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Project Manager - Robotics


Project and Programme Management
United Kingdom - Hullavington Office

About us

At Dyson we are encouraged to think differently, challenge convention and be unafraid to make mistakes. We develop products that are deliberately different and verifiably better than the competition. These solutions are increasingly complex and require closer and closer integration of traditionally separate engineering disciplines.  


Advanced robotics will change the world of engineering for good. At Dyson, we have been developing robot technology for over 20 years - 200 engineers, 420 patents and £28m has already gone into our first robot vacuum. But this is just the start of the domestic robotics revolution. The team is advancing the systems that make our robots more intelligent, adaptable, and physically capable.


About the role

We are looking for a talented Project Manager for new product development (NPD) within robotics. This exciting position will be working within a fast paced and exciting field with a dedicated inspiring workspace in a converted aircraft Hangar at Hullavington; focussed on supporting the development of products depending on advanced robotics and artificial intelligence technologies.  


You will be a crucial member of a dynamic team to help meet and exceed the requirements of our products and embedded technologies. You will be working closely with other cross functional teams to support and mange the end to end design, development and delivery of Dyson products. 

The Programme Management team and this role have a high level of visibility, benefiting from a close relationship with the EC Senior Leadership team, which enables them to deliver, alongside the hugely talented team of engineers and scientists. 


The role of Project Manager interfaces with many stakeholders and functions across the business, spanning many functions from NPI and Research into Commercial, Operations, Quality and Finance. 


As a Project Manager at Dyson, you will ensure deliverables are met in a timely manner and gain a sufficient level of understanding of the development to be able to communicate the projects status to senior management, whilst being comfortable in challenging the paradigm when required.

You will work across all disciplines of design, research, procurement, manufacturing, commercial and marketing to ensure an integrated project delivery strategy aligns to the wider business strategy. Our briefs can often be loose and changeable, so you must be comfortable in a fast moving, ambiguous environment. Skills in managing a dynamic environment will be critical to the role.

  • Management and integration of multiple cross functional teams to deliver projects to required project milestones.

  • Coordinate and communicate project status between teams within the organisations to ensure effective and timely input; resolve conflicts and lead solutions.

  • Challenge concepts in order to achieve the optimum design within the boundaries of time, specification and cost, maintain and manage the risks, actions and issues trackers.

  • Manage resource allocation activities against current time plans

  • Take an active, hands-on role to understand how complex techncial problems are resolved thoroughly and help support that resolution

  • Work with development teams to ensure new technologies maximise the performance of new products

  • Manage multiple stakeholder’s expectations from early stage design and development through to launch.

  • Ensure the team use established Dyson development processes, good technical and engineering practice and discipline to deliver a fully resolved solution to the correct standards

  • Information management – governance and organisation of project related information.

About you

  • Experience working in a dynamic and innovative environment.

  • First/2:1 Degree or equivalent

  • Outstanding project management capabilities (i.e. scheduling and planning, risk management, status reporting, stakeholder engagement and management, resource management)

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to build productive working relationships and influence

  • Confident; comfortable with interacting with senior executives without being tempted to dilute unpleasant news or back down from well-reasoned analysis

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

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

  • Experience of working in creative and agile teams

  • Experience of Atlassian suite of tools for management of work packages


  • 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


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.

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