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(Senior) Manager, Project Management Office

Requisition Number:  16115
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU

About us: It’s a great time to be part of the SES team

We are the world’s leading satellite operator with over 70 satellites in two different orbits, Geostationary Orbit (GEO) and Medium Earth Orbit (MEO). We provide a diverse range of customers with global video distribution and data connectivity services through two business units: SES Video and SES Networks. Our global team works collaboratively to make a significant, and often life-changing difference in the world. As part of our team, you will play an integral part in delivering on our vision. At SES, we connect and enable broadcast, telecom, corporate and government customers, and enrich the lives of billions of people worldwide.




SES is looking for a senior PMO manager, who will be responsible for the management of the project and program managers team, the execution of Techcom projects and programs and for setting and maintaining project management standards throughout the organization. They will oversee the creation of procedures and best practices that will help projects to execute smoothly, complete on time and budget and result in quality deliverables. The new team member will contribute to the identification of opportunities and proposal preparation as well as to contract negotiation. With the support of the team, they will take ownership of the contractual delivery of projects and programs.


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Extended Job Description:




Our future colleague will build and lead a team of project and program managers with the responsibility to manage various series of projects simultaneously and in a coordinated way. More specifically, they will: 

    • Lead and manage project teams: plan, organise and assigns tasks and duties within the team and along the requirements (engineering, QA/PA, CADM, Legal…)
    • Coordinate all internal and external resources
    • Prepare and negotiate amendments


  • Create, maintain and adapt project management processes and tools according to the best practices and international recognized standards
  • Build up relationships with customers along contractual requirements through the various project realization phases
  • Support the yearly preparation of company budgets and coordinate the setup of budgets, procurements, developments, integrations, installations, and handovers
  • Develop program assessment protocols for evaluation and improvement
  • Work closely with project sponsors, cross-functional teams, and assigned project managers to plan and develop project scope, deliverables, required resources, work plan, budget and timing
  • Manage program and project teams for optimal return-on-investment, coordinate and delegate cross-project initiatives
  • Analyze, evaluate, and overcome program risks




  • Ability to lead cross-functional project teams and to integrate individual duties towards successful realizations
  • Exceptional leadership, time management, facilitation, and organizational skills
  • Excellent analytical sense and ability to synthesize
  • Strong coordination and priority setting abilities
  • Proven experience in anticipating, managing and mitigating risks
  • Innovative spirit, business minded and self-starting qualities
  • Proactive approach towards existing and potential customers




  • Master’s Degree in RF, Electronics, Microwave, Telecommunications Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum 10 years of applicable working experience related to end-to-end project/program management preferably confirmed by a PMI (or similar) certification
  • Minimum 10 years of applicable experience in managing multi-functional teams in the space and/or telecom industry and involving multiple external parties (suppliers, contractors, subcontractors)
  • Experience in managing programs/project with European Space Agency (ESA) and European Commission (EC)
  • Proven proposal writing experience



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