Are you fascinated by innovations that contribute to a circular economy or to the energy transition. Do you consider waste a resource? Are you interested in innovative solutions for reducing CO2-emissions, waste, water shortage and air pollution? Are you eager to contribute to a more sustainable society? Come and join the team of Cleantech Flanders!
Cleantech Flanders ( )  is a team powered by VITO that represents the Flemish Cleantech ecosystem by connecting parties and advocating clean technologies. To strengthen our team, we are looking for an experienced project manager to support our portfolio of mostly international projects. As a project manager you will take the lead in the coordination and execution of international projects, that predominantly focus on the future exploitation of the urban mine by so-called landfill mining.


VITO (Flemish Institute for Technological Research) is a leading European independent research institute in the domain of cleantech and sustainable development. 

  • You work in a team that executes national and international projects.
  • You coordinate and contribute to the execution of international (Interreg) projects by collaborating with your colleagues international project partners.
  • You take the lead or assist in organizing project meetings and events and workshops with colleagues or international project partners.
  • Regular travel within Europe is necessary.
  • Together with the communication team of VITO you take care of the necessary project communication activities and you identify opportunities for promoting cleantech through the Cleantech Flanders communication platform.
  • You report the project results to the customer and the project partners and you communicate them to stakeholders.
  • You have a university degree in engineering (bio-engineering, chemical or materials engineering) or in science (chemistry, physics) or related field.
  • You are a self-starter with proven track record of successfully working with functional groups in an organization.
  • You demonstrate relevant experience with project management, preferably of European projects.
  • You have affinity with sustainable technologies or cleantech in general, and possibly with circular economy in specific.
  • You are fluent in Dutch and English.
  • A competitive salary
  • A temporary contract, potentially other challenges after this assignment
  • A range of benefits including allowances and insurances
  • Flexible working hours and workplace, 80% regime is possible 
  • Innovation is our core asset, therefore it goes without saying that we give our employees the opportunity to undertake additional training and keep up to date in their field of expertise
  • The chance to be part of an organisation with an international reputation, known for its advanced technological research and scientific consultancy
  • The possibility to actively contribute towards sustainable developments at local, national and global level




R&D & Engineering