Project Management Assistant (PMA)

Brightsight is a project organization with over 500 security evaluation projects per year for over 100 customers. Project effort range from a week to several years with a duration normally between a month and a year. Each projects is managed by one of our dedicated project managers (PM). A project manager typically runs 10-20 projects in parallel. A Lead Evaluator is assigned to each project and is delegated responsible for the quality of the evaluation results in the project.

The Project Management Assistant (PMA) is a new function in Brightsight. A PMA is responsible for managing small and low risk projects (approx. 80% of your time) and for supporting other PMs (approx. 20% of your time) with e.g. resource planning and evidence registration system. Besides these activities, the PMA can be assigned for other support activities for (Senior) PMs, e.g. act as a deputy PM during absence.

Because it is a new position, there is more than enough room to give your own position more content and we expect that you, as a PMA professional, will come forward with good proposals. 

As a PMA, you are responsible for 
  • planning and arranging workshops, training and small support ordered by customers
  • managing multiple small low risk projects (< 50 hours effort) in parallel across all four departments in Brightsight including:
  • contract, scope, hour budget, deliverables and planning 
  • coordination with customer and Lead Evaluator
  • identifying project issues and exceptions
  • reporting weekly on the progress and the forecast of projects to the internal customer
  • administration of access control of project members for the project files
  • a part of resource management of project members

The PMA will be part of the PM Group and will report directly to the Group Manager of the Project Managers.

We ask:
  • 2+ years of PMA experience
  • Minimal Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Experience managing projects with multiple work streams and partners
  • Demonstrated experience managing to budgets and project control standards
  • Prince2 or equivalent project management qualifications or will be required within 12 months of joining the team
  • English language skills are essential, an additional language would be an advantage
  • Strong personality and persistent with enough flexibility to get things done 
  • Strong communication skills and good in maintaining good relations with internal and external contacts
  • Strong developed skills to understand complex situations well
  • Positive attitude and enthusiasm

We offer:
  • Work which is a meaningful and inspiring experience 
  • International environment, both colleagues and customers 
  • We will invest in you, nourish you and value you
  • Collaborating with experienced, knowledgeable, experienced colleagues 
  • A good work / life balance and a culture of respect and being successful
  • Occasional international travel for e.g. customer meetings
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