Vehicle Engineer

Competitive + benefits



Overview of the role:

Through development and investment in 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 engineers with automotive experience to support the engineering team in the generation and validation of design concepts to realise into robustly engineered production vehicle.  

Vehicle Engineering is an integral part of the vehicle development team responsible for bringing together the programme and engineering teams to deliver the product vision through balancing the vehicle attributes, delivering and managing the prototype fleet and developing the DVP&R.

The Vehicle Engineer will be responsible for the management of both the benchmark and prototype vehicle fleets. This will require regular interaction with the wider team to ensure robust specification and subsequent on time delivery. The correct candidate will have a strong working knowledge of automotive prototyping techniques, and hold a broad understanding of industry engineering processes through to production. This role includes working with the full product team and presenting to senior management to help guide development of the vehicle.

Market Overview

Malmesbury is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. A charming Wiltshire market town doesn’t sound like the place to develop world leading technology, but it’s just right for us. Our secluded location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independent–minded. As part of the £2.5 billion investment, Dyson acquired a 650 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



  • Manage prototype builds, working with engineering teams to agree specification requirements, develop build plan and deliver prototype vehicles to ensure resolution of required targets
  • Be involved in vehicle development from concept to manufacture, support definition and coordination of benchmarking
  • Support the definition of the vehicle fleet, responsible for detailed specifications, engaging with the broader engineering and attribute teams to agree expectations
  • Facilitate resolution of technical conflicts and issues between engineering and attribute teams to agree trade-offs to best meet vehicle level targets.
  • Take ownership of prototype fleet ensuring rationalisation of allocation to DVP to meet relevant milestones.
  • Support packaging meetings, design reviews, vehicle integration meetings, safety meetings, virtual build events and other reviews to resolve vehicle issues as necessary.


Skills & experience required:

  • Self-starter - ability to work independently
  • Excellent team-working skills
  • A degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines considered).
  • Previous experience of whole vehicle prototype builds (preferably BEV) and preparation for the pre-production test environment
  • Previous experience in interacting with attribute management
  • A good knowledge of automotive design, vehicle systems and technology and be familiar with key areas of body, chassis, electrical and powertrain.
  • Proven experience of delivering vehicle systems from a concept level.
  • Confident leading meetings and ability to evaluate technical problems to ensure clear direction.
  • A working knowledge of commercial CAD tools (preferably Siemens NX) would be beneficial.
  • A good working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information, 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.

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: 6-Jun-2018

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