RDD Project Manager – Environmental Control


Senai,Johor, Malaysia


At Dyson, Project Management is an  increasingly in demand requirement across its research and development projects; as products become more complex and cross-functional teams get bigger, it is imperative for the project management team to grow a long side Dyson’s growth to ensure our products are delivered to market on time. It’s an exciting time to join Dyson’s Project Management team.


The Project Manager’s role is to ensure all of Dyson’s teams are aligned to the top level strategy of the project and are delivering against the agreed time line.

The Project Manager is required to work closely alongside the Design Manager to help drive work into the global cross functional team, report on progress and mitigate risks. They will also be required to interact with the Heads of Departments to communicate project status, escalate risks and propose project solutions to keep the project on track.

Dyson Overview

Things move quickly at Dyson. In twenty years, what began with one man and one idea has grown into a global technology company, with 6,000 people and a presence in over 70 countries. From Malmesbury to Malaysia to the US to Australasia and many countries in between, we’ve sold over 80 million machines.

And it’s just the start. From 2016 our Malmesbury HQ is doubling its footprint. The US, our biggest market, is doubling their sales scope. And new frontiers are opening up across South East Asia and beyond. More people, more ideas and more space for more invention. The next four years will be our biggest and busiest yet.

Market Overview

In 2000, Dyson moved production from Malmesbury to Malaysia to be closer to our supply chains and open up international growth. The small team of 10 has now grown to almost 1,200 – forming Dyson’s second biggest global hub. Located in the exhilarating industrial heart of Johor, it’s also home to RDD, IT, operations,  finance, creative and HR.

The RDD facility is central to our plans to launch 100 new machines in the next four years. To meet these ambitions, we recently expanded the site to 30,000m², with 50 advanced technology labs and 700 new engineers. In the Dyson world, there’s no more exciting place to be.

Function Overview

The Project Management Function lead the integration of key functions across a multi-functional team in the development of new Dyson products. They ensure stage-gate 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 where required.   The Project Management Function work across all disciplines of design, procurement, manufacturing, commercial and marketing to ensure an integrated project delivery aligns to the wider business strategy.


1.Management of the top level plan and its constituent parts – including all functions e.g. Engineering, Electronics, Operations, Commercial

*Create, manage and report top level plan

*Have knowledge of critical dependencies and understand the critical path of the plan

*Monitor, escalate and mitigate risks and issues through the cross functional teams

2.Leadership and Direction of the Functional Teams

*Ensure collaboration between teams delivering to the project plan

*Act as an enabler and remove blockers for the teams to complete work against their plans.

3.Provide Governance of Project Management

*Adherence to milestone dates, management of project dates and change reporting

*Maintaining an up to date risk register and issue log.


    • Stakeholder management at every level of seniority
    • Leadership
    • High level of presentation and communication
    • Flexible and adaptable character

    Experience  :

    • Candidate must at least possess Bachelor Degree in Engineering / Project Management

    • Experience managing projects in an R&D project environment

    • Experience of managing large scale, complex projects.

    • Good understanding of Project Management processes and knowledge areas

    • Experience of leading teams directly or indirectly

    • Risk and issue management

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

    Benefits Overview

    Dyson Malaysia monitors the market to ensure competitive salaries, bonuses and pension contributions. Beyond that, you’ll enjoy generous leave, a transport allowance and medical care and insurance. But financial benefits are just the start of a Dyson career. Rapid 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 fuelling and realising ambition.

    Posted: 19-Apr-2017