Project Manager for a European Institution

General description

Manage projects requiring coordination of different teams or addressing a number of distinct application areas in one or more domains of ICT.

Nature of the tasks

  • Manage ICT projects from the drafting of the project charter to the completion of all activities using European Parliament’s Project Management methodology (ENGAGE)
  • Make proposals for project strategies, planning, definition of tasks and deliverables, review of project deliverables, quality control, risk analysis and management, status reports, problem reporting and management systems, follow-up and organisation
  • Guide the team in charge of project activities and review their deliverables, follow-up project execution
  • Participate in functional working groups and progress meetings
  • Estimate costs, timescales and resource requirements for the successful completion of each project in adherence to the agreed terms of reference
  • Prepare and maintain project and quality plans and track activities against the plan, provide regular and accurate reports
  • Monitor results including costs, timescales and resources used, and take action where these deviate from agreed tolerances.
  • Ensure that delivered systems are implemented along these criteria.
  • Manage the change control procedure gaining agreement for revisions to the project from project sponsors
  • Provide effective leadership for the project team ensuring that team members are motivated and constantly develop their skills and experience

Educational qualifications

Bachelor for Standard level. Master for Senior level.

Technical expertise

  • Project management
  • Programme management (PMI-PgMP, or similar equivalent certification, for the senior profile)
  • Use of project management tools. Willingness to use project management tools as specified by the participating Institutions
  • Work experience using a Project Management Methodology (must have a PMI-PMP or PRINCE2 certification)
  • Practical experience of reporting to Steering Committees or other governance bodies with representatives from the high management

Professional experience

Minimum 5 years for Standard level and minimum 10 years for Senior level of experience and more specifically as below:

  • Experience in Project Management of Information Systems development projects. Practical experience of the system development life-cycle is desirable
  • Optionally, experience in ICT Programme Management can be required
  • Experience with a project management tool
  • Proven experience with quality procedures
  • Sound experience in iterative, incremental and adaptive lifecycles (e.g. RUP, agile methods)

Language skills

Good knowledge of English or French (independent user – B1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)).

Other specific expertise

  • Rigorous and accurate approach to reporting
  • Ability to give presentations
  • Ability to interact with management and staff at all levels
  • Ability to apply high-quality standards to all tasks
  • Ability to participate in multilingual meetings, very good communication skills, result oriented, customer-oriented
  • Capable of working in an international/multi-cultural environment, rapid self-starting
  • Capable to and experience in working in a team, and of understanding the needs, objectives and constraints of those in other disciplines and functions
  • Leadership capability and autonomy
  • Sound methodological approach
  • Tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent analytical, organisational and writing skills

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