Engineer - Aerodynamic surface design
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
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 specialists to work in the engineering team to support the generation and validation of design concepts to realise into robustly engineered production solutions.
The Aerodynamic Design Engineer role offers a unique opportunity to be involved in the development of a completely new and innovative vehicle program from the ground up. This presents a rare opportunity for pushing the boundaries in aerodynamic design. They will be responsible for evaluating package of concepts, preparing surfaces for CFD simulations and support of physical testing. This role requires integrated working within the project team and exposure to senior management to help guide development of the product.
Things move quickly at Dyson. In twenty years, what began with one man and one idea has grown into a global technology company, with 6,000 people and a presence in over 70 countries. From Malmesbury to Malaysia to the US to Australasia and many countries in between, we’ve sold over 80 million machines.
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At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.
- Produce high quality surface models of concepts for CFD evaluation
- Design of aerodynamic concept components for release for prototype models, manufacture and wind tunnel testing • Improve and develop processes for efficiency, validity and fidelity.
- Manage production of test components
- Evaluate concepts from a packaging and manufacturability perspective
Skills & experience:
• Experience in freeform parametric surfacing and solid modelling part design (NX preferred).
• Strong experience of design for wind tunnel testing and track testing
• Experience in design for manufacture techniques and material selection to meet a product specification requirement
• A willingness to learn and understand components and systems impacts on aerodynamics
• Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information, both in writing and verbally
• Proven ability to work autonomously with responsibility to deliver to tight project deadlines.
• Be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure
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.