develop and validate new concepts, generate and run analysis to support product development through to production.

This includes integrating with the product team in an environment that promotes autonomy and initiative, requiring a flexible attitude with a desire to deliver quality, robust and innovative solutions and presenting to senior management to help guide development of the product.

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. Over 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world. From 2016, our HQ will begin doubling its footprint with an ambitious new expansion.

Function Overview



• Support design and development by identifying and resolving structural issues. • Provide design advice and guidance to Design Managers and Engineers, taking on a leading role of responsibility from early concept stage. • Use of FEA software (such as ANSYS) to explore and implement design improvements, in both the Implicit and the Explicit, non-linear FEA analysis domains. • Be comfortable with providing ad-hoc hand calculations and developing experiments to validate results and substantiate engineering decisions. • Pro-actively resolving critical reliability, manufacturing and product safety issues. • Investigating new analysis and experimentation techniques, improving model validation and accuracy. • Generate innovative concepts for new technologies using analytical techniques. • Develop test methodology and procedures with support of test team using current facilities and help to define and specify further equipment requirements. • Liaise with the test team to plan and perform experimental validations, comparing post-processed results with simulations and make informed design recommendations. • Generation of proposals and reports.


• An excellent/Master’s degree in Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered). • Competence in the use and application of CAE tools to assist design development (ideally ANSYS). • Experience in a range of specialist analysis techniques, such as static, vibration, explicit dynamic and thermal. • Experience of structural product development and test. • Sound knowledge of mechanical properties, failure mechanisms and processing of common engineering materials. • Ability to work within a cross-functional team and take a leading role relating to structural solutions development and problem solving to ensure delivery of robust production capable solutions. • Creative and methodical problem solving skills. • A good working knowledge of MS Office. • Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally. • Be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment. • Self-starter - ability to work independently and take on new challenges readily. • Excellent team-working skills.

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.

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