About the role
Lead development of novel high performance electric motor topologies andconstruction methods.
Create, review and maintain tools (normally Finite Element Analysis) forelectromagnetic modelling of motor designs.
Specify, develop, integrate, improve and extend dynamic system simulationtools (Matlab / Simulink / SimScape) to accurately model motor performance.
Developmotor control and electromagnetic designs to meet the target performance. Usesystem modelling to meet product specific requirements, e.
g. lowestcost / smallest and most efficient solution for the whole power system.
Lead, instigate and evaluate testing & verification of new motor drivedesigns. Responsible for ensuring test coverage and effectiveness.
Work with other Dyson Engineers globally to deliver the best solution forthe user and product. As a senior engineer you will be responsible for ensuringdevelopment is not siloed and that the needs of other disciplines and teams areaccounted for in design and optimisation.
Define product performance, reliability and cost expectations to meetproduct goals. Assist with scoping and ensure this can be met within theplanned timeline of the project.
Mentor junior members of the team to help them understand technicalmatters, self-management and the engineering project lifecycle.
This mayinclude Dyson Institute undergraduate students.
Form, lead and work with cross-functional teams on urgent issues arisingfrom production, development, company requirements or time-bound opportunities.
Ensure innovation, tool and project documentation is delivered and is ofthe required standard.
Monitor lab procedures to ensure safe working, validity of test results andbest use of engineer-time.
Instigate improvements to toolsets, equipment, procedures, test methods andways of working to support the team’s delivery of challenging projects.
Practical knowledge of the fundamentals of electromagnetic machineoperation and an appreciation of machine design theory coupled with experiencein the use of 2D and 3D static and transient electromagnetic FEA software suchas Infolytica’s MagNet, Ansys Maxwell
Good understanding of power electronics with appropriate practical skills
Extensive practical and laboratory skills with confidence in the critical testingof motors and associated power systems.
Experience in troubleshootingmeasurement, integration or production issues.
Expertise in system-level simulation of motors and drives (includingelectronics and software aspects of the drive) and the role of this in theintegrated development of design and control.
Good experience with Matlab / Simulink / SimScape simulation tools.
Experience with motor control (including position sensing) techniques for avariety of motors. Including software and hardware requirements.
Be a creative thinker, highly self-motivated and self-reliant withenthusiasm for motors and power systems.
Be flexible, open-minded and show strategic experience to allow the team torespond quickly to changes in project priorities and develop novel solutions.
Be able to demonstrate sound theoretical knowledge, reasoning and problemsolving skills in engineering.
Be able to clearly report progress in internal and external meetings,calls, team presentations together with producing a high standard ofdocumentation that is archived in accordance with company procedures.
First degree in electrical / electronic engineering or equivalent, preferablywith a machines and drives bias. Subsequent applied industrial / academicexperience including work on live projects and delivery of integrated systems.
Training opportunities (In house and External)
A good work-life balance (we work hard whilst we are here, but we don’t typically work late nights or weekends)
Interesting and varied work, where you won’t be pigeon-holed
The opportunity to work on products that that you will see in the shops and that you can be proud to have been a part of
Working with other highly-experienced engineers and continuing to learn something new every day