Technical Programme Lead - Motors & Power Systems

Competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday

Malmesbury

Description

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products & technologies for the global market. By working in our world class Research Design and Development department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside other leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people, to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

Reporting to the Global Head of Motors and Power Systems, the Technical Program Manager will require broad knowledge and ownership of the delivery plan along with facilities, cost/budget and resource responsibilities. They will ensure the project delivers across the full spectrum of delivery streams in the different product Dyson categories and manage and mitigate risks accordingly. As a senior role the individual will be expected to take ownership of programme delivery with minimal guidance and ensure appropriate project process are developed to enable the project to be managed effectively.

Market Overview

Home to our global Research, Design and Development centre and all of our Commercial functions, Dyson HQ is tucked away in countryside famous for the railway tunnels and bridges of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. 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 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

Sometimes, making a technological leap forward means going back to the beginning. Since 1999, we’ve spent £150m building a motor from scratch – small, light and efficient, yet extremely powerful. Our motors are what enable our technology to be different – it’s why they’re protected by 20 to 30 patents. But the next generation demands new directions. Energy storage, robotics, nanotechnology and space-age materials. So our multi-disciplinary team, led by some of the world’s best power electronics engineers, knows that only the most pioneering thinking will do.

Accountabilities

  • Manage project delivery between teams within the organisations to ensure effective and timely input; resolve

    conflicts and lead solution

  • Develop and manage appropriate project processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver a fully resolved solution to the correct standards.

  • Manage and develop small functional team and ensure right PM capability is in place to ensure project delivery.

  • Develop Information management infrastructure to ensure effective project governance.

  • Manage resource allocation activities against current time plans and support finance in overall project cost

    management.

  • Challenge concepts in order to achieve the optimum design within the boundaries of time, specification and

    cost, maintain and manage the risks, actions and issues trackers.

  • Work across the organisation to ensure all stakeholders are aligned to the programmes objectives and clearly communicate this to the Dyson senior management and board.

Skills

  • 2:1 Degree (design, engineering and manufacturing preferable) or equivalent.

  • Holds formal project management qualifications (PMP/PRINCE2) and can bring forward innovative best practice applications that may benefit the project.

  • Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. estimating and planning, risk management, status

  • reporting, budget tracking, benefits analysis, stakeholder management and communication, resource management)

  • Good people manager, achieving high level of performance and employee engagement.

  • Strong communicator; ability to convey complex issues concisely and accurately.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influences

  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant

  • news or back down from well-reasoned analysis.

  • Assertive; readiness to press teams to take remedial action when required.

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work

    with design teams throughout the project development cycle.

  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment

For applicants from non-English speaking countries, proficiency in spoken and written English is mandatory

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. Senior Dyson monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll also enjoy a management bonus, generous leave, life insurance, income protection, and private medical and dental care. But financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Leadership support and new opportunities abound, driven by regular dialogue and international training. And with a vibrant culture, flexible woking 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: 9-Jun-2017

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