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Technical Project Manager (# of pos: 3)

With a team of researchers you make technological breakthroughs happen in manufacturing industry.

Take technical lead of innovative projects and ensure industry relevance.

As a Technical Project Manager you steer the execution of projects.

With a high level view, you

  • Take the technical lead and encourage the researchers of several Flanders Make Core Labs to look for new solutions;
  • Build a collective ambition with all stakeholders for the determined project; relevant user groups (Automotive and Machine Building Companies), and knowledge partners (Research Labs at Partner Universities);
  • Drive for an excellent execution and lead the project team;
  • Ensure that project results are relevant for industry and excellent (scientific).
  • In infrastructure projects you also build up research infrastructure.

    “As a Technical Project Manager, you spend time discussing and challenging people. In the project I get really enthusiastic when we are trying different things. I learned never to make conclusions in a premature phase. … I give input to challenge researchers and make sure we are looking beyond the current possibilities.” (Abdel, Technical Project Manager since 2012 @ Flanders Make)

    Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVEL Engineering: Master Degree or equivalent
  • Skills/Qualifications


    You have

  • A PhD or Master’s degree in a relevant technical domain;
  • At least 5 to 10 years of relevant experience in research and/or on innovative product or production technologies in an academic or industrial context;
  • Project management skills;
  • The ability to build sustainable relations with different stakeholders;
  • Coaching skills for knowledge workers;
  • Organizational Sensitivity;
  • Good communication skills and flexibility, depending on different team constellations.
  • “ Working together with so many partners (private and academic) keeps your scope quite open . My territory is never narrowed down to one specific technical detail. Before Flanders Make I had some management experience for a supplier to the automotive industry. My knowledge background is electro-mechanical and mechatronics. Today one of my projects is totally out of my own field of expertise , it is about additive manufacturing processes.” (Chris, Technical Project Manager since 2016 @ Flanders Make) Read more

    Technical Project Manager (# of pos: 3)

    Flanders Make, Brussels
    Project Manager, Technical Project Manager
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