Manager, Climate, Environment & Natural Resources


London, UK 🇬🇧

Bristol, UK 🇬🇧

What do we do & Who we are?
We are an international organisation working to design, develop and deliver positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of people around the globe. Broaden access to health, water, power and infrastructure and build enduring, sustainable, and transformative institutions and systems to address global challenges. We want to conserve the natural world!

We’re in the business of making the world a better place. Our people make it possible. Palladium is a global impact firm, working to link social progress and commercial growth. For nearly 60 years, we’ve been helping our clients to see the world as interconnected – by formulating strategies, building partnerships, mobilising capital, and implementing programs that have a lasting social and financial impact. We simply call this “Positive Impact”.

Our diversity is our strength, and it enables us to deliver the most creative and innovative solutions.

This Opportunity:

Palladium’s Climate, Environment & Natural Resources (CENR) Portfolio delivers scalable solutions for inclusive economic growth and resilience. Our CENR team supports governments, companies and communities in transitioning to low carbon economies, incubating and designing sustainable business models to manage natural resources, and attracting public and private finance for those solutions.

As a Manager, Climate, Environment and Natural Resources (CENR) at Palladium, you will be responsible for providing technical advisory, programme management, business development and thought leadership to help grow and deliver Palladium’s ambitious and expanding global climate and environment portfolio. 

The position will serve programmes and business development opportunities mainly financed by FCDO or other UK Government clients such as BEIS and Defra, but may also have opportunities to work with other teams and clients across the global business.

Location: London or Bristol.
Palladium operates a hybrid working arrangement: 3 days in office, 2 days from home.

What you’ll be doing:

Business Development:

<>Identify, assess, and lead Palladium’s positioning and partnerships for new business opportunities;

<>Serve as proposal manager (for technical direction, partnerships, staffing, and budgeting) in partnership with technical writers, recruiters, proposal coordinators, commercial managers, and other team members;

<>Lead the writing of technical proposals and facilitate proposal strategy development, setting overall win themes and technical approaches that will guide other proposal team members.

Technical Leadership:

<>Lead the design and technical direction of international development projects for FCDO and other international donors;

<>Provide specialist inputs to projects and bids in selected cross-cutting areas such as MEL, GESI and communications;

<>Conduct short-term technical assignments on topics such as climate financing, policy strengthening, sustainable livelihoods development, clean technologies, net zero transitions, environmental and social safeguards, landscape management, etc.

Project Management:

<>For assigned portfolio projects, interface with clients and other project stakeholders to plan, implement, review, and report on projects as needed and requested;

<>Provide support to project work planning, budgeting, and progress/financial reporting.

Who we are looking for:

<>Substantial work experience and subject matter knowledge in two or more of the following topic areas: climate mitigation, climate change adaptation and resilience, green finance, clean energy, sustainable landscapes, water resources management, biodiversity conservation, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), communications and gender equality and social inclusion (GESI);

<>Extensive work experience managing multiple complex projects/assignments in a time-sensitive environment and with exceptional attention to detail and to quality;

<>Experience overseeing and/or contributing to FCDO projects, preferably overseas

<>Broad and deep familiarity with developing country contexts;

<>Excellent written and oral communication skills;

<>Significant experience conceptualising and writing successful proposals for FCDO opportunities and other international clients;

<>Demonstrated problem-solving and decision-making skills;

Nice to have but not a Deal breaker:

<>Experience working in a developing country;

<>Successful track record in leading and winning proposals for FCDO or other UK Government departments in climate change, environment, and natural resources;

<>Ability to travel and work in developing countries, dependent on COVID-19 restrictions and safety/security considerations;

<>Professional working proficiency in another language, with priority given to Spanish, French and Arabic.

Our Guiding Principles:
*One Palladium
*Our business grows when our people grow.
*Our strength lies in our differences
*Making mistakes is part of learning
*We do not exist without results

Not the role for you?

Even if you feel you do not tick all the boxes, we still encourage you to apply. Our purpose is to create a challenging and satisfying career for everyone who joins Palladium.

Career Progression and Development
We want to invest in your professional growth by providing the best learning opportunities from the start. We pride ourselves on giving you the freedom, resources, and guidance to chart a fulfilling career! Making mistakes is part of learning, and we encourage you to learn from the experience.

Accessibility & Inclusion
Palladium is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all candidates and our employees, regardless of their background or personal characteristics. Should you require any reasonable adjustments or accommodations to be made due to a disability or any other circumstance, please email our team at

Palladium is a people-driven business, committed to embedding equity, diversity, and inclusion into everything we do. We welcome applications from all sections of society and actively encourage diversity to drive innovation, creativity, success and good practice. We operate in 90 countries and bring together creative, talented people from all backgrounds to support our mission in tackling some of the world’s most pressing challenges.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development