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Senior IT Project Manager


Project and Programme Management
United Kingdom - Bristol Office

About us

The Dyson Project Manager is a high calibre project delivery professional that is recognised for their leadership, problem solving and consistent excellence in project delivery.

They manage small to medium complexity projects and uphold the highest standards of project management methodology including regular and effective communication with key stakeholders, governance, change management and thorough risk management.

They are accountable for leading and managing all aspects of the project (both business and technical) required to deliver the business outcome. Dyson is looking for both Agile (DSDM or similar) and Waterfall (PRINCE2) Project Managers; the ideal candidate with have the agility to practice both depending on the project.

About the role

Project management and delivery

  • Ensures their projects are structured, well planned and executed.

  • Creates exceptional quality project setup documents detailing scope, assumptions, success criteria, risks, governance structure (as it relates to wider IT Roadmap governance)

  • Uphold the IT project management methodology and look for improvements to discuss with the Programme Manager.

  • Work with Programme Manager to manage the key interdependencies within the IT roadmap, BAU releases and those external to IT.

  • Manage changes in project scope, costs, resources and timing within the framework of agreed governance and change control processes.

  • Diligent risk management with close management of effective mitigations, escalating risks and issues in project governance where necessary.

  • Work with Programme Manager and Head of Programme Management to negotiate robust and cost-effective contracts with applicable vendors.

  • Manage supplier relationships to ensure ongoing cost effective and high quality delivery during project execution.

  • Produce project status/highlight reports

  • Manage stage gates with a focus on continued business justification

Budget and financials

  • Creates detailed and accurate budgets for review and approval by the Programme Manager and business sponsor.

  • Manage the approval of Capex budget for projects and report monthly estimates to Programme Manager and Head of Programme Management.

Team leadership

  • Take personal accountability for quality and accuracy of project management performance and deliverables.

About you

  • Good knowledge of programme and project management methods including either PMI / Agile PM and / or PRINCE2.

  • Good working knowledge of Confluence / Jira, MS Teams.

  • Robust risk management.

  • At least 5 years’ experience of IT project management, ideally gained in consultancy or client side in large and complex organisations with a proven record in delivery.

  • Experience of successfully leading large multi-disciplinary project teams, potentially across multiple organisations and locations.

  • Knowledge and experience of all stages of the project and programme lifecycle

  • Knowledge of multiple project management methodologies.

  • Experience of delivering medium sized projects with budgets in excess of £500k.

  • Business change management and 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

  • Capable of visualising a problem context/situation, developing a number of resolution options and thinking them through from concept to implementation.


  • Performance-related bonus scheme

  • Competitive pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Discounts on Dyson machines and retail discounts

  • Free bus travel to and from campus (from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham, and Swindon) Lifestyle

  • 27 days’ holiday (plus bank holidays)

  • Free on-site lunches, fruit, and hot drinks

  • Free on-site sports centre, gym, hair salon, and lifestyle assistance (concierge)

  • Electric vehicle salary sacrifice scheme

  • Ability to purchase additional holiday Health

  • Private medical insurance and dental insurance

  • Employee assistance programme, digital GP, on-site physio and GP, prescription service, fertility treatment support

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.