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Lead Electronics Project Manager

Summary

Salary
Competitive
Team
Project and Programme Management
Location
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us

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.

Dyson offers a unique opportunity for talented individuals to invent, design and develop market leading products for the global market. By working in our world-class research, design and development (RDD) department, these individuals have the opportunity to work alongside leading technical specialists and highly motivated creative people to create products which fulfil our ambition of being truly different and better than our competitors.

About the role 

The Electronics Project Management function is responsible for managing delivery of increasingly complex electronics systems into an expanding product portfolio. The Lead Electronics Project Manager is responsible for the integrated end-to-end delivery of hardware, firmware and application/cloud into Dyson products. The ideal candidate will have a strong project management experience complimented with a technical and leadership background; comfortable working globally at an engineering level as well as managing and communicating at senior levels.

Responsibilities:

  • Planning and scheduling of tasks across multiple hardware and software functions from concept through to end-of-life.

  • Identifying and managing internal and external dependencies.

  • Tracking/monitoring project status as the project evolves through a milestone governance process.

  • Identify, manage and/or escalate as appropriate, issues impacting electronics ability to meet commitments.

  • Incorporate, influence and evolve Risk Management processes into Electronics and wider project delivery.

  • Proactive management of project stakeholders providing effective and timely communication.

  • Proactively work with Technical Leads, Engineering Managers and product development teams to derive, capture and agree required deliverables.

  • Derive, communicate and maintain robust and efficient project plans at appropriate resolutions for the stage of the project.

  • Act as the primary contact for the project both within our unit and the wider Dyson.

  • Early engagement with programme teams to define the scope of projects.

  • Actively manage project risks, issues and all dependencies, both internal and external.

  • Working with Engineering Managers, define and agree resource requirements to deliver the project scope to meet defined quality standards within the required project timelines.

  • Lead engineering teams through the execution of projects, accurately and regularly reporting progress, including representing the project at various project, programme and product reviews.

  • Where deviations from agreed plan arise, take ownership and drive to resolution.

  • Formally manage changes to agreed commitments ensuring all stakeholders understand and agree resulting implications.

  • You will be expected to identify and drive improvement opportunities to both engineering and project management processes and support development and dissemination of best practice and tools.

About you 

  • A track record of technical project management within an engineering environment with a solid understanding of Electronics hardware and software, covering full product lifecycle.

  • Experience of working in agile developments (for example SAFe), using tools like the Atlassian suite, would be an advantage.

  • A strong background in product delivery in global engineering organisations desirable but not essential.

  • A formal, or working towards, Project Management qualification (e.g. APMP, PMP) would be advantageous.

  • Experience of working in distributed development model would be desirable, for example, outsourced development.

  • Effective communicator: ability to convey complex subject matter and issues clearly, concisely and accurately.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills: ability to build productive working relationships across the business.

  • Excellent analytical skills: able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical and evidence based conclusions.

  • Confident: comfortable interacting with senior executives and presenting a robust, high level summary, backed by data.

  • Credible: ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of engineering processes in order to work with design teams throughout the project development cycle.

  • Assertive: readiness to press teams to take remedial action when required.

  • Balanced: ability to shape project direction without imposing their own views or prejudices on the outcome.

  • Ability to balance several tasks at any one time and communicate progress and concerns in a timely manner.

  • Comfortable managing projects with high degrees of uncertainty.

  • Demonstrates understanding of planning, both top down and bottom up, scheduling, risk and issue management and resource allocation procedures.

Benefits

  • Performance related bonus

  • Company paid Life Insurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Chippenham and Swindon

  • Free on-site parking

  • Subsidized café providing endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

  • Digital GP and prescription service

  • On-site gym

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