Project Manager, Industrial Transition Accelerator (ITA) 

Location:   Preference in Europe / United Kingdom  

Conditions: Remote working 90% 

Reports to: ITA Strategy Lead 

Hours per week: Full-time  

Overtime status: Exempt 

Are you passionate about developing innovative solutions to the climate crisis and supercharging industrial decarbonization?  Are you interested in being a foundational member of a new organization?  If yes, then join our growing team. 

The Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) is a movement of climate leaders and companies driving industrial decarbonization across the entire value chain of the world’s highest-emitting sectors: aluminum, cement, chemicals, steel, aviation, shipping, and trucking. MPP is charting the inventive steps and radical collaboration to enable commercial-scale First Projects in this decisive decade. 

The Industrial Transition Accelerator (ITA)’s mission is to catalyze decarbonization across heavy-emitting sectors, including energy, industry, and transportation, and accelerate the delivery of Paris-aligned targets. The ITA Secretariat brings global industry leaders together with policymakers, finance, and technical experts to unlock investment and rapidly scale implementation and delivery of projects needed to cut emissions, consistent with credible 2030 1.5°C pathway targets as determined by the International Energy Agency (IEA).  

The ITA Secretariat will be hosted by the Mission Possible Partnership (MPP) and will actively facilitate collaboration, engagement, and implementation with partners in policy, finance, infrastructure, and technology. Founding partners include the Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero (GFANZ), the Sustainable Markets Initiative (SMI), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), and the World Economic Forum (WEF). MPP will lead the Secretariat and technical work alongside key industry-specific initiatives. 

MPP has an exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to support the delivery of the ITAs work programme.  

Position Overview  

The PM’s key responsibilities will be supporting the ITA’s Strategy Lead in the development and execution of the ITA’s overarching strategy, ensuring alignment with objectives, insightful report generation for informed decision-making, and providing strategic and administrative support to the Leadership Council and Co-Chairs for effective decision-making. 

The PM will take the lead on day-to-day project management of multiple ITA workstreams to keep momentum whilst maintaining alignment with overall objectives. The individual will also be a key internal and external point of contact for the ITA team engagement and will coordinate interactions with the rest of the ITA team and broader ecosystem of partners. This includes regular updates on key events and activities, organizing meetings, etc.  

This is a proactive role and the individual needs to deliver autonomously, identifying, prioritising, communicating, and addressing anticipated needs for the project team. They will also have a collaborative mindset with excellent relationship management skills, building strong working relationships within the ITA, our partners, and other stakeholders. The role will require the ability to work to deadlines and be detailed-oriented whilst understanding and responding to shifting priorities and the broader context within which the team operates. They will be flexible in their approach and able to move between multiple activities as required by the project flow.  

The Project Manager’s responsibilities include: 

  • Support the development of the ITA’s work programme with defined clear accountabilities and keep it up to date.  
  • Drive day-to-day management of multiple simultaneous workstreams in a timely and efficient way, maximising impact with the overall team.  
  • Develop information for internal and external communication – memos, emails, presentations, reports, ensuring maintenance core assets and ad hoc documents. 
  • Management of day-to-day communications with external stakeholders from a range of public & private sectors. 
  • Support and create a flow of regular activity including finance and impact reporting. 
  • Ensuring that the ITA team has organised knowledge management, with insights / tools / approaches codified and shared across the team. 
  • Support with orchestration and delivery of key events and work programme milestones in collaboration with the team. 
  • Support with meetings; capture overall notes and track actions. 
  • Supporting with meeting briefings, presentations, speaking notes for the senior team  
  • Working alongside the ITA Leads to respond to fast moving priorities.  

  

Position Requirements:  

  • 3-5+ years of relevant experience in a high-caliber environment (corporate C-Suite, government, or top-tier strategy consulting firm). 
  • Prior experience and good knowledge of the climate space, in particular energy, industry, and/or transport decarbonisation. 
  • Proactive and self-starter, appetite for working autonomously in a fast-paced environment.  
  • Excellent project management and coordination skills – ability to support a complex programme delivered by a lean team, maintaining direction while adapting to changing circumstances. 
  • Clear, high-quality communication: verbal, written, presentation. Ability to develop compelling narratives based on quantitative and qualitative data, and write concise, well-structured documents conveying clear but subtle messages. 
  • Experience interacting with senior executives. 
  • Collaborative team player, with strong interpersonal and relationship management skills. 
  • Ability to develop and nurture trusting relationships and partnerships with a range of stakeholders (inc. senior executives) from different organisational and geographical horizons. 
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, excellent digital skills.  
  • Flexibility in approach and comfortable in an entrepreneurial/start-up environment. 
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent degree.  

  

Additional Desirable Requirements:  

  • Experience working in/with membership organisations, and the corporate, NGO and policy worlds.  
  • Previous experience project managing a large programme.  

Compensation  

MPP compensates based on the level and requirements of the role. Salary within our ranges may also be determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as required by the role, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data. 

  

If you are interested in joining our team we would like to hear from you. Please send resume and cover letter to our HR team at [email protected]