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Climate and Energy Project Manager

Climate and Energy Project Manager

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The Climate and Energy Project Manager will develop advanced knowledge of the systems, processes, and resources used by the team to provide programmatic support to further the work of the North America climate mitigation program, with an emphasis on renewable energy deployment.  They will implement recommended practices in order to improve efficiency and effectiveness.  They will create program materials and perform analysis and research related to program activities.   They will align communications with Global and other TNC business units, and communicate with TNC staff, partners, vendors and others.  They will manage core teams, team meetings, agendas, and tasks / activities to advance internal reporting, grant and contract management, and project management.

In managing projects, they will develop project plans, budgets, metrics and schedules with input and buy-in from key stakeholders and team members. They will critically assess project scope and objectives, ensuring all risks and dependencies are addressed in the project plan in order to deliver successful project results that support the fulfillment of the objectives. The Climate and Energy Project Manager will collaboratively solve complex problems and obtain go/no-go decisions at all project decision points from the Project Lead or Sponsor, and identify and obtain approval for project deliverables from the appropriate staff or teams. Throughout the project lifecycle, they will monitor and measure project progress, conduct corrective action as necessary, and communicate project status information to all stakeholders.

They will track, maintain, and report on key data, trends, best practices related to the scope and priorities of TNC’s North America climate mitigation program.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND SCOPE

  • Act independently and in supervisor’s stead, as needed; exercise independent judgment to identify and solve problems;
  • Coordinate the work of cross-functional, cross-divisional teams towards a desired outcome;
  • Manage and implement multiple complex projects, including managing project teams, developing workplans and timelines, setting deadlines, tracking progress, accomplishments, and challenges, and ensuring accountability;
  • Manage project budgets and assist with budget development related to strategic projects; draft and assist with contract management
  • Demonstrate sensitivity in handling confidential information;
  • Develop and implement new initiatives that will ensure department and organization-wide goals and strategies are achieved;
  • Create program materials and perform analysis and research related to program activities;
  • Ensure programmatic commitments, Conservancy policies and procedures, financial standards, and legal requirements are met and managed for compliance; decisions may bind the organization financially or legally;
  • Coordinate logistics for organizational wide meetings and/or special events, projects and initiatives.
  • Serve as the lead liaison with partners or vendors;
  • May supervise one or more administrative or professional staff, including training and professional development;
  • Travel occasionally, working long and flexible hours as needed;
  • Work environment involves only infrequent exposure to disagreeable elements and minor physical exertion and/or strain;
  • Work is diversified and may not always fall under established practices and guidelines; and
  • Work within scope of program’s strategic goals.
Location: DC Metro Area;All United States
Organization: The Nature Conservancy
Deadline: May 15, 2022
External website link: https://careers.nature.org/psp/tnccareers/APPLICANT/APPL/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=1&JobOpeningId=51442&PostingSeq=1
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