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Project Manager – Maternity Cover – with possibility of extension

Project Manager – Maternity Cover – 

with possibility of extension

Start: as soon as possible

The project manager is responsible for managing the scope, cost and schedule of specific WindEurope projects, ensuring that all deliverables within deadlines and in-line with required quality. These projects are ones that receive public sector (typically EU) funding and / or internal WindEurope projects such as campaigns, events or other initiatives. 

The project manager will have a lead role in one or more projects, acting as overall coordinator. S/he will also have an operational role in one or more projects, involved in the delivery of specific work packages. 

Main Responsibilities:

Advocacy:

  • Support and be active in the extensive advocacy network across the EU Institutions and Agencies, national authorities, international organisations, and other stakeholders; 
  • Organise events to promote and disseminate the activities and results of EU-funded projects to external audiences; 
  • Coordinate, participate and actively contribute to WindEurope events.

Membership:

  • Contribute with proactive intelligence on the EU- and national funding available covering programmes relevant to wind energy, renewables, energy infrastructure, environment and climate change, covering technical and social sciences and humanities topics.
  • Advise WindEurope members on EU-funding that is available and how to access it and how they can participate in specific EU-funded projects;
  • Provide information to members on WindEurope EU-project activities and specific project results.

Project Management:

  • Funding opportunities: monitor tender and calls for proposals of projects from EU institutions and other appropriate funding bodies; 
  • Applications for funding: plan, coordinate and produce project proposals to be submitted to the funding bodies in collaboration with other colleagues and external organisations and companies that would be in the project consortium; 
  • Project management of WindEurope involvement in publicly-funded projects:
    • coordinate WindEurope staff in the planning, kick-off, execution, communication and close-out of one or more projects in which WindEurope may be the overall project coordinator or one of the members of the consortium; 
    • ensure WindEurope and all partners deliver what they are contractually obliged to, that deliverables are coherent with project description and content of other deliverables and that reporting is done correctly; 
    • ensure that WindEurope receives the due payment for its projects, according to the specific funding programme;
    • manage and control project finances including income and expenditures reporting to WindEurope finance staff, and prepare necessary document if an external audit of a project is required; 
    • Prepare the financial and technical reports required by the funding body with support from WindEurope colleagues and project partners.

Required Qualifications: 

Experience:

Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in developing and managing EU-funded projects preferably around renewable energy.

Education:

University degree

Project management certification (PRINCE2, PMP, CAPM, CPMP, or equivalent)

Skills:

  • Outstanding organisational skills; 
  • Detail-oriented and accurate; 
  • Problem solving attitude; 
  • Proven analytical and numerical skills; 

EU-policy and advocacy:

  • Sound knowledge of energy / renewable energy policies;
  • Sound knowledge of the EU institutions and decision-making processes; 
  • Proven ability to manage complex organisational and political relationships; 
  • Ability to engage with high level parties;

Personal:

  • Outstanding communication, presentation and networking skills; 
  • Convincing advocate of renewable energy; 
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; 
  • Strong ability to work under pressure and with tight deadlines; 
  • Thrives in a multicultural and international environment; 
  • Computer literate (MS Office, Outlook, website content management systems, CRM/contact databases)

Language skills:

  • English (fluent written and verbal) is mandatory
  • Other languages are an asset

Offer:

  • Competitive package
  • Challenging, international and enthusiastic environment
  • An opportunity to learn more about the wind energy sector while gaining working experience in a dynamic organisation.


Deadline = 28 January 2022 

Note: only short-listed candidates will be contacted after the deadline.

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