Senior Project Manager

at Science Based Targets
Published August 28, 2022
Location Mexico City, Mexico
Category Management  
Job Type Full Time  


Job Purpose and Background:


The Senior Manager for the Project Management Office is an exciting new role to support successful delivery of projects at the forefront of enabling corporate climate action. The postholder will define, standardize, establish, and run the strategy for project management of external-facing developments (e.g. standards and sector guidance) across the initiative.


Although this role sits within the Standards team, the PMO functions as a central support team and you will also collaborate closely with the Sectoral development and Financial Institutions teams.


About the team


The Technical Department leads the development and maintenance of the key resources within the initiative to enable the adoption of climate targets in line with the best-available science and following best-practice for standard-setting organizations.


The normative and non-normative resources developed by the Technical Department are the backbone of the SBTi target-setting framework and include, amongst others, the development of standards, criteria, recommendations, sector-specific guidance, topic-specific guidance and tools, as well as the scientific foundations that underpin all of these, including the curation of scenarios, target-setting methods, though leadership and novel research.


The Standards Team is a key pillar of the Technical Department responsible for the development and maintenance of cross-sector standards. The Standard Team act as “product owners” for the key cross-sector standards of the initiative, including coordination across different teams to ensure the successful integration and implementation of SBTi standards,


Key responsibilities include:


Drives the strategy for project management of external-facing development projects, such development of standards and sector-specific projects, across the initiative

Responsible for improving project delivery, increasing efficiency and effectiveness by standardizing processes and defining best practices

Helping project teams to plan, resource and implement technical development projects applying best practice for complex project delivery

Fostering cross-functional collaboration by defining how different teams interact throughout project processes

Provide ongoing support to the team by providing trainings, updating guidelines, and continuing to standardize best practices as the organization grows

Essential skills and experience needed:


Extensive experience with agile and/or other project management strategies

Highly organized, fast learner and strong attention to detail

Able to handle multiple tasks and work in a constantly evolving environment

Solution-focussed, with excellent problem-solving skills

Self-motivated and able to work on your own initiative

Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Strong leadership and interpersonal skills to foster collaboration in an international and multicultural remote work environment

Excited by the prospect of understanding and sharing best practice

Desirable criteria:


Passionate about working with global businesses to prevent dangerous climate change

Possess a recognised project management qualification

Experience using Asana work management platform

This is a full-time role based in the locations stated above. The salary for this role will be dependent on location and level of experience. This role is a fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of extension and it will be reporting to the Head of Standards.


Interested candidates should be legally allowed to work in the countries specified. The SBTi cannot sponsor any working visas.


How to apply


Please email your CV and a cover letter setting out why do you want to work in the SBTi, how you meet the required skills, experience or key responsibilities, and salary expectations which should be no more than two pages together in one document, with Senior Manager, PMO followed by your first name and surname in the subject.

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