Wanted: IT Projects & Assets Manager

Resource description

IT Assets & Projects Manager

Location: Paris or Brussels
Duration: fixed-term employment
Start date: 01/01/2024
Working hours: full-time
Contact & application: sebastien.lepy@cresym.eu

In a nutshell

CRESYM’s IT Assets & Projects Manager will have three main missions:

  • Manage the Association’s IT assets;
  • Coordinate IT projects;
  • Support to the Association’s cluster activities.

Our IT Assets & Projects Manager shall comply with CRESYM’s by-laws, internal rules and every relevant internal procedures of the Association. (S)he will report to the General Manager.

… and with more details

CRESYM IT Assets management

Our IT Assets & Projects Manager will be in charge of the Association’s “Assets” & “software development”, i.e.:

  • develop, maintain, manage and populate the Association’s Asset’s infrastructure: especially COLib (models & datasets) and CReDIT (databases & software tools prototypes);
  • manage, promote and maintain every Association’s “Asset” on behalf of their owners (project participants or third-parties’ own development) in COLib & CReDIT, in order to ensure an easy & controlled access of visitors to an as-much-as-possible plug-and-play Asset, and/or hire and manage contractors for the job;
  • as the case may be, develop and ensure any “Service” offered by CRESYM for every Asset (installation set up, training, helpdesk, etc.), and/or hire and manage contractors for the job;
  • be CRESYM’s expert with respect to sound programming and open source standards; promote such standards; train researchers developing qualitative software project results (and more mature projects community members, if any) to match such standards;
  • as the case may be, in collaboration with the Association’s Scientific Advisor, assess the feasibility of, and later organise, the further development of R&D project results, especially as LF Energy projects and be CRESYM’s technical contact vis a vis LF Energy (https://lfenergy.org) ;
  • whenever appropriate, interact with the Association’s Members and promote their own inventions;
  • contribute to the dissemination of Assets (papers, conferences, serious games…) for scientific and non-scientific audiences.

The Association is young and our IT Assets & Projects Manager will shape his/her position.

Project Coordination

As the case may be, our IT Assets & Projects Manager may be assigned one or more IT project(s). For every project (s)he would be assigned to, the Asset Manager will have to:
In the initiation phase,

  • support the interested Members to assess the opportunity of a new project, gather industrial needs (use cases) and supporting literature, clarify goals and methods and draft the Project description; and
  • once the project description is approved by the Projects Committee, liaise with the would-be Participants, identify the required skills, devise and set up the project Workplan (deliverables, tasks, schedule, budget), fostering consensus and engagement.

In the implementation phase (once the Project Agreement is signed):

  • depending on its own workload and assignment in the project, be, or support, the Project Leader;
  • prepare the Project Management Board and Project Supervisory Board meetings;
  • implement their decisions as far as the project management is concerned, and especially update the Workplan and phased budget;
  • contribute to the successful implementation of the project tasks, coordinating and animating the project team, controlling the budget, validating the outputs and checking their adequacy with the project expectations, reporting to the Projects Committee.

At project end:

  • validate the project’s scientific publications (or have them validated by the relevant experts);
  • check the smooth take-over of the deliverables (Assets), their easy accessibility and dissemination.

The position opens with the start of 2 Horizon Europe projects, where the Association is in charge of the long term maintenance of software results; and 2 complementary projects of the Association that the IT Assets & Projects Manager will be responsible for.

Support to corporate activities

Our IT Assets & Projects Manager may contribute to:

  • every Association’s activity related to Assets, Asset infrastructure, open source or IT matters;
    the organisation of Association’s events;
  • the Association’s scientific watch, coordinated by the Scientific Advisor.

Our Project Manager will participate, when appropriate, to external conferences, events, meetings with Members and other Association’s partners.

Your profile

Our IT Assets & Projects Manager should:

  • be excited about new technologies and interested in contributing to fostering research;
  • enjoy developing software for energy-related applications;
  • have a suitable technical or university degree (e.g. in the field of computer science) or else a comparable qualification through professional training;
  • be confident in using Linux & Windows;
  • be open to the use of different programming languages back & front (C, C++, Python, JavaScript, React…);
  • be comfortable with working with git and code review processes;
  • bring experience in interface programming e.g. via RESTful APIs, OpenAPI;
  • like to work in a team as well as independently;
  • be fond of structured work and procedures;
  • speak, write & read English;

and also possibly:

  • have a solid experience of IT administration and IT projects management;
  • master software intellectual property & open source concepts and their implementation;
  • have a past experience with a transmission system operator for electricity or gas.


About us

CRESYM is a less-than-a-year-old, less-than-10 employee non-profit structure.

We are devoted to speed up the energy transition and secure future energy systems operation by
bridging industry & academia together (our Members);
catalysing the set up, and running R&D projects with opensource outcomes (our Projects);
promoting R&D results and/or organising their industrialisation (our Assets);
helping skilled engineers/scientists and recruiting energy operators to match together (our “DoNets”);

Our employees enjoy a motivating and innovative environment with varied work areas, that they can actively help to shape, and flexible HR procedures to propose a good work-life balance.

We are committed to protect privacy and promote diversity & gender equality.

Credit: the cool “wanted” picture is by Rochak Shukla on Freepik