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Major Projects Lead


Project and Programme Management
Singapore - Technology Centre

About the Role

The Major Projects Lead is responsible for a team of Construction Project Managers, delivering technically complex and high value projects and programmes of work, ranging from greenfield construction through to major additions & alterations of existing buildings, taking responsibility for end-to-end service delivery of assigned projects and programmes.  Projects ranging from research and development campuses through to advanced manufacturing facilities supporting future generations of Dyson products.

This strategic role links to a significant investment programme, and is required to provide proactive business planning, stakeholder engagement, commercial co-ordination and assistance to the project delivery teams throughout the program stage gates from initiation to handover. 

Measures of Performance

  • Establish relationships with key stakeholders at executive levels within the organisation.

  • Identify and develop opportunities for improvement and benchmarking both the service and the effectiveness of the function on a regular basis.

  • Delivery of the Major Projects contained in the annual Capital Investment Plan (CIP) in line with budget.

  • Co-ordination and due diligence of each project teams monthly, quarterly and annual program scope and spend KPIs.

  • Deliver on time, quality assured stage gate deliverables that enable Major projects to achieve and demonstrate maximum value for money against the business case.

  • Drive realisation of health and safety, risk and value improvements and capital efficiency targets.

  • Enable efficient and accurate Management Information - right first time, on time.

  • Interface with procurement to deliver robust commercial and contract management that supports the aims of professional collaboration.

  • Interface with the Global Enablement Lead to deliver robust controls that supports the aims of professional collaboration.

  • Interface with project and programme Stakeholders to provide efficient and effective projects that represent value for money in line with the requirements of the business case.

 Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities (but not limited to)

  • Accountable for the overarching Major Projects category strategy, leveraging innovation and best practices from around the world to drive competitive advantage for Dyson in the delivery of these transformational strategic investments.

  • Champion the benefits of a global approach across all project with focus on the growth in the facility portfolio.

  • As a key member of Capital Projects leadership team, provide commercially assured projects aligned to Dyson strategic objectives that represent value for money in line with the business case.

  • For all projects categorised as Major Projects, accountable for planning, efficient and effective delivery execution and handover, stakeholder endorsements in line with governance, programme assurance, reporting accuracy and effective coordination of the project teams. 

  • Co-ordination and due diligence of the project team’s communication of the program-wide monthly reporting including health and safety, schedule, cost, risk, design management, governance etc.

  • Co-ordination and due diligence of the project teams, responsible for:

    • pre-contract activities related to budget setting, project planning, business case, utilisation of centralised frameworks and contracts whilst providing specialist programme management advice, guidance and recommendations to mitigate commercial risk.

    • post contract activities to ensure efficient and effective project execution, commercial management and contract management is delivered throughout the projects and overall program.

  • Drive consistency in the project delivery teams, facing challenges and driving continuous improvement.

  • Implement and assure the Capital Projects Manual and associated Dyson process and procedures for all Major projects. 

  • Responsible for pursuing and driving Modern Methods of Construction and Digital Construction toolsets within the regional programme.

  • Responsible for delivering Dyson Sustainability and Zero Carbon agendas.

  • Pursuit of the delivery of Social Value in the community through the delivery of the projects.

  • Ensure the proactive management at each stage of the project lifecycle.

  • Lead the project delivery teams to support the procurement process and achieve best value by developing optimum delivery strategies into procurement plans and contract awards.

  • Support the Procurement Category Lead, performance framework and related processes to drive supplier performance and enhance collective capability across all Major projects.

  • Support an environment where the schedule and cost efficiency can be accurately tracked and managed.

  • Support the Global Head of Enablement in delivery processes and systems so that project, programme and commercial data is managed as a valuable asset and is developed to fully inform future benchmarking and estimating activities, bringing increasing confidence to the cost analysis and achievement of the Major Project business cases.

  • Support the Commercial Manager and estimating teams to provide cost assurance and monitor the impact of design solutions against allocated budgets.

  • Manage the stakeholder change process and associated costs.

  • Holistically manage Stakeholder relationships during development and handover.

  • Support Project Managers in the commercial management of construction contractors.

  • Support the development of a working culture that promotes engagement in unfiltered programme optimisation debate to foster an energised open collaborative approach with common understanding and goals.

  • Provide pro-active management, strategic advice and guidance to the project teams on all change including proposed scope changes, recommending appropriate action in accordance with our change control systems and produce all required documentation for approval in accordance with levels of delegated authority including comparative estimates where required in a timely manner.

  • Identify and advise on all programme risk/issue events.

  • Support the quantification of the risks through the risk management process.

  • Support effective schedule and cost reporting for the projects to enable proactive project management activity.

  • Provide and communicate program-wide and project schedule and cost reports, HSE compliance, design compliance, governance and assurance, including stakeholder reviews and approvals.

  • Monitor the project teams’ activities relating to project handover to ensure timely and effective engagement with Operational Stakeholders to ensure efficient handover and transition to operations.

  • Generate and implement continuous improvement proposals.

About You

  • Demonstrated success leading the planning, development and execution of a programme of capital works / construction project management, ideally in the manufacturing / electronics / technology / pharmaceutical sectors, spanning Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific.  Projects ranging research and development campuses delivering the latest colleague experiences to advanced manufacturing facilities.

  • Qualified Construction Project Manager or other related profession and membership of a relevant professional body, with at least 15 years post qualification experience.

  • Demonstrable global Project Management experience of complex multifaceted and multi-million-dollar projects either in the built environment and or property development.

  • Demonstrable evidence of setting up and managing Projects to achieve delivery excellence.

  • A track record of initiating and delivering complex major projects within a multi-stakeholder environment.

  • Evidence of managing diverse, multi-disciplined teams. 

  • Evidence of optimising the procurement process.

  • Evidence of project mobilisation & handover.

  • Evidence analytical skills; to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions.

  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives.

  • Credible; ability to demonstrate a good level of understanding of construction processes in order to work with stakeholders throughout the project duration.

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

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

  • Drive for Modern Methods of Construction and Digital Construction toolsets.

  • Experience in achieving Sustainability and Zero Carbon agendas.

  • Understanding and application of traditional, design & build and progressive forms of contracts across the globe.


Dyson Singapore monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries and bonuses. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy a transport allowance and comprehensive medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Professional growth, leadership development and new opportunities abound, driven by regular reviews and dynamic workshops. And with a vibrant culture, the latest devices and a relaxed dress code reflecting our engineering spirit, it’s an exciting team environment geared to fueling and realizing ambition.


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.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.