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about 1 year ago
Location: Malmesbury
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Power & Energy
Category: Design / Development Jobs
Principal Process Development Engineer – Energy Storage



There is a requirement for a senior engineer to join the process development team to further develop the processes required to progress technology established in research through to pilot scale manufacture. This role is to become part of the team that is going to succeed in overcoming these challenges by using the experience, engineering excellence, clear thinking as well as innovative designs to keep the company at the leading edge of this technology.

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 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 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.


A confident dynamic engineer with significant experience working in either solar, electronics, materials development, OLED, fuel-cell or battery industries.


Essential Experience

• Degree in a scientific or engineering discipline

• Significant experience developing processes or products

• Has engineered a product/idea/process from research through to pilot, and volume manufacture, optimising the process to achieve manufacturing performance, quality, and cost objectives

Desirable Experience

• Post-graduate degree

• Experienced CAD user / designer

• Vacuum (UHV & HV) engineering, assembly, design, maintenance o System layout & sub-assembly design

o Thin Film Deposition

• Design & construction of Pilot-Line equipment

o Batch & continuous processes (Roll to Roll)

o Multi-stage unit operations; timings & work-flow

o Hazardous & complex environments, (e.g. dry / explosive / particulate / vapour)

• Construction of test facilities - Metal working, assembly, design (CAD), electronics

• Data acquisition & Processing – Scientific in understanding but engineering in mind-set.

o Proficient in MS Office including Excel

o Statistical process control – Lean Six Sigma type approaches.

• Battery material development – Anodes/Cathodes/Electrolyte

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: 28-Sep-2016

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