Description and Requirements

The Vehicle Packaging team requires a Lead Ergonomics for Dyson vehicle programme based in our new facility in Hullavington, Wiltshire.

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.

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.


You will:


  • Lead Ergonomic definition of a range of vehicle programmes.
  • Ownership of Human Factors attribute, representing at key stakeholder reviews.
  • Set and define targets, methodology to virtually and physically sign off targets/trades.
  • Engagement with Product Strategy to identify key benchmark vehicles and set future vehicle definition aspirations.
  • Process ownership of Target set and sign off.
  • Support vehicle concept and Package team in generating feasible solutions to meet attribute requirements.
  • Ensure compliance to market regulatory and type approval requirements.
  • For issues not easily resolved, ensure engagement of senior management to review options and suggest a design direction
  • Prepare plans and presentations for key milestone events as required
  • Lead, guide and mentor other members of the integration team as necessary.
  • Work with other functional areas both internal and external to ensure system integration and compatibility.


What You Will Need:


  • A degree in Human Factors/Ergonomics or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).

  • Relevant Automotive OEM or Transport OEM experience.

  • Demonstrable Ergonomics experience in a similar role.

  • Hands on experience of target setting based on assessment and known industry best practice.

  • A working understanding of vehicle design and challenges.

  • Proven ability to lead a team of engineers, designers and analysts.
  • 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.

Benefits Overview:

27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

Pension scheme

Performance related bonus

Life assurance

Free on-site parking

Lift share scheme

Subsidised café and restaurants

Discount on Dyson machines