Project Manager

Earthwatch Europe

£27,000 - £33,000 pa, gross

Paid • Full Time • Permanent Natasha Muldoon

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Monday, 1st April 2019  


Earthwatch empower people to save the natural world through direct action and policy influence on critical environmental issues. We create knowledge through rigorous and relevant science that informs decision making, whilst our engaging experiences enable anyone to get hands on and make a difference. Earthwatch is looking to recruit a Project Manager to lead on delivery of projects in our focus areas.

The ideal candidate is an excellent project manager, with a keen focus on ensuring delivery of activities to a high standard. You have experience of effective planning and working to agreed processes to deliver results, demonstrating collaborative working across different teams, regions and functions. You are able to set and communicate priorities effectively and deliver project objectives to time and budget.

Earthwatch is an international environmental NGO. Our mission is to empower people to save our planet. We do this, by creating knowledge and inspiring action through hands-on science and environmental engagement. We address big environmental challenges by working together with individuals, communities and organisations. We aim to create a global community that values and nurtures a sustainable planet.


Role purpose: 

To manage projects and work with the wider Earthwatch team to deliver projects to time, budget and required mission standard.

Key deliverables:

  • Manage the delivery of projects, working towards agreed project objectives
  • Manage key relationships with internal and external stakeholders to ensure successful project delivery
  • Manage all activities for assigned projects, assigning tasks and responsibilities across the project team
  • Planning and keeping track of project plans and detailed milestones
  • Manage project team to achieve success, including overcoming conflict, communicating with the team and key stakeholders
  • Manage activities to agreed timelines, budget, project requirements and Earthwatch project management procedures
  • Monitoring of project outcomes and impact, and completion of reports according to agreed monitoring frameworks
  • Develop communication plans, working with Earthwatch Communications to write compelling communications for external audiences
  • Manage the project budgets in line with Earthwatch financial processes
  • Oversee project risk management, compiling documentation in line with Earthwatch processes. Work with internal and external stakeholders to monitor and mitigate risk
  • Manage contracting and payment processes for assigned projects
  • Oversee participant management systems ensuring that these are fit for purpose and improve efficiency
  • Supporting other organisational priorities as required


Personal Specification:

  • Proven track record in managing projects and programmes, including budget management. Project management qualification desirable
  • Up-to-date understanding of key global conservation issues and agendas
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop and manage productive relationships with colleagues, including working with virtual teams across regions
  • Excellent relationship management skills and track record of effective partnership management, delivering a consistent high level of customer care and responsiveness
  • Relevant degree, or equivalent professional experience working in an environmental science/education, conservation, natural resources or business sustainability context
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly computer literate, in particular in MS office packages
  • Flexible, self-motivated and goal-oriented
  • Proven ability to manage competing requirements, delegate appropriately, deliver on time, and move projects forward effectively
  • Personal enthusiasm for engaging people and organsations to build the knowledge and action required to address key environmental issues
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Earthwatch

Other Requirements:

  • The role is office based, but some UK and international travel may be required
  • The post holder will work normal office hours but there may be occasions where flexibility is required e.g. to meet deadlines or for travel

The above list of job deliverables is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post

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