Safety Engineer


Singapore, Singapore


Dyson recognise that simply meeting approvals requirements does not necessarily make a product safe to use. We therefore go beyond the minimum requirements to ensure that our products are safe. The primary function of this role is to ensure that all potential safety concerns that have been identified are closed out prior to the start of production. The role will work closely with the safety team in the UK to monitor the design as it matures and  test results as they become available to ensure that the concerns are closed. As the design evolves and the manufacturing process is put into place the successful candidate will also need to continually review for new concerns and ensure that the evidence for closure is valid even though the final design position may still be under change.

The position sits within the safety team which in turn is part of the Global Quality team.

Dyson Overview

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.

And it’s just the start. From 2016 our Malmesbury HQ is doubling its footprint. The US, our biggest market, is doubling their sales scope. And new frontiers are opening up across South East Asia and beyond. More people, more ideas and more space for more invention. The next four years will be our biggest and busiest yet.

Market Overview

Our Singapore story began in 2004 and today we have more than 1000 people working here. At the beginning of 2017 we opened our new, state of the art, Singapore Technology Centre in Science Park I, minutes from Singapore’s technology and start-up community. This new Technology Centre houses some of Dyson’s most advanced facilities including Robotics and Sensors laboratories and Smart Home, Connectivity & Mobile Applications laboratories as well as an Advanced Control Tower with the latest technology to develop its analytics-driven activities.

Not too far away is Singapore's Advanced Manufacturing Centre, our flagship advanced motor manufacturing facility where we develop our autonomous robotic manufacturing capabilities – more than 300 robots assemble our Dyson Digital Motor (DDM) here. It is here that we develop our next generation of motor technology.

Function Overview

Dyson machines are built to last, as well as perform. To do this we invest heavily in performance and reliability testing, building our own machines to test our machines. 24 hours a day, seven days a week we put them through their paces. We analyse data and customer feedback, relentlessly improving product safety, reliability, usability and customer satisfaction. Each generation of Dyson technology must set the benchmark for the next. And with so many new categories on the way, our Global Quality & Reliability team will need to be more inventive than ever.


  • The position of safety engineer is independent of both RDD and the wider Quality function; the focus is strictly on safety which is not related to other functions such as cost or usability.
  • The Safety Engineer will be based either in Malaysia or Singapore and will act as the local point of contact and will need to build good relationships with the relevant local design managers and the safety engineers in the UK.
  • All new projects are initially reviewed in the UK before transferring to SEA, once this position has been established it is envisaged that the SEA safety engineers will be able to run these reviews locally with the UK in attendance via VC.
  • Where testing is being carried out to mitigate a concern, the safety engineer will need to review both the test methods and the results to ensure that the resulting information is both complete and relevant.
  • To monitor all change and deviation requests, both before and after SOP, for any safety implications ensuring that any identified changes are validated correctly before being accepted.
  • To review prior to production and audit all production and manufacturing processes for any product safety related concerns. Working with the category safety engineers, reviewing the implementation and effective resolution of all PFMEA safety concerns related to the product.
  • Where concerns have been identified the candidate will be responsible for liaising with the UK DPSC as well as local teams to introduce appropriate quality controls. If a field investigation requires input from SEA the safety engineer will be the point contact and will help drive to gather the required information.
  • All product safety related concerns must be documented clearly as well as the mitigations of why they are acceptable, this will require extensive use of tools such as FMEA and Teamcentre and the completion of technical reports for each project.
  • It is envisaged that there will be an initial period of working in the UK in order to learn the risk based approach that the DPSC take to safety and to understand the processes involved in safety.
  • The position will work within the Global Quality team but report into the Head of Product Safety.


  • An engineer with several years of experience and ideally some knowledge or exposure to electronics.
  • A self-starter able to manage their own day to day timetable and respond to changing priorities.
  • Candidates must have the ability to work on multiple projects at the same time.
  • The successful candidate will need to be very strong willed in order to resist potential pressure to meet project deadlines and to maintain safety requirements.

Benefits Overview

Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fuelling and realising ambition.

Posted: 13-Apr-2017