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Estates IT Project Manager


Project and Programme Management
Poland - Krakow Office

Job Description

Dyson Global IT

At Dyson, we demand the highest standard of performance from the technologies we engineer. Our people expect the same from the technology that supports them. We are a community that appreciates and advocates better engineering. A community of pioneers.

Dyson IT are mid-transformation. Our aim, to create robust IT architecture, to manage data effectively and efficiently and continue to grow our world-class team. A team who is strategic, enabling business acceleration, growth and success.

EMEA Estates IT team

The Global Estates IT Team in which this role is aligned, exists to:

  • Support the Corporate Real Estate Function              
    • Acting as a single point of IT contact for Capital Projects
    • Lead the IT workstream for Design, Delivery and Support Transition of new working environment across the globe
  • Partner with IT Product Owners to ensure technology standards are followed
  • Deliver world class End User Computing, Audio Visual / Collaboration and Infrastructure and IT Services to Dyson’s global employees (circa 15,500 users)
  • Ensure ITIL aligned governance and standards are followed
  • Drive continual improvement into the IT Estates services space in line with Dyson’s growth
  • Support the delivery of all IT roadmaps for Global Estates services to drive transformation required to support Dyson’s blueprint
  • Supporting innovation while maintaining alignment with business needs
  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with all IT service towers and the business, ensuring regular communication of service requirements, service improvements, risks, service changes, service outages and service issues

The Role

Reporting to the EMEA Estates IT Programme Manager, you will be responsible for:

  • End to end project management of small, medium or large complexity projects (or a combination) and upholding the highest standards of project management methodology including regular and effective communication with key stakeholders, management of all project governance, including status and ad-hoc reporting, financial management, change management and thorough issue/risk management
  • Representing Estates IT interests, standards and specifications in projects delivered by other areas of IT or the business specifically estates projects
  • Contributing to transforming Dyson Estates IT services into a strategic function by ensuring projects are structured, well planned and executed to plan, budget and agreed scope
  • Creating exceptional quality project setup documents detailing scope, assumptions, success criteria, risks, governance structure (as it relates to wider Capital Projects and IT PMO governance)
  • Enabling the growth and success of Dyson by working with team managers to produce checkpoint reports and project highlight reports, upholding the IT project management methodology, looking for improvements to discuss with the Programme Manager
  • Supporting or creating project business cases and accurate project budget requests through the project approval process
  • Throughout the project delivery tracking and measuring business case realisation in close partnership with Business Stakeholders
  • Effectively managing key project risks and issues.

Person Specification/Core Competencies:

  • End-user centric and customer obsessed
  • Able to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Outstanding interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Powerful change agent
  • Proven track record in technical planning and developing third party relationships in the management of IT deliverables
  • Possess solid matrix management skills
  • Creative problem solving
  • Process focused and detail orientated without losing bigger picture
  • Self-motivated, dynamic and results-driven
  • Inquisitive, proactive and innovative
  • Open, honest and responsible
  • Team player
  • Comfortable dealing with external suppliers in complex high-pressured commercial arrangements
  • Quick learner, willing to be flexible in tasks and activities taken on
  • Sensitive to cultural differences across Dyson Worldwide
  • Ability to deliver and sense of humour under pressure


  • At least 3 years’ experience of Estates IT Project Management (e.g. experience working with stakeholders outside of IT in relation to the construction and fit out of new office space – such as the General Contractors, M&E Consultants and Cabling contractors in relation to new office builds or office relocations
  • Experience of IT Infrastructure Project Management, e.g. LAN/WAN Networks, site-server(s), in relation to new office builds or office relocations
  • A proven record in delivery of these projects
  • Good knowledge and experience of all stages of the project and programme lifecycle, including development of business cases, mobilisation of projects, detailed planning, Change Request management etc
  • Experience of delivering medium sized projects with budgets in excess of £350k
  • Successful budget management and financial reporting and LE forecasting
  • Experience of successfully leading large multi-disciplinary project teams potentially across multiple organisations and locations
  • Business change management / communication planning
  • Ability to lead an engagement with a client
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both verbal and written)
  • Strong stakeholder management skills
  • Good business sense, with business and/or functional knowledge
  • Be able to think holistically and analytically and know when to take which approach
  • Be capable of visualising a problem context/situation, develop a number of resolution options and think them through from concept to implementation
  • Have a clearly methodical approach
  • Knowledge of multiple project management methodologies
  • Project management qualifications (APM, Prince2 or PMI)


  • Experience of working for a consultancy or other professional services organisation
  • Experience working with 3rd party and/or offshore teams
  • Vendor management including procurement, as well as contract & invoice management
  • Experience in the PropTech industry is a strong advantage
  • Benefit realisation

Benefits (dependent upon country / location)

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

Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.