Project Manager

£Competitive + Bonus + Benefits + Gym



The Dyson Project Manager is a high calibre project delivery professional that is recognised for their leadership, problem solving and consistent excellence in project delivery. They manage small to medium complexity Infrastructure projects and uphold the highest standards of project management methodology including regular and effective communication with key stakeholders, governance, change management and thorough risk management. They are accountable for leading and managing all aspects of the project (both business and technical) required to deliver the business outcome. Dyson is looking for a project manager Knowledge and experience in managing various types of infrastructure projects such as  server, storage, AV/VC and security

Market Overview

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

Spanning across Dyson’s presence online, transactional capabilities, customer care, marketing support and the front and back office technology that makes Dyson work, it is the nerve centre of Dyson. The team spans many specialities from Technical to Business Analysis and Testing. Crucially, as we look to drive future growth by increasing direct sales, becomes our most vital global sales channel. Like Dyson products, we embrace the latest technologies, excelling in quality and usability.


• Understand the typical infrastructure project lifecycle

• Creates exceptional quality project setup documents detailing scope, assumptions, success criteria, risks, governance structure (as it relates to wider IT Roadmap governance)

• Uphold the IT project management methodology and look for improvements to discuss with the Programme Manager.

• Work with Programme Managers to manage the key interdependencies within the IT roadmap, BAU releases and those external to IT and negotiate robust and cost effective contracts with SI

• Diligent risk management with close management of effective mitigations, escalating risks and issues in project governance where necessary.

• Manage supplier relationships to ensure ongoing cost effective and high quality delivery during project execution.

• Produce project highlight reports

• Manage stage gates with a focus on continued business justification

• Create quality business cases for projects in close partnership with Business Stakeholders.

• Creates detailed and accurate budgets for review and approval by the Programme Manager.

• Manage the approval of Capex budget for projects and report monthly LE to Programme Manager and Head of Programme Management.

• Track and measure business case realisation in close partnership with Business Stakeholders.

• Take personal accountability for quality and accuracy of project management performance and deliverables.


Key skills required:

• Ability to identify likely dependencies or issues up front

• Knowledge and skills to understand technical requirements and translate into business friendly language

• Good knowledge of programme and project management methods including either DSDM / Agile PM and / or PRINCE2.

• Good working knowledge of Confluence / Jira.

• Robust risk management Key experience required:

• At least 3 years’ experience of IT project management, ideally gained in consultancy or client side in large and complex organisations.

• Knowledge of multiple project management methodologies.

• Experience of delivering medium sized projects with budgets in excess of £200k.

• Experience of successfully leading large multi-disciplinary project teams potentially across multiple organisations and locations.

• Business change management / communication planning.

• Ability to lead an engagement with a client.

• Good business sense, with business and/or functional knowledge.

• Be able to think holistically and analytically and know when to take which approach.

• Be capable of visualising a problem context/situation, develop a number of resolution options and think them through from concept to implementation.

• Have a clearly methodical approach.


• Experience of working for a consultancy or other professional services organisation.

• Experience working with 3rd party and/or offshore teams

• Budget management and financial reporting.

• Business case development and benefit realisation.

• Experience of value tender / vendor selections.

Key competencies:

• Natural leader.

• Creative problem solving.

• Process focus and detail orientated without losing bigger picture.

• Self-motivated, dynamic and results-driven.

• Inquisitive, proactive and innovative.

• Open, honest and responsible .

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: 19-Mar-2017

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