Project Manager - Automotive

£competitive + bonus + pension + 27 days holiday



Dyson has an opportunity for a Project Manager to join the Powertrain group within in its Electric Vehicle Engineering Team based at its Hullavington HQ.

Market Overview

Hullavington is tucked away in countryside famous for the landmarks of Isambard Brunel, who revolutionised modern engineering. Our secluded rural location helps us to protect our ideas and stay independently–minded.

Function Overview

We’ve begun work on a battery electric vehicle – that’s no secret. It has remained our ambition to solve the worldwide problem of air pollution for nearly 30 years. Now that we have the ability to bring all our technologies together into a single product, we’re able to solve this problem at the source. For now, it’s all about finding the right people to make it all happen for 2020.


The project integration manager will lead a multi-discipline team of engineers to deliver a number of the key new technologies within future Dyson M&PS products. They will be the key figure in driving the successful delivery of the performance, cost and time specification of their projects. The role requires significant technical understanding with the incumbent needing to be able to understand and communicate the project’s status, risk and technical progress to senior management, whilst interacting with engineers to strike a balance of risk and reward on solutions Key responsibilities:

•Delivering projects to the agreed performance cost and time parameters

•Driving the technical resolution of complete system

•Lead communication with all stakeholders acting as a first point of contact with all stakeholders for their project

•Responsible for Defining the communications plan for each project to ensure all stakeholders are kept informed in an efficient manner.

•Helping to establish the viability of new projects as and when required, researching business case numbers and setting the relative priority of projects within the motors and power systems portfolio

•Ownership of the Project budget and CAPEX top level project requirements

•Ownership of the level 0-2 plans and ensuring their delivery through prioritisation and escalation of unresolved conflicts

•Define the project team setup in conjunction with the engineering leads detailing the makeup of the team to achieve the project

•Ensuring the Project KPI reporting is kept up to date and reflects accurately the state of the project



•First Degree (Engineering preferable) or equivalent

•Formal Project Management training/ qualifications are desirable but not essential

•Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and Microsoft Project


•Minimum of 3 years project management in a similar engineering field demonstrating good Knowledge of the complete project life cycle


•Strong leadership skills; able to form complex and high performing teams quickly

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

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

•Effective manager of multicultural teams situated in different sites in different countries with a balanced hard and soft skill approach

•Excellent analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions

•Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or back down from well-reasoned analysis

•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

•Commercially aware

•Excellent team-working skills.

•Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. estimating and planning, risk management, status reporting, budget tracking, benefits analysis, stakeholder management and communication, resource management)

Benefits Overview

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We’re creative, collaborative, practical and enthusiastic, but most of all we’re hugely passionate about what we do. We are looking for individuals who wish to invent, design and develop leading products 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 develop products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors. 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. However, financial benefits are only the start of a Dyson career. Rapid professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound.

Posted: 12-Jul-2018

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