Structural Analysis Engineer


Malmesbury, UK


As a Structural Analysis Engineer you will be working within the Technical Development Team, providing specialist engineering support to project teams. You will be responsible for addressing structural risks on projects and ensuring teams have reached an appropriate level of design resolution to address those risks ahead of milestone reviews. You will have the opportunity to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team, leading to an understanding of how structural improvements impact on other key disciplines such as manufacturing or acoustics. 

You will be expected to have a pro-active and creative approach to problem solving, using a range of analytical tools to deliver results in a timely manner. With an understanding of Dyson’s product portfolio, you will be expected to identify opportunities where the team could improve its capability to meet future business challenges.

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 strategising, 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. 


  • Address structural risks on projects, report results to project teams and produce supporting documentation 
  • Present analysis findings to design teams and relevant stakeholders, and effect change 
  • Develop robust test methods to evaluate product performance & validate calculations 
  • Identify opportunities to develop future analysis capability


  • Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related discipline 
  • Experience using Finite Element Analysis software (Preferably Ansys) 
  • Competent use of CAD packages (Preferably Siemens NX) 
  • Structural analysis using hand calculations including mechanisms and stress analysis 
  • Excellent understanding of materials testing methods, material characterisation and basic material models 
  • Understanding of a range of manufacturing methods, in particular Injection Moulding 
  • Hands on experience designing and conducting tests and experiments 
  • Analysis of large data sets using software such as Matlab is beneficial 
  • Pro-active and tenacious approach to problem solving

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: 10-May-2018

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