Project Portfolio Management Support (17-13-071)

Job Description

We are looking for Support Project Managers for our client EUMETSAT. You will support the portfolio of projects and major activities (either as contributions to new development Programmes or as operational Upgrade Projects).  Your tasks will include:

  • Preparing dedicated Project breakdown structure and derive the associated Project Management Plan (PMP) which shall describe:
    • Project development logic (Project lifecycle) including the interrelation with its related Programme and/or with other Upgrade Projects.
    • Project Phases and planning, including the definition of the objectives for the major Project Reviews.
    • Management processes to be implemented during the Project lifecycle.
    • Product tree.
    • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and associated Work Package (WP) descriptions, including the estimated effort required to perform the WP when applicable.
  • Resources (human and non-human) allocated to on-going Projects.
  • Key Performance Indicators used to monitor and control the progress of on-going Projects.
  • Project schedule up to hand over to the related Programmes (still in Phase C/D) or to the Operational Readiness Review of Upgrade Projects, including the identification of the Critical Path and schedule indicators. 
  • Updating/maintaining the PMPs for ongoing Projects during their lifecycle.
  • Maintaining a Critical Item List and an Action Item List during the Project lifecycle.
  • Managing Project risks and associated mitigation actions.
  • Preparation of synthetic progress reports for internal and external purposes.
  • Preparation of presentations for internal and external purposes, attending the relevant Project progress meetings and documenting and tracking the decisions and actions discussed and agreed.
  • Preparation and the execution of Project, including system engineering life cycle and processes definitions, Project Reviews from a management standpoint, as well as the organization of dedicated key checkpoints.
  • Maintenance of the Project Schedule.


Required Skills and Experience

  • A University degree in a relevant discipline.
  • At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in:
    • Project Management disciplines (e.g. risk management, action control, reporting, planning), ideally with a PMP certification.
    • Development life cycle system engineering.
  • Sound knowledge of related QA processes and procedures, preferably ISO9001.
  • Good office computing skills with a familiarity with Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Good interpersonal skills,
  • Experience and capability to fulfil the assigned tasks with the minimum of supervision.

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Experience of working on a collaborative and multidisciplinary environment.

Work Location

Darmstadt, Germany


Start of Work: November 2017

Application Deadline: 04 September 2017

Important Notes

Before applying to this position, please read the page How to Apply.
Applicants must be EU citizens or have a valid work and residence permit in Germany.
Security, identity and reference checks on the candidates are part of the recruitment process.

Job Application

Please send your applications electronically to before the application deadline 04 September 2017.