The company

Elia is the operator of the Belgian high-voltage transmission grid (380 kV to 30 kV) and is responsible for developing and maintaining the grid, providing users with access to it and controlling energy flows. The Elia group is a team of 2,000 professionals who have the task of ensuring the continuity of electricity supplies in Belgium.

As owner and operator of electricity transmission networks in Belgium and Germany Elia has an important role and mission in supporting and implementing Europe's energy and climate policy.

Project Portfolio Analyst

Expertise:  Corporate
Reference ID:  6886



As a member of the Portfolio Management Office, you will oversee part of the investment portfolio, act as the single source of truth for internal stakeholders, analyse and evaluate the portfolio, handle resource capacity planning, and prepare and monitor portfolio management (the decision-making committee is responsible for portfolio management itself).

Main tasks are:


Single source of truth

  • You will be responsible for the daily follow-up and monitoring of your assigned part of the investment portfolio in order to amass a comprehensive overview of the status, problems, risks and risk-mitigating actions.
  • You will serve as the single point of contact dealing with requests for information or clarification from internal stakeholders.
  • You will be the owner of the metadata linked to the programmes in the part of the portfolio assigned to you. These metadata demarcate the boundaries of the portfolio to which the programme belongs.



  • You will check and ensure that programmes satisfy the requirements needed to move on to the next phase in the stage-gate process (results, checklists, etc.).
  • You will decide whether a programme is ready to appear before the committee that decides on the transition to the next phase.
  • Once a programme has moved to the next phase, you will supervise and monitor the smooth transition from the programme phase in the IT tools, ensuring that the metadata relating to the programmes are accurate at all times.
  • You will be responsible for supervising and checking that the programme baselines have been properly recorded and frozen in the various phases.


Portfolio analysis and assessment

  • You will conduct cross-programme analyses, uncover risks and problems at portfolio level, and monitor whether these risks and problems are addressed appropriately and promptly across the portfolio.
  • You will build contingency reserves into the overall portfolio.
  • You will conduct risk assessments for the portfolio using probabilistic simulations of different scenarios.
  • You will define and implement indicators to gauge portfolio performance.


Portfolio arbitration

  • You will work with the rest of the Portfolio Management Office team to devise the annual arbitration proposal (i.e. a proposal concerning the composition of the portfolio for the next four years, to be approved by the decision-making committee). This proposal takes into account the different aspects of portfolio planning: maximising business and societal value, optimising the use of resources, satisfying legal and regulatory restrictive conditions. The proposal contains the necessary risk analyses and is supported by the involvement of the necessary internal stakeholders. 
  • Once the arbitration decision has been made regarding the portfolio, you will ensure and verify that all actions needed to proceed to arbitration are carried out across the entire portfolio.

Portfolio overviews and reporting
You will compile the portfolio overviews and draft reports to provide the various stakeholders and decision-makers (Investment Portfolio Committee, Executive Committee, Board of Directors, regulators, Development Plans, Business Plan, Infrastructure Management Team) with the information they need.


Portfolio resource planning

  • You will consolidate and analyse the resource needs for your part of the portfolio (staffing, cuts, procurement needs/market capacity).
  • You will proactively highlight resource constraints/problems/planning conflicts, identify solutions and pass on problems when necessary.
  • You will maintain continuous dialogue with functional management, Human Resources and Purchasing to provide feedback on short- and long-term staffing needs and ensure that these needs are met.


Definition of portfolio management principles
Together with the Head of the Portfolio Management Office, you will actively help define, develop and continuously improve the portfolio management principles.

Your Profile


  • You have a Master’s degree in a technical or economic field.
  • You have five years' experience in investment portfolio management, grid development and/or infrastructure project management.
  • You are analytical, punctual and able to work independently.
  • You can collect data from many different stakeholders.
  • You have the credibility and authority needed to work with programme managers.
  • You are familiar with the stage-gate process and are well-versed in portfolio management methods. You are fluent in Dutch and English and have basic knowledge of French, or are fluent in French and English and have basic knowledge of Dutch.
  • You are a proactive, strong communicator and team player.



Quai Léon Monnoyer 3, 1000 Brussels

What's in it for you?

More than offering you a mere job, we give you an exciting, ultra-professional environment, unique training and every opportunity to develop your career potential to the full, plus an attractive salary and fringe benefits. So choosing Elia means opting for a future full of promise!