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Lead PCB Engineer

Malmesbury, England, GB

Company: Dyson

Category: Architecture and Engineering Occupations

Published on 2022-04-21 10:45

About us

Dyson solves the problems others choose to ignore, developing disruptive technologies requiring ever more complex electronics to deliver an increasing product portfolio. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

Global Electronics Hardware in RDD are at the core of electronics development & product delivery, and as the company has grown and diversified an opportunity has opened for a motivated and experienced Lead PCB engineer to join the busy PCB Engineering Group.

About the Role

Reporting to the UK PCB Manager, you will be part of a busy team and design work will encompass everything from early conceptual prototypes to mass production design. It’s a demanding role and the successful candidate will be an experienced and motivated design engineer, with a proven track record creating robust, reliable high-quality designs; accurately, consistently, on time, every time.


  • PCB Design encompassing the skills & experience requirements listed below
  • Ensure PCBA designs are engineered as a part of the overall product, identifying best technologies and practices to suit project requirements and deliver high-quality solutions.
  • Collaborate with project teams to help generate a specification for each design.
  • Identify PCB engineering problems and take initiative to generate solutions through a methodical and structured approach, providing technical guidance to others as required.
  • Challenge & develop Dyson engineering practices to continuously improve technologies, design/product quality & delivery
  • Consistently apply, and drive adoption of BiC (best-in-class) design principles
  • Provide PCB technical support to reviews and meetings as required
  • Proactive support to DfX and CAD optimisation teams
  • Technical leading for specific projects
  • Promote consistent working practices & process adherence as part of a global team approach
  • Act as a role model and provide technical leadership & support
  • Mentoring & coaching others when required

About You

  • HNC/HND Engineering or equivalent as a minimum
  • BEng degree in Electronic Engineering, or other relevant discipline, with a demonstrable level of industrial experience in a relevant industry, desirable
  • PCB technologies include single sided, double sided & multilayer, Flex technologies, and HDI
  • Circuit technologies include high power density, analogue, digital, RF, High Speed & PSU’s
  • Design for high volume, applying an embedded DFM approach & principles
  • Design for Mains potential voltage, ensuring design compliance to safety requirements
  • Current carrying up to 40A, thermal management and power density
  • Design for EMC
  • Constraint management & schematics
  • Demonstrable high level of CAD experience and proficiency. Ideally, (but not essential): Siemens EDA (Mentor) Xpedition Enterprise tools / Valor
  • Understanding of Product Life Management (PLM) systems
  • Working to tight timescales
  • Understanding of electronics product design in terms of process and quality
  • Good familiarity with PCB/PCBA manufacturing processes
  • CAD: Hyperlynx or Flotherm / Knowledge of EDM
  • Ability to drive PCB design quality within a multi-functional project team
  • Working knowledge of relevant IPC standards
  • Good analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Methodical & organised approach with attention to detail & accuracy
  • Self-motivated, with a strong focus on results
  • Ability to work independently or as an effective team member.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Able to cope with time pressures


  • Performance related bonus
  • Company paid Life Insurance
  • Discounts on Dyson machines
  • Competitive pension scheme
  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays
  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays
  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch
  • Private Medical insurance for all employees
  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents
  • Digital GP and prescription service
  • On-site gym
  • Electrical vehicle lease scheme options