U.K. nationals: Senior Project Manager: Promoting Adaptation to Changing Coasts Project (PACCo)

Environment Agency
Exeter, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
Government
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Languages Required: 
French
Apply By: 
19 July 2020
13 days remaining

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Job description  

We’re seeking an experienced and passionate Project Manager to lead a £22million cross-border climate change adaptation project.

Led by the Environment Agency and with three English and three French partners, the project will: restore 100 hectares of coastal wetland in the Otter Estuary (Devon, UK) and Saâne Valley (Normandy, France); provide large benefits for biodiversity, local economy, public health and carbon reduction; and create, communicate and disseminate new, replicable and scalable methodologies and tools for use in future projects in the France Channel England (FCE) programme area and beyond.

You’ll manage this exciting project to programme, quality, and budget by March 2023. You’ll work with multiple organisations including project partners, co-financers, the FCE managing authority, coastal groups, local authorities, NGOs, charities and universities.

Your responsibilities are: day-to-day project & programme management; arrange and organise two cross-border partner meetings each year and conferences during project dissemination; chair and deliver presentations at bi-lingual meetings; attend site visits; and use the strengths and skills of the varied teams.
If you want to deliver a project with a variety of people and range of opportunities to make the world a better place, both now and for future generations, we’d like to hear from you.

The team  

Your main team will be the project team, consisting of Senior User, Project Support Officer, and Communications Officer.

You’ll be part of a virtual team – working across different partners, organisations, and countries. It is your job to deliver through them and get the best from every individual.

You’ll also be one of our virtual team of project managers delivering Interreg projects; we’re committed to continuous improvement, supporting one another and sharing knowledge.

Experience/skills required  

We’re looking for someone who is:

• Experienced in Interreg and European funded projects
• Fluent in French
• Excellent proven, professional, project management skills
• Experienced in managing and leading dispersed teams
• Team player with excellent communication skills
• Successful track record which you’re proud; planning and delivering in complex environments, with a multitude of partners, to achieve desired results
• Extensive experience of managing risks, suppliers, finances, communications, negotiations, managing dispersed teams, internal and external stakeholders
• Competent in IT- video calls, Microsoft Teams and Office
• Desire to make a difference, be at the forefront, and create a better place

Desirable, not essential: hold or working towards Prince2 Practitioner and member of the Association of Project Management (APA).

Contact and additional information  

We’re looking for applicants who can start imminently.

Your base location will be our offices in Exeter. You’ll be expected to travel across the country and to our French partners, depending on Coronavirus, and therefore need good access to infrastructure, such as road and rail.

Interviews will be held via video conference in late July/ early August.

For further information on the project: https://www.channelmanche.com/en/projects/approved-projects/promoting-ad...

For questions about the role and project, please contact Mike Williams, Senior User, on or 02030252383 or Grace Wight, Team Leader, on or 02030 252398.

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Closing Date:  

19/07/2020, 23:55 hours

Level of security checks required  

Basic Check

Length of contract  

Until 31/03/2023

Competence 1  

Programme and Project Management