Description and Requirements

  • The Electronics Technical Project Manager is responsible for managing delivery of increasingly complex electronics systems into an expanding product portfolio. 
  • The role spans hardware, firmware and Application/Cloud through Development and Deployment. 
  • Ideally will have a strong technical and leadership background having taken the step, or have a desire, to transition into a more formal project role, comfortable working globally at an engineering level as well as managing and communicating at more senior levels.


Market Overview:

Dyson HQ is home to over 3,500 people who work across a medley of engineering and commercial functions. The award-winning campus has three cafes, a sports centre and a number of engineering icons including our Harrier and Lightning jets – one of which hangs from the ceiling of our café. Based in Malmesbury, the campus is within easy reach of both the Cotswolds and cities like Bath and Bristol along the M4 corridor.

Function Overview:

When you invent something, the right technology often doesn’t exist to make it work. So we make our own. From advanced systems, components and power supplies to building a digital motor from scratch, Dyson electronics engineers have enabled our ideas to become reality. As our future products rely more on robotics, connectivity, and complex sensing and navigation technologies, our high speed electronics will stand us apart. From designing the hardware to the systems, that make Dyson machines as reliable as they are intelligent, our electronics engineers are central to our most pioneering RDD.


Accountabilities:

  • Reporting into a global Electronics Programme Management function, primary role is in execution of projects against committed milestones. Responsibilities include:
  • Planning and scheduling of tasks across multiple hardware and software functions from Concept through to end-of-life
  • Identifying and managing internal and external dependencies
  • Tracking/monitoring as project evolves
  • Identify, manage and/or escalate as appropriate, issues impacting electronics ability to meet commitments
  • Incorporate, influence and evolve Risk management processes into Electronics and wider Project Delivery
  • Proactive management of project stakeholders
  • Effective and timely communication
  • Senior roles will also incorporate Process Improvement and Mentoring


Skills:

  • A formal or working towards PjMgt qualification (e.g. APMP, PMP) would be advantageous.
  • A track record of technical project management within an engineering environment with a solid understanding of either the hardware, software or firmware space, covering full product lifecycle.
  • Experience of running agile developments, especially using tools like the Atlassian suite, would be an advantage.
  • A strong background in product delivery in global engineering organisations desirable but not essential.
  • Effective communicator: ability to convey complex subject matter and issues clearly, concisely and accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills : ability to build productive working relationships across the business.
  • Excellent analytical skills : able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical and evidence based conclusions.
  • Confident : comfortable interacting with senior executives and presenting a robust, high level summary, backed by data.
  • Credible : ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle.
  • Assertive : readiness to press teams to take remedial action when required.
  • Neutral: ability to shape project direction without imposing their own views or prejudices on the outcome.
  • Ability to balance several tasks at any one time and communicate progress and concerns in a timely manner.
  • Comfortable managing projects with high degrees of uncertainty.
  • Demonstrates understanding of planning, both top down and bottom up, scheduling, risk and issue management and resource allocation procedures.

Benefits Overview:

  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines