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We are looking for a Head of Project Management Office and Quality to join our dynamic EU Agency. The successful candidate will be a member of the Agency’s Executive team and will lead the department responsible for project management office, project control, cost engineering, project budgeting and cost management, project risk management, product and quality assurance, configuration, documentation and assets management, as well as providing support to various reviews. In addition, the department ensures that harmonised project management standards and practices are used across the organisation.

The Head of Project Management Office and Quality will report to the Chief Operating Officer and will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development of the Agency as a whole and to the elaboration and implementation of its strategy;
  • Lead and manage a multi-site department by building and developing the team, defining priorities, promoting growth and engagement of staff;
  • Ensure the well-functioning of programmes/projects across all the activities of the Agency, including the build-up of transversal processes and practices and their implementation;
  • Develop and maintain relevant processes and tools, ensuring the coherency for project management activities and providing optimal support to the Agency with an emphasis on resources utilisation, and sound financial, technical and programmatic management;
  • Lead interactions with both internal and external stakeholders (European Commission, European Space Agency and industry) in the areas of responsibility of the Project Management Office and Quality Department, across the different activities;
  • Ensure industry compliance with established formal requirements for management, costs, schedule, risk-reporting and assets management;
  • Contribute to the risk management function by coordinating the identification and documentation of Programmatic risks, their impacts and proposing appropriate mitigation actions;
  • Liaise with other EUSPA departments, notably in the area of Administration, to ensure the execution of related corporate tasks, such as planning, reporting, administration, financial & budget management, risk management;
  • Represent the Agency with external stakeholders for Project Management Office and Quality related matters, and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders;
  • Take on additional tasks as required in the interest of the service.

Note: Duties may evolve according to development of the Agency’s structure and activities, and management decisions.

The current vacancy aims to fill 1 (one) post and establish a reserve list.

A comprehensive description of the selection process is available here.

Indicative date for the interview and written test: March/April 2023. The date might be modified depending on the availability of the Selection Board members.

In addition, candidates proposed to be placed on the reserve list will be invited to an assessment centre, run by external consultants, prior to the interview with the Appointing Authority.

Candidates are strictly forbidden to make any contact with the Selection Board members, either directly or indirectly. Any infringement of this rule will lead to disqualification from the selection procedure.

Any questions regarding the selection procedure should be addressed only to:

In addition, candidates having any personal relationship within the EUSPA have the possibility to declare such situation to


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About The Job

Prague , Czechia
Contract type:
Full Time
5-10 Years
Project Management Office and Quality
Start Date:
Starts 01 MAY 2023

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