Technical Implementation Manager (NATO-NCIA)

Mons, Belgium, Sapienza Consulting [AAS-SC2022/002026 ]

Field(s) of expertise
Information Technology Project and Service Management
Job type

About this job

Sapienza Consulting, a tpgroup company, is recruiting Technical Implementation Manager to join NATO – NCIA in Mons, Belgium.


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Secret
  • Reporting to NCIA WP0 Project Manager, and project representative at sites in scope
  • Coordinate technical implementation activities on the ground, to ensure strategic objectives of WP0 project are achieved
  • Technical implementation activities include deployment of network security components (including Cisco Firepower and RSA NetWitness)
  • Ensure accurate documentation of site deployment activities, and ensure smooth transition of technical capabilities into Service Operations
  • Co-ordinate with NATO entities to ensure supplier activities are delivered to expectations
  • Coordinate with NCSC Service Delivery Management Section to ensure all components are correctly registered in NCSC CMDB
  • Provide periodic reporting (internal and external) and prepare ad hoc reports and assessments
  • Assure timely delivery and high quality of deliverables
  • Maintain communications with internal and external stakeholders
  • Travel to NATO sites will be required which may entail being in a location for more than a week, which will therefore mean the resource will have to remain over the weekend
  • Tier-2 support during Tier-3 deployments may be required in support of implementation, configuration and testing tasks
  • Step in as the project representative to resolve issues in aspects such as logistics, decommissioning, site access, change management etc


  • Required Security Clearance: NATO Secret
  • Experience of the installation, implementation and testing of network security equipment, particularly Cisco Firepower and RSA NetWitness components
  • Experience with the implementation of military or other communication and information systems
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing with good briefing skills
  • Proactive attitude in seeking and maintaining trust from stakeholders
  • Able to work productively in a fast moving environment
  • A minimum of 3 (three) years of experience as an engineering team leader
  • Proven ability to operate on own initiative
  • Domain knowledge in cyber security area in a leadership role
  • Prior experience of working in an international environment comprising both military and civilian elements
  • Cable management; cable tracing; cable labelling; cable documentation
  • Network documentation (Visio networking diagrams L2 and L3)
  • Datacentre documentation (room layout, physical, logical configuration)


Desirable experience

  • CISCO networking (nexus or catalyst)
  • Juniper (srx) configuration (IPSEC VPN configuration in detail)
  • Technical documentation writing (detailed state description of physical and logical configuration in datacentre environment)
  • Certifications: Networking qualifications (Cisco, RSA etc.), ITIL foundation
  • Linux experience
  • Operations environment experience (processes in OPS)
  • Change management processes (preferably NATO ITSM experience)

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