Project Manager

£Competitive + 27 Days Holiday, Pension, Bonus

Malmesbury

Description

As the Project Manager, you will be embedded with Dyson’s wider Research, Design and Development organisation (RDD), delivering a portfolio of projects within one of Dyson category teams. This role will have you at the forefront of Dyson's product releases.


You will work with multi-disciplinary project teams spanning the engineering, commercial and operations functions to develop Dyson products to the point of manufacture. Controlling the project schedule, ensuring stage-gate deliverables are met in a timely manner and communicating project status to senior management will be a key part of the role. The ability to build relationships with key stakeholders whilst challenging existing assumptions and ways of working are essential.

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 2,000 people, including James himself, spend their days strategising, 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

It’s one thing to solve a problem that’ll change technology forever. But turning that idea into a reality takes solving many more problems – and success is ultimately measured, not by the thinking, but by the product. Our Manufacturing department supports over 1,000 Dyson engineers worldwide turning ideas into groundbreaking technology. Involved early in the design, we identify materials, pre-empt production issues and find ways to build more efficiently. Yet robustly. From designing the machines, to the machines that build the machines, we’re helping to shape the future of technology.

Accountabilities

  • Coordinate and communicate project status between teams to ensure efficiency; resolve conflicts and lead solutions.
  • Take an active, hands-on role to support the identification and resolution of engineering problems.
  • Identify interdependencies between functions and facilitate cooperative working.
    Develop and control the project schedule within Microsoft Project.
  • Challenge concepts in order to achieve the optimum design within the boundaries of time, specification and cost.
  • Information management – governance and organisation of SharePoint sites and other tools.
  • Ensure the team use established Dyson development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver a fully resolved solution to the correct standards.
  • Support resource allocation activities against current time plans.
  • Ability to use your project management skills in innovative ways and be flexible as this role develops in Research, Design and Development at Dyson

Skills

Qualifications:

  • Degree qualified in design, engineering or project management or equivalent.
  • An understanding and desire to take on formal project management qualifications (such as APMP).
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Microsoft Project.

Skills:

  • 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 listen, and convey complex issues concisely and accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence others.
  • Excellent analytical skills; the ability to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions
  • Energy, enthusiasm, curiosity, common sense and no embarrassment in asking supposedly “silly” questions.
  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or well-reasoned analysis.
  • Assertive; readiness to challenge 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.
  • Shrewd: The ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in a fast-paced and often high-pressure, competitive environment.

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: 1-Jun-2017

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