Senior Project Manager

Energy Saving Trust

Home-based / office-based in Edinburgh, London, or Cardiff
Up to £40,000 depending on experience

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Monday, 4th July 2022   2 days left

Closing Date: 4 July 2022
Issue Date: 15 June 2022
Position Ref: AT 884
Location: Flexible – home-based, blended or full office working (from Edinburgh, London, Cardiff)
Salary: Up to £40,000 (depending on experience)

Energy Saving Trust is a leading and trusted organisation, dedicated to promoting energy efficiency, low carbon transport and sustainable energy use. We aim to address the climate emergency and deliver the wider benefits of clean energy as we transition to net zero.

The role

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced senior project manager to join our international team and lead the delivery of projects from Energy Saving Trust’s European portfolio of work. This diverse role is responsible for delivering projects which aim to inform and improve the implementation of energy efficiency policy in the UK and EU by sharing insight from research, capacity building and creating a platform for stakeholders to share knowledge and skills needed to achieve climate goals.

You will manage multiple projects in parallel and lead cross-functional project teams, whilst acting as the main project contact point for external partners and stakeholders in the UK and EU. You’ll ensure excellent financial and project management across the projects, and work collaboratively with international partners on research and innovation projects that support the clean energy transition in the UK and Europe.

What you’ll do

In the role, you will work independently to develop workplans, taking ownership of all aspects of project management. You will give direction and offer support to the project team members to ensure the project goals are achieved. You’ll be responsible for the financial and technical reporting to the funder, as well as internal reporting to senior management. Communicating the project learnings to internal and external stakeholders is also an important aspect of this role, to ensure maximum impact of the outputs.

You’ll lead the delivery of a series of workshops, meetings and training events focusing on energy efficiency policy topics, with an aim to share the outputs of the projects and support the capacity building of stakeholders. You’ll use your knowledge and skills to define the session goals, formulate the agenda and facilitate discussions. You will combine the outcomes of stakeholder meetings with policy research to formulate recommendations.

What you’ll bring

You are values driven - you want and need to work towards addressing the climate emergency. You enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and like your work to be collaborative and fun! You are comfortable working remotely, in geographically dispersed teams and prepared for European travel (ideally by train).

You have an ability to think and plan strategically, analyse and solve complex problems and present and deliver workable solutions. You are self-motivated and possess a can-do attitude, a hunger to learn and the ability to inspire and manage joint working in multi-disciplinary teams, in partnership with external organisations. You are experienced in successfully delivering initiatives and multiple activities in parallel, to exacting and sometimes time-pressured deadlines.

You can engage key stakeholders on policy issues, build relationships and are able to collaborate with external partners. You have a knack for understanding the challenges that stakeholders face and tailor project outcomes to meet their needs. You have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be experienced in working with diverse people from different cultures, backgrounds and fields.

This is a fixed term position up until May 2023. Our standard weekly hours are 37.5 hours, Monday to Friday. We are open to flexible working patterns and home-based or blended (home and office-based) working is possible for this role. The majority of this team are London based and European travel will likely be required, including overnight stays. To meet our own net zero goals, travel will be ideally be by train.

Energy Saving Trust offers a range of benefits to all employees such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme and a wellbeing allowance. Please see our careers page for more info.

For more information, please see job description on our website.

Applications close 5pm on Monday 4 July 2022.

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter to [email protected]. In your cover letter please outline how you meet the knowledge, skills and qualifications required in the job description. Please state the job reference you are applying for in the subject line. Applications submitted without a covering letter will not be considered.

To address the urgent challenges posed by the climate emergency, we need a diversity of people, experiences and ideas. We strongly encourage applicants from a wide range of backgrounds and with different identities and experiences to apply for roles with Energy Saving Trust.

Find out more about our commitment to creating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workplace here.

If you think you may need some additional support or reasonable adjustments made to any part of the application/recruitment process, please get in touch with [email protected].

The majority of our people are working from home but have access to our office locations – Edinburgh, London, Cardiff and Belfast. Will we be happy to discuss how we are managing this and the transition to a blended working model at the interview stage with you.

Please note that we are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

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