Location: Surrey with 2/3 days pw flexible home working

Salary: £40,000-£50,000 p.a. D.O.E

Start:  As soon as possible

Duration: Permanent, full time

Region: UK (could be working on projects with clients anywhere in the world but based in Surrey, UK. Some travel may be required)

NatureMetrics is a UK-based startup at the forefront of a global revolution in biodiversity assessment. We are seeking applications from individuals with project management skills and experience. The right candidate will help us to apply our technology to some of the world’s most pressing biodiversity issues for the benefit of people, nature and the business.

NatureMetrics is bringing environmental DNA technologies to the frontline of environmental management around the world. We are a rapidly growing team of bright, enthusiastic individuals who are excited to be breaking new ground and bringing new tools to address one of the most pressing issues of our time. We take great pride in our work and are seeking new team members who will do the same.

Reporting to our Head of Product Development, and working very closely policy, science and business development teams, you will be responsible for the implementation and delivery of an exciting array projects. These range from very large, multi-country projects with clients who want to identify new ways of monitoring biodiversity to supporting the team to deliver new products and approaches. The role entails excellent stakeholder management skills, and working with team members, funders and project partners to deliver projects on time and on budget. The successful applicant will be an effective organizer, planner, communicator, risk manager, problem solver, and supervisor.

This is a role that requires initiative and you will be comfortable working autonomously where necessary but must ultimately thrive as part of a team.

Familiarity with the tools we use is not essential for this role since full training will be provided.

The full specification of this job role can be found below. To apply, please email us at careers@naturemetrics.co.uk including a CV and covering letter. There is no fixed deadline for applications, and the position will be held open until we find the right candidate.

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Roles & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for delivering projects on time and on budget.
  • Project management from end-to-end including kick off meetings, setting targets and deadlines, managing delivery and budgets, identifying and managing obstacles, coordinating staff and internal resources, designing risk mitigation plans, and ultimately delivering the high standard that our customers expect from NatureMetrics
  • Notifying Team leaders of any risks to project delivery.
  • Set up and task cross-department delivery teams to manage the delivery of projects
  • Contribute to the development of company-wide processes for managing, tracking and reporting on projects
  • Contributing to tender submissions
  • Providing training to project teams

Personal Specification

Education & qualities
  • Demonstrable project management experience
  • No specific level of education is required
  • A formal project management qualification would be an advantage
Specialist knowledge, skills & experience
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills working with team members, funders and project partners to deliver projects on time and on budget
  • Experience of complex project management with multi-stakeholder teams
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with overlapping timelines and competing priorities
  • Experience of managing project budgets and reporting
  • Experienced with implementing project management software to manage, track and report on project progress and deliverables
  • Excellent communication, written and presentation skills in English
  • Self-starter with good initiative
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

It would also be an advantage to have:

  • A background in managing ecological, environmental or research projects
  • A background in consulting and client delivery
  • Experience managing projects using the Microsoft environment
  • Experience of growth stage businesses
  • Experience of working on grant-funded projects, delivering reports for funders
  • Fluency in languages other than English
Interpersonal & communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills are vital – we are looking for a team-player
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Organised and meticulous with excellent attention to detail, particularly in relation to documents
Additional requirements
  • All applicants are legally required to demonstrate the right to work/permission to work in the UK. If a work visa is required, we will provide the necessary support.

Terms and Conditions

  • The post is currently based at NatureMetrics Ltd, CABI Site, Bakeham Lane, Egham, Surrey, TW20 9TY but the company will be relocating to Guildford later this year.
  • There is flexibility for partial home working.
Working pattern and hours
  • The postholder is expected to work 40 hours a week Monday to Friday with core hours between 10am and 4pm. Flexible working can also be agreed with the management team
Length of appointment
  • Full time, permanent
By Published On: 10th June 2021Categories: Job Vacancy

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