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Project Manager - Climate Program - Melbourne / Hobart

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 delivery of emissions data insights, climate emergency action planning and strategy development.

The Project Manager will work with 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 be located in either Hobart or Melbourne (Collingwood), with flexible working arrangements available.

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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 2 years’ experience working in the field of climate change, project management, finance, 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 business cases, financial models and/or carbon accounting – for example to look at the return on investment of energy efficiency or other projects, understanding the assumptions and inputs within tools.
  • 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.

What Else About You?

Here’s a little more:

  • Ideally, you’ve got a degree in sustainability, social science, planning, business management, economics, finance, environmental management or a relevant field, but it’s not essential if you 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 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 emissions reduction opportunities.
  • You are great at interpreting and communicating data and complex ideas to clients (predominantly councils).
  • You understand that tackling the climate crisis requires an evidence-based response to climate action planning and can explain what this means for councils and their communities.
  • 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.

What Will You do When You Join Our Team?

Firstly, you’ll be welcomed into the fold and we’ll bring you up to speed with the kind of work we do! Ideally, you’ll have already undertaken some research to understand how we deliver real action on climate and work with local government and climate stakeholders throughout Australia.

  • You’re going to work with our Project Managers and the Development Team to deliver projects for Australian councils.
  • You will lead and manage project teams with the view to achieving a great outcome for clients as well as contributing to the training, development and supervision of junior staff.
  • You’ll talk to people – you’re going to be liaising with our wonderful council clients, Ironbark teammates and broader climate stakeholders about best-practice climate action planning and how to turn data and evidence into action.
  • You’ll be writing reports, proposals and action plans – taking the data, models and evidence and developing high-quality and well-written documents.
  • You’ll be managing the development of climate strategies and climate action plans for councils – from inception to end, tracking all key time, cost and quality indicators.

If you have any questions, please email admin@realaction.com.au using the subject line: Project Manager - Climate Program - Melbourne/Hobart enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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