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Project / Programme Manager - R&D (All Levels)


Project and Programme Management
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us
Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.

We push the boundaries of what others have defined as possible. Our approach starts with an engineering mindset and different thinking. Then we continuously refine our ideas – unwilling to compromise and driven by an obsession for finding a better way.

About the role
We are looking for a experienced Project / Programme Managers to support the upstream (New Product Innovation & Research) projects.

You will be required to orchestrate some of our Upstream projects and support our future range plans. This role will be instrumental to ensure projects are delivered on time; meet technical specification and are within budget.

Key responsibilities

  • Manage category projects utilising the appropriate systems, processes and resources to facilitate an optimal delivery. This will include identifying, managing and mitigating the projects risk and issues, and agreeing accountabilities and responsibilities with the wider project team

  • Coordinate and communicate project scope, identify dependencies and understand the critical path to secure timely project delivery

  • Identify and manage stakeholders, resolve conflicts, empower and inspire teams 

  • Manage progress, analyse, collate & report project status and data from a cost, time, spec perspective

  • Participate in the control of the Category budget and define and manage the project cost

  • Define, assess and track the impact of change requests 

  • Create resource plans to determine demand and manage project resource allocation

  • Capture lessons learned and drive continuous improvement initiatives and development of PM capability

  • Promote Project Management principles and best practices in all aspects of work

  • Work independently, with some guidance

About you

  • A Degree qualification (engineering discipline preferable) or equivalent

  • Experience delivering projects in an engineering or early stage environment

  • Good understanding of Agile project management methodologies

  • In depth knowledge of Project Management fundamentals

  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

  • Experience with proven ability to manage and deliver complex tasks in a fast moving and dynamic environment

  • Strong communication, influencing and relationship building skills 

  • Analytical mind-set, attention to detail and ability to challenge assumptions and convention

  • Self-motivated and able to resolve conflict, inspire teams, mentor peers 

  • In depth understanding and application of business processes, project governance methods and operational/development framework



Performance related bonus

Company paid Life Assurance

Discounts on Dyson machines

Competitive pension scheme

Purchase additional holidays 


27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays

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

On-site parking

Endless free coffee and tea, and a free lunch 

Free on-site hair salon

On-site lifestyle Assist

Electric vehicle scheme 


Private Medical insurance for all employees

Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents

Digital GP and prescription service

Fertility treatment support

On-site gym and sports centre

On-site wellbeing centre


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.