Copernicus Project Manager

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Deadline 16 December 2020

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Organisation: VITO Remote Sensing

As a dynamic and highly motivated Project Manager you will manage international projects with the European Commission and the European Space Agency as most important stakeholders.

You are the driver in an ecosystem of remote sensing data and platforms and ensure project execution from proposal to final review meeting. You work within a team of software developers and operation engineers. Together with the team you translate the project requirements in an efficient and operational service. You scan the market for opportunities to contribute to and to execute the internal vision and roadmap on Copernicus services.

You'll become part of a talented, dedicated team working in a fast-paced, challenging international environment. The people at VITO thrive to develop added value products on cutting edge technologies that will be used by a broad public, industry, the public sector and universities.

The Remote Sensing unit of VITO processes petabytes of Earth Observation data. They specialize in the extraction of information from the vast amounts of incoming images. Information required by their customers worldwide. Their extensive group of customers can be found within the domains of land use, civil infrastructure, agriculture, forestry, water management, heritage and ecological development.

Your responsibilities:

  • Project management in its broad context: Responsible for tasks, deliverables, risk assessment and mitigation, project administration, documentation within time and within budget. This in close cooperation with international partner companies and institutions. Reporting towards management and customers.
  • Representation of your project portfolio on international, mostly scientific conferences
  • Translation of project opportunities to actual proposals.
  • Planning of necessary resources including subcontractors
  • Keep track of a strong user-oriented approach
  • Team coaching: setting project strategy and keeping the team aligned to the goal
  • Continuous improvement in the project and IT development processes
  • Stay on the leading edge of the evolving remote sensing and IT world