Engineering Workplace Manager - The Dyson Institute of Engineering & Technology


The Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology
Malmesbury - United Kingdom


As part of the Dyson Institute of Engineering and Technology the Engineering Manager will be responsible for the developing the workplace experience of the undergraduates during the four years of the programme.  Working closely with the Head of Programme and Technical Director, they will ensure that the workplace rotations embed learning from the degree and develop the professional skills required to excel in industry.
This is a full time role with the Institute, but in order to remain connected to engineering delivery (Line managers and projects) it is essential that the engineering manager is able to work on live RDD projects and/or research.  It is envisaged that the engineering manager will spend 1-2 days per week working on live projects organised around Institute management duties.  Developing the strategy and logistics of this will be the responsibility of the engineering manager supported by the Head of Programme.


  • Lead and support line managers with the development of training and projects that support and apply the learning from the academic course.
  • Develop rotations (Teams, line managers, running order etc.) to provide the best undergraduate experience whilst adding value to the business.
  • Seek and respond to feedback from both undergraduates and line managers in line with The Dyson Institute continuous improvement framework
  • Manage and organise line manager meetings and communications
  • Create strategies and plans to use the experience of managing undergraduates to develop line manager’s skill sets.
  • Work with senior management to set metrics for the recognition for line manager’s contributions in managing undergraduates.
  • Develop strategies to keep yourself, team and wider academic team involved in the workplace to make sure knowledge of projects and development is relevant.
  • Recruit and manage apprenticeship tutors (up to four) to hold professional reviews with the undergraduates.
  • Support the development of the undergraduates into the right technical roles and specialisms as they progress at Dyson.


  • A good first degree or Masters in Engineering, Computer Science, or other relevant discipline.
  • Good analytical ability and attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information in written and verbal format.
  • Ability to adapt or generate imaginative and innovative ideas, in line with core Dyson values.
  • To be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment.
  • Excellent team-working skills
  • A passion for mentoring and development of people.


  • 27 days holiday plus eight statutory bank holidays
  • Pension scheme
  • Performance related bonus
  • Life assurance
  • Sport centre
  • Free on-site parking
  • Subsidized café and restaurants
  • Discounts on Dyson machines

Posted: 09 August 2019