Description and Requirements

This role sits within the Programme  team of our automotive function.

Market Overview:

As part of the £2.5 billion investment, Dyson acquired a 517 acre plot in Hullavington. This former Royal Air Force base, just five miles from Dyson HQ, will increase our UK footprint tenfold. We’ll be turning old hangars into futuristic labs and workspaces – creating a campus to rival those in Silicon Valley.

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.

Accountabilities:


• Coordinate and communicate project status between teams within the organisation to ensure effective and timely input; resolve conflicts and lead resolution.

• Ensure the team uses established Dyson development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver a fully resolved solution to the correct standards.

• Information management – governance and organisation of project related information.

• 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.

• Maintain and manage the development of project plans, ensuring project teams are aligned to the programme plan.

• Maintain and plan release points through the programme in form of Engineering Timing Release Schedule (ETRS).

• Maintain and manage programme KPIs so that they accurately reflect the state of the programme

• Support the development and implementation of process improvements and tool kits

Skills:


• Degree Qualified (Design, Engineering, Manufacturing preferable)

• Experience in complex system coordination / management.

• Holds formal project management qualifications (APMP / PRINCE2 / AGILE)

• Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Project

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

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

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

• 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 and business processes in order to work with teams throughout the project development cycle.

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

Benefits Overview:

•27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays

•Pension scheme •Performance related bonus

•Life assurance

• Free on-site parking

•Subsidized café

•Discounts on Dyson machines

•Private Medical and Dental