Senior Electro-Mechanical Engineer
Malmesbury, United Kingdom
DescriptionThe Technical Development Team in Dyson RDD is responsible for ensuring that all technologies are properly understood and thoroughly integrated into every new product we develop. They do this by working with established engineering functions and the category team to reduce and remove engineering risk resulting from interactions between disciplines. The candidate will bring a broad based engineering skillset making them capable of understanding the requirements, design solutions and verification of mechanical, electromechanical and electronic assemblies.
Market OverviewHome 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 1,500 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, 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 OverviewSometimes, making a technological leap forward means going back to the beginning. Since 1999, we’ve spent £150m building a motor from scratch – small, light and efficient, yet extremely powerful. Our motors are what enable our technology to be different – it’s why they’re protected by 20 to 30 patents. But the next generation demands new directions. Energy storage, robotics, nanotechnology and space-age materials. So our multi-disciplinary team, led by some of the world’s best power electronics engineers, knows that only the most pioneering thinking will do. That’s the Dyson way.
- Demonstrate adept technical problem solving techniques, particularly in challenges straddling mechanical and electrical disciplines.
Identify and implement design tools and methods to support continuous improvement.
Provide engineering guidance and oversight to our Systems Engineering team, possibly including line management.
Utilise best industry practices to fully understand, describe and map the requirements of our products to ensure the successful technical development.
Work with the relevant technical experts to ensure that every system and subsystem is properly understood, backed up with calculation and simulation wherever possible.
Technically assess the readiness of our projects before they pass through development milestones.
Drive to understand the key design parameters, where appropriate through system modelling/simulation
Work with the mechanical and electronics engineering teams to deliver assemblies that allow the product to meet its requirements
Work closely with quality, safety and reliability teams to ensure the product meets all applicable standards.
Provide estimates of engineering effort to assist in the planning and scheduling of activities.
System Architecture definition: work with and support the product architecture lead in developing the definition of candidate system architectures. Participate in trade-off studies and decision analysis to arrive at an agreed functional & physical architecture solution.
Requirements capture & management: capture internal customer & end user needs and distil into functional and non-functional requirements. Manage the derivation & flow-down to lower-level subsystem and module level component requirements.
A good bachelors or master’s degree in either mechanical, physics or electronics disciplines.
(Other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
Experience in a product development environment, contributing to the delivery of mechanical and/or electronic assemblies.
Good analytical ability and attention to detail.
Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.
Possess well-developed influencing skills i.e. the ability to persuade and influence cross-functionally at all levels.
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
Experience of using a model based systems engineering approach to capture the product use cases, requirements and system architecture.