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 Senior Project Manager / Project Management Office

Reference:   J18014
Location:   Headquarters, Darmstadt /Germany
Closing Date for applications:   01/05/2018 00:00
Your HR Contact for this position:   Raphael Rossato

We are looking for an experienced project manager to become part of our Project Management Office (PMO). We are searching for a person able to help us in our continuous improvement of our project delivery organization and processes across the department, as well as able to step in and support specific, highly complex international project when required

 Responsibilities / Duties

  • As part of the PMO office you will

  • Act as subject matter expert on project, programme and portfolio management practices

  • Attend key steering groups and other governance forums

  • Support improvement of QA processes, identify non-compliance and recommend areas for improvement

  • Support risk management

  • Mentor and support more junior project managers

On demand you will support specific projects by

  • Step in and support specific projects when needed, also for longer periods of time

  • Reviewing the project to help mitigate and resolve threats to delivery

  • Work closely with specific project team(s) to resolve issues

  • Perform subcontractor management

  • Perform change management

  • Support project manager in customer meetings

Qualifications / Experience

  • A degree in computer science, physics, mathematics, or equivalent;

  • 5+ years software project management experience in leading (distributed) development projects with multiple, multi-national subcontractors/partners located at different sites

Essential Skills

  • Understanding of the risks in IT Application development projects and management of such risks;

  • Hands on experience with difficult projects and conflict resolution

  • Experience with management of complex, distributed teams;

  • Experience with sub contractor management;

  • Experience with contract change management;

  • Solid understanding of project management best practices;

  • Excellent planning abilities;

  • Ability to adapt to support projects using a range of delivery methodologies;

  • Good relationship building and influencing skills;

  • Experience in mentoring and coaching junior project managers;

  • Committed to and focused on continuous improvement;

  • Good communication skills and a good command of the English language;

Desirable Skills

  • Appropiate certifications

  • Knowledge of ESA’s ECSS standards or similar software engineering standards;

  • Experience with space engineering standards


Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package including 30 days holiday, generous training possibilities, Telespazio VEGA Deutschland pension scheme is offered to the successful candidate.


In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Furthermore, in view of the nature of the work the company is in, all potential employees will undergo stringent reference and identity checks.


You are looking for a challenging position in a very interesting, international environment? Then you should send your application preferrably online with your availability details and salary expectations.

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