Project Manager Electrotechnology & ICT with related understanding of European legislation and policies

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Permanent position for curious candidates interested in the vast world of technical topics, passionate about understanding the archaeology of a problem and energised by overcoming the differences between parties, moderating a dialogue and building the consensus on complex technical topics reconciling diverging interests.

Standardization is all around us. Ensuring a safer world for citizens, responding to the needs of industry, meeting consumer expectations and contributing to the consolidation of the European Single Market.

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Cen Cenelec is a business catalyst in European industries and consumers. Our mission is to foster the European economy in global trading, the welfare of European citizens and the environment. We employ 94 people, have 43 members (countries, experts from various industries, etc).


  • This position will report directly to Team Account Manager.
  • He/she will be in charge of Technical Committees in the field of ICT, with a strong perspective in Industrial applications, thus supporting the development of relevant documents, interacting with CEN and CENELEC Members’ representatives and experts from different backgrounds and industries.
  • Furthermore he/she will interface with the European Commission for the topics under their responsibilities and represent CEN and CENELEC in relevant meetings whenever required.

The five main areas of activities are the following.

1. Standardization Rules Advisor

  • Enforces the correct implementation of the CEN and CENELEC rules for drafting standards by:

- raising awareness and encourage their application,

- leading training and webinars on the rules and new developments in the standards development process,

- advising on the procedural aspects including sectoral guidance documents

  • Performs quality assessments of CEN and CENELEC Harmonised Standards based on predefined criteria and timeline in coordination with the Harmonised Standards Team.
  • Proposes solutions to diverse issues (incl. recommendations to relevant governing bodies) so as to progress projects:
  • analysing the background of the case,
  • fact finding and
  • cross-checking sources.
  • Keeps abreast of the technical and regulatory activities to support the Technical Bodies in their sectors.

2. Sectoral Representative

  • Represents CEN and CENELEC interests in meetings as an ambassador dealing with sectoral topics in the assigned portfolio to facilitate discussions and engage with stakeholders;
  • Develops essential relationships with key internal and external stakeholders (colleagues, members and partner organizations of CEN and CENELEC, Technical Committees, standardization organisations at regional and global level and European institutions …);
  • Prepares position papers and briefings to profile standardization in the sector.
  • Prepares communication materials: articles, videos, podcasts, etc.
  • Single point of contact for the sector:
    1. Creating connections between the different roles and activities provided by CCMC for data management, editorial processes, review of deliverables, RTD coordination, finance and IT projects.
    2. Answer external questions on various aspects: standardization processes and standardization supporting conformity assessment procedure, standards content, commercial aspects, conditions to become liaison organization, etc.

3. Continuous Improvement Leader

  • Examines and questions the existing rules, procedures and best practices proactively suggesting solutions for improvement;
  • Contributes to the digital transformation of the standards development process: assessing IT applications, designing business requirements, acting as a product owner for specific projects, etc.

4. Administration

  • Acts as Secretary for CEN and CENELEC advisory groups of governance bodies: Standardization Request Ad-Hoc Group, BT working groups, …
  • Actively contributes to maintaining data quality and reliability (including data entry);
  • Gathers and coordinates all elements necessary for documenting grant applications for sectorial projects.

5. Other responsibilities

  • Bringing potential issues to the attention of one’s superior;
  • Maintaining up-to-date information flow and knowledge on organizational activities and ongoing projects;
  • Supporting the update of the Quality Management System for the relevant documentation (procedures, user manuals, forms, etc.);
  • Being actively involved in the development of improvement schemes to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

What will your work life look like with your team and your manager?

  • You will report directly to Team Account Manager.
  • You will be part of a team of 5 project managers Electrotechnology and ICT

They appreciate collaborating together within a multicultural group in a vibrant environment, which contributes to positive mindset of all.


  • Master’s degree in engineering, business administration or equivalent.
  • General technical knowledge of Electrotechnology and/or ICT is a plus
  • Relevant professional experience in the EU environment is a plus.
  • Awareness of EU institutions and regulatory processes or willingness to learn about them.
  • Very good spoken and written English.
  • Ability to work against tight deadlines, being structured and organized.
  • A high capability for prioritization and flexibility, adapting to urgencies,
  • Ability to understand and act according to standardization rules,
  • Interest to follow the political, legislative and technical developments related to Electrotechnology and ICT;
  • Ability to juggle between political and strategic exchanges and more technical discussions,
  • Ability to present complex matters in a clear and concise way,
  • Ability to undertake related administrative tasks.

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  • My client offers a permanent Belgian contract (no freelance contract allowed) within a company that truly means an added value to European stakeholders.
  • You will get the chance to work into a multicultural environment in a modern and comfortable working space enabling the employees to feel at home while having moments to concentrate in coworking space or silent rooms or chat in cozy coffee meeting rooms, in our spacious and leafy terrace or in our restaurant while enjoying a free bowl of healthy cereals.
  • The company employs people with responsible skills who are accountable, open to changes, able to get information and spread the information and at least able to take decisions.
  • The opportunity to develop your skills in an international environment at the heart of Brussels.
  • An attractive and competitive salary package with numerous extra-legal benefits.

Triggered by a highly intellectual environment driven by innovation and competitiveness?

Then apply by sending your resumé in English to


Placed on:Wed 7 February 2024
Location: Brussels, hybrid


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at the number: 0490/440.751
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