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Project Manager

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Part Time / Per Day
Level Mid Level
Deadline 20/02/2022
Company Name Blue Marine Foundation
Contact Name Anna
Email anna@edelweisshr.co.uk
Website Further Details / Applications
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Blue Marine Foundation (BLUE) is seeking a Project Manager to deliver a five-year, multi-institution scientific research project.

Salary: Negotiable, dependent on experience

Hours: Full time, Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm

Contract: 12 month fixed-term renewable contract, three-month trial

Location: Flexible with some time at Somerset House, London

Holidays: 5 weeks leave per annum plus national holidays

Reporting to: Project Steering Committee

The application deadline: 20th February 2022

Please send your CV and a letter explaining your skills and suitability for the role along with information on your salary expectations to Becki Constable: becki@edelweisshr.co.uk   

If you would like to know more or have any questions, then we’d be happy to help.

BLUE is committed to an inclusive workplace, where there is equality of opportunity. We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Lead the project management process, matched to the project grant agreement, ensuring that scientific partners deliver to the objectives. 
  • Provide connectivity between lead partners, ensuring all partners meet quarterly progress milestones alongside partner Project Managers.
  • Report progress into the project steering committee on a quarterly basis, flagging areas of concern and actioning steering committee advice.
  • Support organisation of research expeditions.
  • Organise meetings and, where necessary, travel.
  • Organise the board of external advisers and consolidate feedback into the project direction.
  • Monitor spending and income data against key performance objectives.
  • Liaise closely with BLUE’s media team, contribute to press and outreach regarding project developments.
  • Liaise closely with BLUE’s finance team to ensure efficient deployment of project funds.
  • Support media team for project microsites and social media.
  • Create annual reports, supported by design and comms team.
  • Keep an eye on the context of the programme and any similar work.

The successful applicant will be highly organised, with a rigorous approach to project management.

Desired experience includes:

  • Successful delivery of multi-million pound, multi-year research programmes or other projects.
  • Track record of high-impact project management, accurate reporting and successful project delivery.
  • Excellent communicator with a diplomatic approach to management.
  • Skilled at reporting, with the ability to condense complex information quickly.
  • Aptitude and ability to work under pressure.
  • High level of numeracy with the ability to track multiple budgets over time.
  • Basic scientific understanding may be valuable, but is not a prerequisite.
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