Project Manager R&D

Rhode-Saint-GenèseIRecherche et développement

Description de fonction



Is part of the Project Office under the direction of the Chief Project Management Officer and reports to a Research Manager
For his/her project activities, reports to one or more Research Manager(s).
Collaborates with Research Experts & Professors for his/her scientific/technical activities and with one or more Head of Research Expertise Groups when supporting Research Expertise groups on prospective or dissemination activities

To take full responsibility of one or more research projects assigned to him/her from project kick-off to close-out in order to ensure that each project is executed as planned and reaches the scope/cost/planning/deliverables targets agreed on with all stakeholders
To manage full proposal cycles that are allocated to him/her under the supervision of the Research Managers
To remain active in research by technically supporting proposals and executing project work packages in his/her research fields. Can also directly supervise research activities when he/she has the required expertise
To contribute to the development of one or more Research Expertise Group(s) by keeping his/her expertise up to date and by growing his/her research network in order to gather new proposal opportunities in accordance with the research roadmaps of each Research Expertise Group




Project Management 


  • Prepares and manages the internal commitment reviews/kick-offs in order to align the organisation with the project objectives in terms of scope, deliverables, budget, planning, resources and risks
  • Sets up and follows up closely key project components (scope, deliverables, budget, planning, resources, risks) with the use of the centralized internal tools and management of the required action plans in case of performance degradation
  • Maintains the project expected workload plan and participation in monthly resource management meetings when required
  • Manages internal/external team(s) following the project requirements including the tracking and validation of the internal project timesheets on a weekly basis
  • Coaches the research engineers in terms of project management good practices in order to bring them to the next level
  • Approves the participation of ST, RM, Msc or PhD students assigned to project tasks under his/her supervision or under supervision of a project team member (e.g. research Engineer)
  • Solves daily problems and escalates towards the Research Manager(s) when needed
  • Supervises the purchase cycles related to direct project costs
  • Represents the project towards all internal and external stakeholders
  • Reports weekly and monthly project to the respective Research Managers and participation to the monthly project reviews
  • At the end of each project, maintains the Lessons Learned register and organizes a close-out meeting to update the organization on the project outcomes and lessons


Proposal Management


  • In collaboration with the Head of Research Expertise Groups and under the supervision of the Research Managers, supervises and coordinates the writing of proposals in accordance with the internal gate procedures
  • Participates in the negotiation phase of his/her proposals up to contract signature
  • Reports weekly on the status of his/her proposals to the respective Research Manager
  • Uses his/her network to identify and secure some new proposal opportunities in accordance with the Head of Research Expertise Group


Research Execution & Supervision


  • Supports the writing of proposals related to his/her technical area of expertise
  • Contributes actively to the research workpackages of his/her project(s) either as executive or as supervisor offering his scientific and technical competences when relevant
  • Actively looks for patentable technologies or inventions by his/her team members. Takes initiative towards protecting IP if required by bringing this to the attention of Research Manager(s) and Head of Research Expertise Groups
  • Collaborates with the project Senior Research Engineers within his/her project(s) and the Research Experts or Professors for the execution of his/her proposals/projects on a day-to-day basis but also during the proposal gates & project reviews. Can take autonomous technical decisions when he/she has the required expertise and act as a project Senior Research Engineer
  • Contributes to one or more Research Expertise Group(s) where his/her expertise and network can be used to investigate/secure new research opportunities
  • Advises directly or together with other project members, students (ST,RM,MSc,PhDs) working closely on the subjects of his technical/research project assignments
  • MSc in fluid dynamics with excellent academic credentials
  • At least 5 years of research and development experience with demonstrated results
  • Knowledge of Project Management fundamentals with at least two years of Project Management experience with demonstrated results
  • Knowledge of Proposal Management fundamentals with at least two years of experience in managing and submitting successful proposals
  • Good organizational skills (time management, priorities management) and problem solving capabilities
  • Strong leadership skills to motivate project teams until project completion
  • Extensive professional network in his domain of knowledge
  • Good written & oral communication skills in technical English
  • Passive knowledge of Dutch or French
Descriptif de l’organisation et du département

Select Projects is part of an international full-service Human Resources organization: Select HR. Select Projects specializes in offering solutions through projectsourcing. From our offices in Belgium, the Netherlands and Dubai, we provide support to companies who need experienced specialists / project staff in several areas. We distinguish ourselves by our good follow-up and service to all our customers and our employees.


All our employees get an attractive salary package with interesting fringe benefits. A company car, meal vouchers, group insurance and mobile phone subscription are possible. We ensure that you end up in a pleasant working environment with nice colleagues and opportunities to develop and further develop. Together with you, we map out a training course tailored to your future plans and needs.

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Jerome Segers Business Unit Manager Wallonië Select Mont-Saint-Guibert +32 473 20 73 32
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