Experienced Project Leader for Security Projects

The Contraste Europe Group builds strong relations with its clients. It offers a range of IT services such as: Advisory, Solutions, Applications and Infrastructure. The Group’s sector focus is with finance, utilities, public institutions and non-commercial organisations. We are operating on three countries located in Belgium, Luxemburg and France.

For one of our major clients in the financial sector, we are looking for an Experienced Project Leader for Security Projects.

Category

Infrastructure Services

Function

Consultant (Specialist)
Project Coordinator
Project Manager

Language(s)

Dutch
English
French

Reference

190902/0812

Location

Brussels - Belgium

We offer

  • A challenging position in a fast growing company with an international presence.
  • A stimulating working environment with a really good team spirit maintained by lots of internal events (teambuilding, ...).
  • A dynamic culture focused on personal development.
  • A wide range of training and career development opportunities.

Your profile

  • You already have 5+ years of proven Project Management experience in an IT delivery  / Security environment
  • You are experienced in managing end to end several projects in parallel with size varying from 300 to 3,000 man-days.
  • You have demonstrated through your career strong leadership skills with the ability as well to adapt your style according to the context and the different project stakeholders.
  • These projects were managed according to at least one of the industry standard methodologies like Waterfall, PMI or Prince2. The Knowledge of Scrum methodology would be an added value.
  • Your responsibilities encompassed the different aspects of these ones (Planning, Budgets, Risks & Issues, Resources management ). Previous experience of outsourced projects management is a plus.
  • You naturally have strong negotiation and conflict management skills and you are able to influence different levels of management towards your projects targets.
  • You are fluent in English and have excellent communication skills (listening, writing, and presenting) at all levels, from staff members to senior management level.
  • You have a natural affinity with the technical domains and experienced at least 3 of them in your past experience (e.g. Network LAN/WAN, Cyber-Security, Windows, Unix/Linux, Mainframe or Tandem). This allows you to understand the IT infrastructures & architectures in a complex environment and to synthesize the situation in an understandable way for different audiences.

Your role

As a global critical financial infrastructure, the protection of our company’s information and assets is fundamental to the company’s business. Security is at the core of our services, firmly embedded in the management systems and processes of the company. You will be joining our Group Security & Business Resilience (GSBR) in charge of putting in place the required controls to adequately and effectively protect our information assets.

Your main responsibilities:

  • Build the business case with the help of the project Sponsors
  • Define the benefits, scope, timing and budget of the project
  • Deliver the project scope on time, on budget and with the expected quality
  • Ensure quality of deliverables and delivered services through a structured project management approach (project planning tools, project reporting, project management methodology, project risks management, etc)
  • Collaborate with teams across various divisions and entities (e.g. French and UK colleagues)
  • Coordinate all parties involved in the project: both inside the organization (Corporate Technology, Applications Development, Operations, Commercial, Risk, Audit, etc) and externally (for example IT suppliers or clients)
  • Maintain compliance with architecture principles and recommendations
  • Hand over the finalized project to the maintenance and operational teams
  • On top of the delivery of the projects, you will also contribute to the team initiatives to ensure year-to-year cost reduction of running similar projects or improving the knowledge of the team by sharing your own experience.