Project Portfolio Management Support Engineer (m/f)



Project Management support service to the portfolio of projects and major activities (either as contributions to new development Programmes or as operational Upgrade Projects) within the TSS Department.

Required Start Date




Submission Deadline

04th September 2017


EUMETSAT - Darmstadt/Germany

Technical Requirements


LSE Space is looking for an experienced Engineer (m/f) in order to fulfill the duty of: 

Project Portfolio Management Support

for our customer EUMETSAT in Darmstadt/Germany.


The primary responsibilities of this role will be: 

Support Project Managers in the following tasks:

1) preparing dedicated Project breakdown structure and derive the associated Project Management Plan (PMP). The PMP shall describe:

  • The Project development logic (Project lifecycle) including the interrelation with its related Programme and/or with other Upgrade Projects
  • The Project Phases and planning, including the definition of the objectives for the major Project Reviews
  • The management processes to be implemented during the Project lifecycle
  • The product tree
  • The Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) and associated Work Package (WP) descriptions, including the estimated effort required to perform the WP when applicable
  • The resources (human and non-human) allocated to on-going Projects
  • The Key Performance Indicators used to monitor and control the progress of on-going Projects
  • The 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

The PMP will rely on the existing TSS management arrangements, guidelines and processes, the inputs provided by the EUMETSAT Directory of Instructions and the lessons learnt drawn from previous implementations.

2) updating/maintaining the PMPs for ongoing Projects during their lifecycle.

3) maintaining a Critical Item List and an Action Item List during the Project lifecycle.

4) in managing Project risks and associated mitigation actions

5) the preparation of synthetic progress reports for internal and external purposes

6) the 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

7) the 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.

8) The maintenance of the Project Schedule


Academic Requirements

A University degree in engineering, physics, or software domains is required.

Specific Requirements


  • 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.

Should preferably have experience of working on a collaborative and multi-disciplinary environment.

Perfect command of English, verbal and written. The working language for the position is English and therefore the Key Person must be able to work effectively in this language.

Knowledge of French would be an asset.


Background information


A permanent employment contract.

Competitive salary plus a comprehensive benefits package.

Career path.



In line with Asylum & Immigration Legislation, all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the EU. Documented evidence of eligibility will be required from candidates as part of the recruitment process. 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 send your application (including CV and cover letter) not later than 04th September 2017 to:

Andrée Scherschel (

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