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about 1 year ago
Salary: competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday
Location: Malmesbury
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Automotive
Category: General Engineering Jobs
Associate Principal Motor Drives Engineer

competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday



Dyson offers a unique opportunity for a talented and experienced Associate Principal Motor Drives Engineer in the Technical Research Team, within Dyson’s Research, Design and Development (RDD) department; based in Malmesbury, Wiltshire, U.K.

Market Overview

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.

Function Overview

Dyson products strive to be at the leading edge of technology. Through unique strategic partnerships with global top universities and leading businesses, we gain foresight of up and coming technologies. The technical research team aims to exploit this knowledge to design state-of-the-art products allowing us to differentiate our products from the competition and be ahead of the times. Dyson is expanding into several new and exciting product categories and is positioning itself as a technology company, confirmed by the release of the 360 Eye robotic vacuum cleaner, the connected Pure Cool Link purifier, the Supersonic hairdryer and investments in Sakti3 solid state battery technology. Successful applicants for this role will be part of the team driving these products and others forward.


Reporting to Motor Drives Research Manager, you will join a growing team of engineers in Dyson’s Strategy & Research Group focussing on the next generation of advanced / high performance electric motors for low cost/high volume domestic/commercial applications. The Associate Principal Motor Drive Engineer role will primarily involve: •Significant input into the motor drive roadmap and research activities •Interact with senior management •Leading a variety of concurrently running projects •Direct involvement in: ◦Develop novel high performance electric motor topologies and construction methods ◦Have the ability to understand the overall product concept and contribute significantly to the design of the product through the use of expert knowledge of the latest technologies / methods in the industry. Meet target specifications such as cost, size, weight and efficiency within the planned timeline of each research project that would make a great product ◦Use of 2D/3D static and transient electromagnetic Finite Element Analysis (FEA) to model detailed aspects of brushless motor designs ◦Develop and use dynamic system simulation software (Matlab/Simulink, MathCad) to: ◾Accurately model motor performance ◾Develop the motor controls to meet the target performance ◾Optimise the electromagnetic design to meet product specific requirements, e.g. lowest cost/smallest and most efficient solution ◦Test & validate new motor drive designs ◦Generate innovative / novel solutions with strong / high value IP for Dyson products ◦Work with other Dyson motor drives, electronics, software, mechanical and aero-acoustics engineers from Malmesbury and Newcastle to ensure that the product performance, reliability and cost expectations are met, all within the planned timeline of the project ◦Communicate clearly and effectively the results and project status to a broad spectrum of associated project members and senior management ◦Have the ability to assess and handle supplier relationships with technical and commercial negotiations, maintaining confidence in BOM and assembly costs throughout a project ◦Create and manage your own time using planning tools such as Microsoft Project and make sure this is integrated to the overall project plan and managed by the Project Manager regularly as well as efficiently.


Education and experience: •A minimum of a good first degree in an electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent preferably with a machines and drives bias, together with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant field. Alternatively, you should have graduated from a relevant post-doctoral degree with a mix of high level practical as well as theoretical knowledge and industrial experience in a relevant field. Minimum technical knowledge: •Expert knowledge of electromagnetic machine design theory coupled with extensive experience in the use of 2D/3D static and transient electromagnetic FEA, preferably using Infolytica’s MagNet •Experience in the design of permanent magnet motors, including knowledge of soft and hard magnetic materials and their use in electrical machines •Experience in the system level dynamic simulation of motor drives (including electronics and software aspects of the drive), preferably using Matlab/Simulink and its use in the development and optimisation of electromagnetic motor design and the motor controls •Appreciation of various motor control techniques for low and high speed, single-phase and multi-phase permanent magnet and switched reluctance motors Essential behavioural skills: •The ability to take the lead position within the team on a given area with little direction, whilst maintaining a collaborative, mentoring position with fellow team members •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 in an organised manner •Excellent time management skills and ability to prioritise tasks •Excellent team working skills.

Benefits Overview

In order to increase your chances of being short listed please ensure you submit a supporting statement in addition to your CV clearly addressing how you meet the essential & desirable criteria as outlined above, plus details of your current and required package

Posted: 1-Jun-2017

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