Project Manager

Job Description

The Project Management Office (PMO) at IRIS provides business management services to support the implementation and delivery of Research and Development projects.

The expertise of IRIS covers mainly the following R&D areas:

  • Optical & Monitoring Technologies: New optical photonics-based technologies and PAT systems for production process optimisation.
  • SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud): Data mining, IOT and cloud technologies towards Industry of the Future.
  • Novel processing: ICT’s as a key enabler for Novel Processing technologies implementation.
  • Sustainable Processing: Digitisation in the Circular and Bio-based Economy.

• Responsible for overall coordination, reporting and quality assurance of projects related to any of the R&D Areas.

  • Main person in having the global vision about the project in terms of Contractual duties: Deliverables, Milestones, Reports and expected results linked to IRIS.
  • Responsible for assembling project plans and R&D teamwork assignments, directing and monitoring work efforts on a daily basis, identifying resource needs, performing quality review; and escalating functional, quality, timeline issues appropriately. Ability to work on their own initiative.
  • To work closely with the main partner organisations involved and provide a communication link between all collaborating organisations, stakeholders and end-users.
  • To ensure compliance with IRIS procedures concerning the management of projects.
  • Monitor and control budget expenditure of the whole project during the project execution.


  • Master Degree level, with a technical engineering or scientific background, related to some of the R&D Areas above.
  • Between 1-3 years of project management experience.
  • Leadership, creative thinking, willing to work in a team, communication and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication skills (written and verbal).
  • Responsibility, flexibility, ability to work under time pressure as well as both in team and independently.
  •  Fluency in English is a must (both written and spoken), advanced level.
  • Willingness to travel

Nice to have

  • Experience and understanding of research-intensive environments. Familiarity with some of the areas of R&D of the company.
  • Experience using ICT Tools and keen on digitatisation.
  • Proven experience in establishing and managing meaningful and productive partner relationships across boundaries between scientific disciplines, academia and industry.

What we offer

  • A unique experience working in an international, dynamic and growing company in Engineering and Science top position at European level.
  • International and highly competitive environment in contact with leading edge technology.
  • Multidisciplinary and multicultural environment.
  • 2 years contract + permanent.
  • Employment contract and competitive compensation package.
  • Flexi-time working hours.
  • Fridays afternoon off