Technical Engineer – Dyson Institute

Malmesbury, Wiltshire
10 Jan 2018
End of advertisement period
09 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Technical Engineer – Dyson Institute

£Competitive + Bonus + Pension + Free Gym +27 days holiday


Manage the technical development of our first cohort of undergraduates and help to shape their engineering experience within RDD.

In March 2016 James Dyson met with the Universities Minister, Jo Johnson, to discuss the acute shortage of graduate engineers in the UK.  He invited James to be the first to take full advantage of the new Higher Education and Research Act and build the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology – a brand new type of higher education institution.

As part of the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology the Technical Engineer will be responsible for managing the onsite teaching activities at Dyson.  Working closely with the Technical Manager, UK Technical Director and staff from the University of Warwick they will ensure that the course is ready for delivery to the undergraduates.

You will report into the Technical Manager of the Dyson Institute.

Market Overview

Dyson HQ, is tucked away in the Wiltshire countryside, 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 growing campus is the heartbeat of Dyson. Benefitting from an onsite Gym, sports pitch, multiple cafes and a nature walk. Over 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategizing, inventing technology and telling the Dyson story to the world.

By September 2018, Malmesbury will be a 24hr campus and our campus extension will be built – 78 pods, crafted in Scotland and transported by lorry to Malmesbury, will be installed on site to house our first-year undergraduates and our new Club House will become the social centre for 3,500 employees and Undergraduates at Dyson. We’ll recruit a further 45 undergraduates, and then 50 – before you know it, we’ll have a 200-strong undergraduate population.

Function Overview

Dyson is ambitious about growth: expanding our global business by growing our people. We prize those rare individuals who challenge, invent and fit the Dyson mind-set.  We invest heavily in preparing them to lead the future of our business. The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology embodies this ethos.

This is a pioneering programme for both for Dyson and the education sector and will dovetail with the James Dyson Foundation’s school engagement initiatives to ensure that we attract and recruit the best school leavers in the UK.

Our first cohort of undergraduates are enrolled on a four-year Bachelor of Engineering Degree written by leading Dyson engineers in collaboration with the University of Warwick.  Our cohort have the rare opportunity to blend study and ‘on the job’ learning working alongside some of the best engineers and scientists in the world.


  • Support the recruitment team to select the next cohort of students for the Dyson Institute through interviews and assessment of their technical capabilities.
  • Work with the Technical Manager and Development Manager to redesign and deliver an induction programme for the cohort of students in September 2018 and each year before they start their degree programme.
  • Manage all teaching, laboratories and training delivered on site for the undergraduates.
  • Determine suitable roles and projects within RDD which will qualify for the work assessment element of the degree course. Develop an understanding of how the degree course content links to the capabilities required for the roles the undergraduates will undertake, and adjust accordingly.
  • Work with University of Warwick to manage student performance on the degree programme. Co-ordinate exams and assessment of undergraduate work.
  • Support undergraduates with technical problems they may encounter on their course or within their roles.
  • Support the development of the undergraduates into the right technical roles and specialisms as they progress at Dyson.
  • Manage and maintain the teaching and Laboratory space going forward to ensure it is safe, well organised and run.


  • A good first degree or Masters in Mechanical Engineering or Electronic Engineering (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered).
  • 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 and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to creativity, innovation and ambition.