Project Manager - Ypto

Brussel, Brussels BE

As a Project Manager you are part of our Project Delivery Office. You are responsible for one or several projects from a to z, meaning that you manage the delivery of the projects assigned to you in terms of scope, time, budget and quality. Our projects are situated within the domains application development, IT infrastructure, ERP and corporate services or more general.

What do we expect from you?

  • Project Preparation
    • Manage the creation of the first estimates on resources and cost needs
    • Supervise the preliminary study and shape the start-up of the project
    • Manage the establishment and validation of the detailed scope, planning and budget in close collaboration with the client (SNCB) and our IT teams
    • Draft and follow up the project plan and ensure that the necessary documentation is created
    • Assure compliance with Legal Obligations (like GDPR, Security, …)
    • Mapping and taking into account the internal and external dependencies
  • Project Organisation
    • Manage the project team
    • Assure a correct stakeholder management in order to provide optimal business satisfaction
    • Connect and collaborate with the client, IT Business Relationship Partners, IT Architects and the delivery teams, as well as with our external sourcing partner TCS and various suppliers
    • Act as a central point of contact for all questions regarding the projects assigned to you
    • Orchestrate activities between different IT and business roles (architecture, analysts, delivery managers, business)
    • Monitor the project budget and estimates
    • Identify, manage and mitigate issues and risks, coordinate towards solutions in close collaboration with the project team and / or the IT supplier and escalate before it's too late
    • Organise / set up and lead the project status and steering groups
    • Manage scope changes and their financial and timing consequences
    • Ensure the timely delivery of all activities that fall under the responsibility of the project
    • Define and agree on communication, training and handover towards the involved internal client
  • Reporting & Quality Control
    • Conduct internal quality controls to guarantee the quality of the deliverables
    • Master, follow-up and report the status/progress of the project in terms of scope, budget and capacity
    • Run intermediate project reviews and determine improvement sessions
    • Identify risks, coordinate towards solutions and escalate before it’s too late


As a Project Leader, you will demonstrate and promote our company values, known as PRO'S: 

Professionalism, Respect, Openness to entrepreneurship, Sense of collaboration. Moreover, we expect you to have fun in your function and bring your expertise together with your drive along, to strengthen our teams.

We are looking for an awesome project leader with the following experience and/or competencies:

  • You have a positive and constructive approach, both as a team player as well as in supporting the positive image of Ypto
  • You are a clear communicator upstream and downstream, separate core information from details and define concise messages
  • You are able to negotiate with different levels in the company, to close discussions to derive conclusions and to handle conflicts
  • You have preferably between 5-10 years of relevant experience as a Project Manager and/or Program Manager within a technical/IT environment with the delivery of medium or large projects projects in terms of scope, time, budget and quality
  • You have knowledge of Project Management methodologies, preferably PM² and/or PMBOK
  • You have a very good written and oral knowledge of English, French and Dutch
  • Experience with Prince2 and PMI is welcome too
  • Knowledge of SAFe (Essentials) and Agile is considered an asset
  • You understand IT application development life cycle management and it's underlying architectural and infrastructure components
  • You preferably hold a university degree in ICT or electronics, or equivalent through experience.
  • Relevant experience in one of the following domains:
    • Application development (web, mobile)
    • ERP (SAP) and corporate Services
    • IT Infrastructure
  • Experience in RFP within Public Sector will also be considered as an additional asset