Research Manager – Test & Characterisation

Competitive

Malmesbury

Description

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.

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

Key responsibilities include the following:

 

  • Capability

    • 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

       

  • Collaboration

    • 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

       

Accountabilities

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.

Skills

Key Behaviours

 

  • 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

     

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: 28-Sep-2016

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