Project Manager in Sustainable Digital Transformation of Industries
University of Luxemburg
Luxembourg

 

Project Manager in “Sustainable Digital Transformation of Industries” area

Contract Type:

Permanent
About the SnT...

The University of Luxembourg seeks to hire a Project Manager at its Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT). SnT is carrying out interdisciplinary research and innovations in secure, reliable and trustworthy ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners. SnT has developed a broad and effective partnership program, currently composed of 65 industrial and institutional partners located in Luxembourg and in Europe. SnT is active in several international research projects funded by the Fonds National de la Recherche (FNR), Horizon 2020 program, the European Space Agency and the European Defense Agency. For further information please see: www.securityandtrust.lu

The Project Manager will support the Principal Investigator during the implementation of the project ATLAS - Autonomous Systems for Land, Air and Space, supported by FNR's prestigious Industrial Partnership Block Grant (IPBG) scheme, one of Luxembourg’s largest programmes for collaborative industrial research.

The aim of this project is to create a long-term, open, and collaborative research programme to support the Luxembourgish economy in developing autonomous intelligent systems. This effort is tightly coupled with the development of space activities through the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) and the availability of a High-Performance Computing (HPC) platform required to train advanced AI systems. In parallel, the project will address important questions around cybersecurity of critical autonomous systems to ensure reliability and robustness against attacks. The project will support nine research projects, each run by a PhD student who will be immersed in both the industrial setting of the respective partner and the academic environment of SnT, with a strong collaboration between all parties involved.

In addition, the Project Manager will support large-scale research initiatives linked to the SnT strategic research area of Sustainable Digital Transformation of Industries.

We’re looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you’ve come to the right place!

Your Role...

Main responsibilities:

  • Support the Principal Investigator in charge of ATLAS in the day-to-day management of the project with a high degree of autonomy
  • Keep an overview of all ongoing activities in coordination with relevant stakeholders (e.g., Principal Investigator, researchers, internal clients)
  • Follow up on the project plan that includes hiring, resourcing, planning, risk mitigation, quality control and organisational requirements
  • Draw up periodic and ad hoc reports for decision-making committees and/or Principal Investigator
  • Organise regular project meetings at all levels of the governance structure
  • Follow-up on project deliverables and progress on milestones including critical path and risk management
  • Adjust project planning in cooperation with the Principal Investigator
  • Provide key performance indicators (budget, publication, etc.)
  • Contribute to communication regarding the project and its milestones in liaison with the communication Team
  • Act as an interface in all internal and external stakeholder relationship management activities by contributing to the development and maintenance of ATLAS network
  • Ensure that the network is informed and encourages the connection between the stakeholders
  • Prepare and contribute to reporting and closing activities such as compiling and providing reports, ensuring feedback to external and internal stakeholders
  • Contribute to the improvement of templates, reports, project organisation and project management systems
  • Contribute to overall activities related in general to Strategic Area of Sustainable Digital Transformation of Industries
Your Profile...
  • PhD Degree in Computer Science or similar is an advantage
  • Previous work experience in sector related to digital transformation systems would be an asset
  • Proven work experience in project/programme management, project management certifications (PMP, Prince2, Six Sigma, Scrum, etc.) is an advantage
  • Previous experience in academia and research environment would be appreciated
  • High degree of autonomy in the implementation of the project
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills with proven ability to adapt to new situations and develop creative solutions in complex, multicultural and multi-stakeholder environments
  • Excellent project management skills, and a proven record of successfully managing and completing all aspects of large, complex and organisational-wide projects including implementation and change management
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to negotiate, consult, influence and build consensus at a number of levels
  • Fluent in English (oral and written). Knowledge of French, German and/or Luxembourgish would be appreciated
Here’s what awaits you at SnT...
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 55 industry partners
  • Be part of a multicultural family. At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more

Find out more about us!

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter

All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by Email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

General information:

  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location: Kirchberg
  • Internal Title: Project manager
  • Job Reference: UOL06498
About the University of Luxembourg...

University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.


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