Construction Project Manager - Junior, Medior & Senior


Karno is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated teammate to help develop the thermal energy business in Flanders, Belgium.

Karno is a young company that is revolutionizing the thermal energy market in Belgium. Gone are the days of individual boilers and gas or oil heating systems. Karno installs new collective and entirely renewable systems to supply new districts directly with heat and cooling. Karno develops, builds, finances, manages and operates zero-carbon thermal energy networks. 

Working location in downtown Brussels, with frequent movements across Flanders and sometimes the Benelux.
Starting date : asap

Your Mission

At Karno, we are seeking a dedicated and skilled Construction Project Manager. This role offers a unique opportunity to blend construction expertise with environmental sustainability initiatives in large-scale projects. 

We are looking for juniors, mediors and seniors ! 

Key Responsibilities

  1. Oversee and manage large-scale construction projects.
  2. Ensure project completion within budget and schedule.
  3. Coordinate with subcontractors and maintain stakeholder communication.
  4. Lead projects with a focus on decarbonization and sustainability.

What's Exciting About This Role:

  • Unique role at the intersection of construction and decarbonization.
  • Involvement in diverse and impactful projects.
  • Dynamic team environment in a rapidly growing sector.
  • Pivotal role in Belgium's journey towards sustainable energy.

My Typical Day

As a Construction Project Manager at Karno, no two days are the same. Here’s a glimpse into what a typical day might look like:

  • Morning Collaboration with Engineering: I start my day by preparing projects with our internal engineering team. I communicate construction constraints and gather technical solution ideas.
  • Budget and Cashflow Management: I then focus on budget preparation, monitoring budget progress, and finding ways to adhere to the overall project budget. Managing the project’s cash flow is also a critical part of my morning routine.
  • Planning and Agility: I work on both long-term and immediate project planning, considering all onsite constraints. Agility is key – I’m always ready to adapt to unexpected changes and am solution-oriented.
  • Afternoon Reporting and Coordination: I consolidate information from my project portfolio for internal reporting and plan upcoming workloads to inform suppliers and subcontractors.
  • Site Visits and Quality Control: Later, I visit construction sites to meet teams, prepare for subcontractor arrivals, and organize pre-work inspections. Ensuring quality and progress on the site is a crucial part of my day.

Project Multitasking: Depending on my experience and the complexity of projects, I manage between 3 to 5 projects simultaneously.

Each day offers diverse experiences - one day I light oversee a geothermal drilling site, the next could involve laying underground pipes, and then integrating into a new real estate project.

Your profile

  • Strong leadership and communication abilities.
  • You have a positive attitude and are enthusiastic by nature 
  • Proficient in budget management and scheduling.
  • Fluency in French and/or Dutch, and proficiency in English.

Your technical skills

  • Proven experience in construction project management
  • Degree in Engineering, Project Management, or a related field
  • We are looking for profiles with none to 10 years of experience

Nice To Have

  • Familiarity with risk management and safety protocols in construction.
  • Ability to thrive in fast-paced and changing environments.
  • Advanced technical knowledge in construction or engineering fields.

Why join Karno ?

  • The climate emergency combined with the fossil fuel crisis gives Karno very significant sales prospects. We are therefore looking for several salespeople to join our sales team.

  • By working at Karno, you'll be making a very real contribution to the decarbonisation of heating systems. 

  • As the company is expanding rapidly, you'll have the opportunity to grow with the company and build your role as you progress.