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Project Manager - Climate Program - Hobart / Melbourne

Ironbark Sustainability

We’re looking for a Project Manager to join our growing Climate Team. We’re seeking someone who is passionate, working in the field of climate change and wants to use their experience and expertise to make a difference. The Project Manager will be responsible for supporting council clients through the delivery of projects under Ironbark’s Climate Program. Project types will typically include the development and delivery of council operations emissions reduction action plans, council adaptation action plans and strategies, renewable energy and solar feasibility studies and building energy efficiency audits.

The Project Manager will work within our team of 16 in the Climate Program and 35 organisation-wide. We’re seeking someone who is personable and will work well in a leading team of climate specialists and local government professionals who have one key aim: to help councils and their communities achieve real action on climate change.

The Project Manager will ideally be located in either Hobart or Melbourne (Collingwood) but remote or flexible working arrangements will be considered.

Sound like you or someone you know?

About You!

If this sounds like you, then we would love to hear from you:

  • You are passionate about taking real action on climate change.
  • You’ve got at least 3 years’ experience working in the field of climate change, project management, strategy or sustainability
  • You’ve got experience in managing projects, including experience in:
    • Managing project finances and staying within budget
    • Delighting clients, managing expectations and working with other stakeholders
    • Facilitating meetings and workshops
    • Managing teams to deliver project outputs in a timely fashion and to a high quality
    • Ensuring risks and issues are appropriately mitigated and reported
  • You’re an expert at developing accurate and timely reports. This could include project reports, proposals, strategies or presentations.
  • You understand energy efficiency and renewable energy calculations, business cases, financial models and/or carbon accounting. You are familiar with relevant modelling tools (such as excel) and can use and build relevant calculations to identify project costs and savings.
  • You’re great at working with a wide range of stakeholders and are ready to work with councils, other levels of government, partner organisations, community groups and private entities.


  • You are a qualified Engineer, with experience leading renewable energy, ESD or building energy efficiency projects.

What Else About You?

Here’s a little more:

  • Ideally, you’ve got a degree in engineering, sustainability, environmental management or a relevant field, but it’s not essential if you have the work experience and fit the key areas above!
  • You’ve got an understanding of how councils, organisations, businesses or state governments go about developing greenhouse gas reduction strategies and actions or climate action planning.
  • You understand how to communicate well, and how language can be adjusted to fit different purposes and audiences.
  • You understand and are interested in the basic tenets of climate science and/or adaptation planning approaches.
  • You know a lot about emissions reduction opportunities.
  • You are great at interpreting and communicating data and complex ideas to clients (predominantly councils).
  • If you know a bit about local government operational frameworks and processes that’s great, but if not, we’d still like to talk to you.

NOTE: This job is also duplicated on Ethical Jobs as a Hobart listing. There is only one position available, which will be located in either Hobart or Melbourne. You do not need to apply twice.

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