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IT Project Lead @ Departement Omgeving



Purpose of the Position

As a Project Leader, you will be responsible for leading and coordinating an Agile team and ensuring that both functional and technical project elaboration are done correctly. You are strong in people management and project work and know how to execute projects within set deadlines and budgets. In addition, you are able to quickly familiarize yourself with domain specific content and work with product owners and business analysts. You also have the responsibility to coordinate the collaboration between different IT teams and are able to find compromises that optimize the operation of your team and the whole.

You are responsible for the proper organization of your team. You coordinate the definition of the services offered under your management. You guard the correct project definitions and you support your teams to deliver projects according to expectations. 

Tasks and responsibilities

  • Project Analysis: Analyze customer requests and needs to create a concrete project plan
  • Project Definition and Planning: Define and plan the project for a clear project approach
  • Project execution and follow-up: Execute and follow up the project to achieve the desired results
  • People management: Lead and support employees to successfully achieve the project
  • Reporting: Report on project progress and results to management
  • Communication and contacts: Inform, consult and communicate with stakeholders to create broad support
  • Project and knowledge transfer: carry the project to the organization for successful implementation

Technological landscape

  • Open Source
  • Spring 
  • JAVA
  • Atlassian Suite
  • Scrum
  • Nifi 
  • GIS 
  • Linked Open Data


Experience and Background

  • Interest in the social relevance that Department of Environment stands for
  • Interest in environment-related issues
  • Experience in communicating with different stakeholders
  • Organizational skills (taking initiative, bringing structure)
  • Strong communication skills (networker)
  • Team player with a sense of responsibility 


  • Working in a group 
  • Taking ownership
  • Flexible mindset



  • Very good and strong team culture, with different styles/approaches per team
  • Lots of collaboration and communication, providing growth opportunities for individuals
  • Open culture focused on teamwork/collaboration
  • Growth opportunities for all roles, with attention to individuals
  • Socially relevant context and concrete applications
  • Broad range of tasks including contact with users/business and possibility of assignment to specific domain
  • Technologically state of the art, but focus on stable business applications with unified builds
  • Many collaborations with other developers for common building blocks and more, within and outside own domain.

Working via Vlaanderen connect 
As a Project Lead you will be recruited as an employee for an open-ended contract through Vlaanderen connect. This entity is responsible for the recruitment of strategic ICT functions and makes them available to its member-government organizations, such as in this case: Department Environment

In this way, you enjoy the benefits of working for the Flemish Government, but can also count on market-based benefits that are usual for such a position. In addition, you can grow and develop yourself through the enormous potential of challenging positions via Vlaanderen connect in the Flemish government and local administrations.

  • A mobility budget (or company car with fuel card) to cover your transportation needs
  • Meal vouchers worth 7 euros per day, where you only contribute 1.09 euros per day
  • A hospitalization insurance to which you can add your family members
  • Group insurance to protect your future financially
  • A training budget to develop skills and career
  • Possibility to take care of your children during all school vacations at an advantageous rate
  • There is a good work-life balance at Flanders Connect, with a 38-hour work week, 28 days off and additional statutory holidays (11/07, 02/11 and 15/11). Flexible working hours are also offered and the possibility to work from home (max. 3 days/week).


Project Manager

IT Project Lead @ Departement Omgeving

Company, solutions and services

The Environment Department strives for a quality living environment with respect for people, animals and ecosystems. Hereby, environmental-ecological and spatial considerations and development choices are made in the interest of Flemish society, with the aim of achieving a sustainable use of various natural resources in a low-carbon, energy-efficient and climate-intelligent society. The Environment Department strives for a strong link between ecological, social and economic dimensions.

Values of the Department

The Department makes careful environmental, ecological and spatial considerations, and makes development decisions in the interests of Flemish society. It strives for the sustainable use of natural resources, in a society that is low-carbon, energy-efficient and climate-conscious. Moreover, a strong connection between ecological, social and economic aspects is pursued.

Structure of the organization

The Environment Department consists of several departments:

  • Afdeling Beleidsontwikkeling en Juridische Ondersteuning (BJO)
  • Afdeling Dierenwelzijn
  • Afdeling Gebiedsontwikkeling, Omgevingsplanning en -projecten (GOP)
  • Afdeling Handhaving
  • Afdeling Partnerschappen met Besturen en Maatschappij (PBM)
  • Afdeling Vlaams Planbureau voor Omgeving (VPO)
  • Afdeling Strategie, Internationaal, Digitalisering en Organisatie (SIDO)

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