Open Position: Senior Project Manager, PMO

Posted on
22 agosto 2022


Location: Berlin, London, Mexico City, North America
 
Job Purpose and Background
The Senior Manager for the Project Management Office is an exciting new role to support successful delivery of projects at the forefront of enabling corporate climate action. The postholder will define, standardize, establish, and run the strategy for project management of external-facing developments (e.g. standards and sector guidance) across the initiative.
 
Although this role sits within the Standards team, the PMO functions as a central support team and you will also collaborate closely with the Sectoral development and Financial Institutions teams.
 
About the SBTi:
The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science. It is focused on accelerating companies across the world to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

The initiative is a collaboration between CDP, the United Nations Global Compact, World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) and one of the We Mean Business Coalition commitments. The SBTi defines and promotes best practice in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets. For more information please visit www.sciencebasedtargets.org
 
About the team
The Technical Department leads the development and maintenance of the key resources within the initiative to enable the adoption of climate targets in line with the best-available science and following best-practice for standard-setting organizations.
 
The normative and non-normative resources developed by the Technical Department are the backbone of the SBTi target-setting framework and include, amongst others, the development of standards, criteria, recommendations, sector-specific guidance, topic-specific guidance and tools, as well as the scientific foundations that underpin all of these, including the curation of scenarios, target-setting methods, though leadership and novel research.
 
The Standards Team is a key pillar of the Technical Department responsible for the development and maintenance of cross-sector standards. The Standard Team act as “product owners” for the key cross-sector standards of the initiative, including coordination across different teams to ensure the successful integration and implementation of SBTi standards,
 
Key responsibilities include:
  • Drives the strategy for project management of external-facing development projects, such development of standards and sector-specific projects, across the initiative
  • Responsible for improving project delivery, increasing efficiency and effectiveness by standardizing processes and defining best practices
  • Helping project teams to plan, resource and implement technical development projects applying best practice for complex project delivery
  • Fostering cross-functional collaboration by defining how different teams interact throughout project processes
  • Provide ongoing support to the team by providing trainings, updating guidelines, and continuing to standardize best practices as the organization grows
 
Essential skills and experience needed:
  • Extensive experience with agile and/or other project management strategies
  • Highly organized, fast learner and strong attention to detail
  • Able to handle multiple tasks and work in a constantly evolving environment
  • Solution-focussed, with excellent problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration in an international and multicultural remote work environment
  • Excited by the prospect of understanding and sharing best practice
 
Desirable criteria:
  • Passionate about working with global businesses to prevent dangerous climate change
  • Possess a recognised project management qualification
  • Experience using Asana work management platform
This is a full-time role based in the locations stated above. The salary for this role will be dependent on location and level of experience. This role is a fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of extension and it will be reporting to the Head of Standards.
 
Interested candidates should be legally allowed to work in the countries specified. The SBTi cannot sponsor any working visas.
 
How to apply:
Please email your CV and a cover letter setting out why do you want to work in the SBTi, how you meet the required skills, experience or key responsibilities, and salary expectations which should be no more than two pages together in one document, to careers@sciencebasedtargets.org with Senior Manager, PMO followed by your first name and surname in the subject. The deadline for applying is Aug 31.

SBTi is an equal opportunity employer - committed to building an inclusive workplace and diverse staff, where all can thrive. We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.