Noise and Vibration Research Engineer

Competitive + Bonus + Pension+ 27 days holiday

Malmesbury, United Kingdom


The Noise and Vibration Engineer will support the Motors & Power systems research team in the evolution of new and existing products, specifically taking a role in the areas of aero acoustics and the system balance when coupled with aerodynamic requirements. The Noise and vibration Engineer will be expected to take proactive approach in identifying and evaluating new technology opportunities across a wide spectrum of areas including high speed turbo machinery aero-acoustics, together with developing new tools, and methods with the aim of enhancing the performance, reliability and time to market of Dyson products.

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 2,000 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.


  • Develop new technologies and understanding in the discipline of turbo machinery aero-acoustics and investigate potential new enabling technology utilising a variety of experimental and numerical thermo fluid analysis/ simulation platforms
  • Play a key role in the design and optimisation of both the preliminary and the detailed stages of new motor aerodynamic systems with particular focus on system integration opportunities for aero-acoustic performance
  • Develop and champion accurate, in depth, acoustics techniques both within the research team and the wider Motors group
  • Analyse test results, summarise findings and communicate to other members of RDD including senior managers and directors.
  • Liaise with development teams to ensure effective transfer of technology into future product range.
  • Mentoring of design engineers in best practise in the area of aero-acoustics, particularly low noise design techniques for compressor and turbines in both new product categories and next generation of DDM motors.



  • A good first degree or higher in Aeronautical or Mechanical Engineering (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
  • An excellent working knowledge of fundamental fluid dynamics and acoustics.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Expertise with experimental measurements, particularly with regard to acoustics, pressure, temperature and flow measurement, demonstrating both the ability to conduct and lead a complete well thought out experimental investigation.
  • Experience in mentoring fellow engineers in the best practise of experimentation would be a clear advantage.
  • Experience of numerical turbo machinery design/ analysis design tools would be a distinct advantage {Concepts NREC; Fluent; Ansys etc.}


  • The ability to take the key position within the team and work independently on challenging acoustic research, working collaboratively with fellow aerodynamics and acoustics team members to ensure an efficient effective outcome
  •  Good analytical ability and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.
  • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values.
  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
  • Excellent team-working skills

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: 3-Jul-2017