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Project Manager: Marine Planning and Environmental Research

Reference Application 'Project Management Marine Planning'  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Water, Hydrology & Marine Ecology
Town/City Berlin
Salary (Minimum)
Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 30/06/2022
Company Name SUBMARINER Network for Blue Growth
Contact Name Ivana Lukic
Telephone 0049 30 832141740
Email il@submariner-network.eu
Website Further Details / Applications
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Who are we?

s.Pro sustainable-projects is a small consultancy (15 in-house consultants) specialized in the coordination of transnational cooperation projects, mostly funded by the European Commission (Horizon; Interreg), but also other public donors. Our topical focus lies in projects dealing with the sustainable use of the sea. Among others we run the permanent secretariat of the SUBMARINER Network for the Promotion of Blue Growth as well as the EU4Algae initiative. SUBMARINER is a flagship initiative within the EU Baltic Sea Strategy, bringing together a variety of public and private stakeholders, all engaged in the innovative and sustainable use of marine resources.

The themes of our 'blue' projects span from maritime spatial planning; management of marine protection areas; sustainable aquaculture; algae and algae-based products; reduction of marine pollution and combined use of offshore installations. Project activities range from promoting start-ups; initiation of company cooperations; running of pilot measures, case studies and demonstration plants; knowledge transfer; strategy advice and policy development; participation processes up to public relations.

All projects have a term of three to four years and bring together between eight and 25 partners from research, industry, business development, NGOs and administration from all European countries.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a new staff member for our Berlin office to expand / supplement our team of Project Managers for our new series of long-term projects especially in the field of 'Maritime Spatial Planning/Marine Protect Areas'. Our ideal candidate already has relevant experience in the management of European projects or MSP/MPAs.

What are your responsibilities?

  • Overall strategic steering and administrative coordination of the project; its activities and deliverables. Coordination of project partners, advisory boards and stakeholders.
  • Financial and administrative control of the projects; Writing or reviewing all project reports; as well as coordination with the client
  • Design, organization, moderation and documentation of all forms of internal and external project meetings and events (in-person & online); e.g. by bringing in external speakers, engaging of the advisory boards, organizing the outreach
  • Preparation of independent studies / working papers / project findings for the planning or management of marine protection areas
  • Presentation of the projects at external events, networking and promotion  
  • Curation of new project/tender opportunities and development of project applications or offers in cooperation with the in-house team and/or other project partners
  • Submission of content for external project communication (PPTs, website, social media, story-telling, etc.)
  • In connection with all of the above tasks, continuous communication and cooperation with our project partners from research, business and administration

What do we wish from you?

  • University degree, ideally in a related field such a marine biology; oceanography; geography; etc.  
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience; i.e.
    • Experience in the coordination of European funded projects or comparable projects
    • Experience/knowledge in the field of marine protection and marine spatial planning
    • Experience in the design, organization, moderation and documentation of project meetings
  • Excellent English language skills are a prerequisite; good knowledge of German or one/several European languages ??is an advantage;
  • Proven written communication skills; Experience in creating reports, studies and presentations
  • Good knowledge of MS Office / Teams; Experience with moderation techniques and collaboration tools (e.g. Metaplan, Murals, sli.do) as well as project coordination and management tools (KANBAN, SCRUM, etc.)
  • Understanding of international political processes and institutions; especially in the area of ??sustainability and climate and environmental protection.

Our ideal candidate is highly motivated; open-minded and feels comfortable in a multicultural environment. You can communicate well and effectively and enjoy 'moving things forward'. You think ahead; organize yourself and your tasks independently and enjoy working in teams with other employees or project partners. You are looking for an expandable position with your own design options.

What do we offer you?

A meaningful job in a very dynamically evolving environment, where you both contribute to mitigating climate change; pollution of the environment and loss of biodiversity, as well as long-term employment with the opportunity to design your own work or projects and to build your own teams/departments.

  • A job in a firmly established, successful company with a long-term secured project portfolio and an extensive international network of cooperation partners
  • Working with influential experts, researchers, companies and government departments to support them in achieving the global sustainability goals.
  • We offer the successful candidate an attractive fixed salary; as well as bonus payments.
  • Depending on the performance and personal wishes of the employee, we offer the possibility of constant development, expansion of his/her tasks and areas of responsibility with the corresponding development of salary, expansion of one's own team of employees and participation in strategic company decisions.
  • Our projects offer a variety of opportunities to expand your experience and skills. In addition, we encourage and support you in attending targeted training measures.
  • An optimal working environment - adapted to your needs - with a beautiful loft office in the middle of the Schöneberger Kiez with 2 minutes walk from S-Bahn/U-Bahn/Bus.
  • Up to three home office days per week; flexible working hours and holiday regulations (by arrangement).
  • A small international team that supports each other.
  • Regular team meetings (including cooking a 'come-together' lunch once a week) to promote internal knowledge transfer, generate shared ideas and strengthen the working atmosphere.
  • Interesting business trips to project meetings throughout Europe

How do you apply?

Please send us your CV with a meaningful cover letter in German or English and any other documents to:
info@sustainable-projects.eu. Subject: Application 'Project Management Marine Planning'

Please also visit our websites www.sustainable-projects.eu / www.submariner-network.eu to find out more about our projects and key issues. If you have any further questions about the position before you apply, you are welcome to email our employee Ivana Lukic (il@sustainable-projects.eu) in advance.

We will invite suitable candidates to a (virtual) interview no later than two weeks after submitting your application.

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