Experimental Aerodynamics Engineer

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Bonus, Pension

Malmesbury, United Kingdom


The engineer will work within the Research Team to apply their strong experimental skills and experience in Fluid Dynamics to invent our products.

Dyson Overview

Why put up with vacuum bags that diminish suction? Why labour drying hands with slow, energy-hungry machines? Why should fans use blades or lightbulbs fail so fast? There’s always a better way. And at Dyson, our mission is to find it. Solving old problems with new thinking, to invent machines that work better.

But innovation isn’t easy. Our engineers experiment relentlessly, persevere through failure, and search for answers in unlikely places. And, to put the technology they invent into our owners’ hands, Dyson commercial people do exactly the same. Defying convention. From source, to shop.

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 2,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategising, 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

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 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, they lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why any one of them can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


Research at Dyson is composed of multi-disciplinary teams that collaborate to produce the innovation behind the next generation of our products. Each Research Engineer gains an insight into our challenges and developments across a variety of disciplines such as aerodynamics. Research across all teams is driven by cutting-edge experimental, computational and analytical methods. An experimental aerodynamic engineer is expected to drive product improvement from a fluid dynamic perspective whilst also considering all aspects of the technology. This integrated multidisciplinary approach to product development fosters a vibrant learning environment and provides a unique opportunity to develop as an engineer.

Key responsibilities:

  • Deliver product focused technology projects to the Dyson range plan.
  • Generate innovative concepts for new technologies using experimental and analytical
  • Conduct detailed theoretical analysis of these technologies using experimental and analytical techniques to increase understanding and insight within the team.
  • Analyze results, summarise findings and communicate these to other members of Research including senior managers and directors.
  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.
  • Identify potential research areas which would benefit from new technology development.
  • Present concepts to James Dyson and the Exec. team, when required.


  • Degree ideally in aerodynamics and thermodynamics or related area such as physics or applied math.
  • Good understanding of experimental techniques, particularly with regard to pressure, temperature and flow measurement.
  • Fundamental knowledge of fluid dynamics and thermodynamics.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.
  • Self-motivated and driven to driven succeed


  • A good understanding of the principles and application of flow visualization, PIV and advanced fluid measurement techniques.
  • Programming experience, preferably including Matlab
  • Some CFD experience, preferably using ANSYS

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: 30-Jan-2017