Project Manager - Operations




Right now we are looking for a highly effective Project Manager to work within our RDD & Ops department in Malmesbury.

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.


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

It takes real ingenuity to find new ways of doing things. Smarter technologies. Lighter, stronger materials. And quieter, cleaner power systems. Our Research & Science teams – scientists, mechanical engineers and specialists across each of product category – are the experimenters and risk-takers behind Dyson problem-solving. Whether it’s in-house development, sourcing outside technology partners, or driving collaboration with partner universities, we lead the way in finding the next generation of Dyson technology. Which is why anyone can find themselves presenting to James Dyson himself.


  • Manage small scale facility projects over numerous sites.
  • Manage and lead smaller ad-hoc projects as and when required.

  • Responding to the teams requests that relate to the office environment. 

  • Providing an interface to the wider Dyson facilities and Operation teams.

  • Manages/supports a range of activities across projects/functions.

  • Has fundamental PM principles, theories & concepts and able to apply them independently in complex situations.

  • Manages stakeholders to ensure project delivery.

  • Prepares & presents reports to escalate issues and enable senior management decision making.

  • Chair meetings & reviews.

  • Coordinate and communicate project scope to ensure timely delivery.

  • Manages and utilises systems, processes and resources to facilitate and optimise delivery efficiency.

  • Competent in Project Management fundamentals.

  • Works independently, receives minimal guidance.


This exciting role will offer someone the opportunity to work within the Operations Team on a new category. The role is varied and challenging but offers a lot of reward.
  • Experience as a team member/leader with proven ability to manage and deliver complex tasks in a fast moving and dynamic environment

  • Ability to communicate clearly, build relationships and influence stakeholders

  • Good understanding of business processes, project governance methods and operational/development framework

  • Analytical mind-set, attention to detail and ability to challenge assumptions and convention

  • Support management of project budget

  • Knowledge of financial systems (SAP- Purchase orders)

  • Previous Project Management experience

  • Organised/self-starting/Positive/ flexible / ‘can do’ attitudes are must have attributes for this role

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: 11-Oct-2017

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