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Project Manager

Requisition Number:  14611
Contract Type:  Permanent

Betzdorf, LU


Within SES TechCom, you will contribute to achieve yearly organization objectives derived from a long-term business plan built on revenue growth and profitability. You will either be involved as a team member or responsible for supporting the preparation of proposals answering Invitation To Tenders (ITTs) on projects as well as services. When the project is contracted, you will be responsible during project lifetime for programmatic aspects, budget, contractual obligations, management of the various internal/external resources and suppliers in an integrated approach towards the Customer(s) and along the scope defined.


Extended Job Description:


  • Support the attraction of contracts by participating to the various Request for Proposal (RFP) phases like proposal preparations, proposal submissions, proposal and contract negotiations
  • Be responsible for the successful delivery of projects in the domains of current and planned Techcom technology and service developments, such as quantum communication infrastructure, navigation, emergency response, GOVSATCOM, 5G, ground infrastructure for satellite communications systems and other.
  • Manage projects which includes:
    • Coordination of all internal and external resources
    • Preparation and negotiation of contract amendments
    • Leading and managing project teams: plan, organise and assigns tasks and duties within the project team and along the requirements (Engineering, QA/PA, CADM, Legal…)
  • Build up relationships with customers along contractual requirements through the various project realization phases
  • Report to Line Management and coordinate with other functions (Engineering, Project Control, Commercial, Legal, Finance) for the transparent and effective realization of assigned projects
  • Enforce within the team the usage of professional project management tools as appropriated to plan, report and document project progress and budget evolution
  • Coordinate the setup and manage budgets, procurements, integrations, installations and handovers
  • Support the yearly preparation of company operational expense (OPEX) budgets
  • Promote SES products and services in the satellite industry and related markets, contribute to scientific papers
  • Contribute or manage the set-up of cost/pricing templates in the frame of proposal preparation works
  • Assess and suggest improvement of processes and tools used for the project/program management.
  • Travel as required for promotion and project realization purposes



  • Ability to lead cross-functional project teams and to integrate individual duties towards successful realizations
  • Excellent internal and external communication skills as well as team-spirit
  • 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
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to set priorities, work under tight deadlines



  • Master’s degree or higher in RF, Electronics, Telecommunications Engineering, Information Technology or equivalent
  • Minimum 7 years working experience in engineering and implementing telecommunications systems
  • Proven project management experience of minimum 4 years, not necessarily sequential with the engineering experience, preferably confirmed by a PMI certification
  • Experience of having worked with institutional, defense and international organizations would be considered as an asset
  • Skilled in the daily usage of office and project management software (MS Outlook, MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Project…)
  • Expertise in the following fields is considered a strong asset
  • Knowledge of ECSS standards and ESA project lifecycle



  • Fluency in English; any other language is considered as an asset
  • NATO/EU SECRET clearances are considered a strong asset. Candidate must be willing to undergo a security clearance procedure as this position might require holding security clearance.
  • Willingness to travel internationally




  • Flexible working policy
  • Bonus and equity plans
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits plans
  • A range of wellness activities and employee assistance programmes (varies by location)
  • An employer that values all aspects of Diversity and respects every individual’s story




SES is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to workplace diversity & inclusion. We do not discriminate on the basis on race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability, or other characteristic protected by local, state, or federal law.

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