Research Manager – Test & Characterisation
There is a requirement for a new role in the Dyson Energy Storage team with responsibility for Test and Characterisation. The title of this role is Research Manager – Test& Characterisation.
The key focus of the role is to establish a capability in Test and Characterisation, setting standards of accuracy, repeatability, efficiency and productivity which are world leading. It is also essential that a highly proactive and collaborative culture is engendered, as it is the Test& Characterisation team which is at the centre of all internal and external energy storage technologies which Dyson is researching and developing, hence strong relationships need to be built with all who interact with the team. Whilst providing an efficient test and characterisation function is the core of the role, it is also very important that the team engenders a culture of curiosity and inventiveness.
With visibility which spans across the diverse and growing portfolio of Dyson’s Energy Storage R&D projects, its engineers and technicians are in a unique position for insight, discovery, and invention. It is hence vital that the team has the attitude and ability to seek and progress such opportunities.
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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.
Key responsibilities include the following:
Recruitment, development and management of Test & Characterisation team
Establish reliable and efficient test and characterisation processes
Generate a culture of curiosity and inventiveness, which results in the generation of ideas through the insights gained from visibility which spans Dyson’s energy storage R&D programs
Facilities & Equipment
Lead the specification, procurement, installation, and operation of test and characterisation equipment and facilities
Establish highly collaborative relationships with all teams which interact with the test and characterisation team
Establish strong relationships with strategic partners, and drive forward collaborative R&D programmes
Safety & Reliability
Responsible for establishing and maintaining safe working practices
Proactively collaborates across teams and functions
Works effectively across boundaries and geographies
An ambassador for collaboration and integration (between Energy Storage technologies and other technology and product development teams)
Excellent Business acumen and commercial awareness
Drives efficiency and LEAN processes
Develops strategy, priorities and accountabilities across the team
Creates clarity of focus and direction across Energy Storage team
Builds long term relationships - internally and externally
Provides clear and aligned business plans
Has vision of what is possible and a desire to drive change