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3 Jul 2023

Full-Time Project Manager / Senior Project Manager

PSE Healthy Energy – Posted by PSEHealthyEnergy Anywhere

Job Description


PSE Healthy Energy is a non-profit energy science and policy research institute dedicated to a healthy, resilient, and equitable energy future.

Our team of public health professionals, scientists, and engineers integrate technical expertise across multiple fields to inform science-based energy policy. Our mission is to generate science-based energy and climate solutions that protect public health and the environment.


We are seeking a highly organized and motivated individual to join our team as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager, working closely in partnership with leadership, scientific research leads, and teams, you will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating research projects, ensuring timely completion of tasks and deliverables, and maintaining effective communication between various collaborators and stakeholders. The Project Manager role is a new position at PSE, and you will also have an opportunity to help shape project management systems across the organization. Your role will be crucial in driving the institute’s mission of advancing actionable energy science and policy research to address climate, health, equity, and environmental challenges. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge research and make a significant impact in the energy science-policy arena.


Project Planning, Execution, and Completion: Develop and implement project plans, timelines, and milestones in collaboration with scientific research teams, from proposal development through project completion. Monitor project progress, identify potential risks or obstacles, and proactively address them to ensure successful completion.

Team Coordination: Facilitate effective communication and collaboration among team members, including scientific researchers, the communications, development and operations departments, and external partners. Ensure that all project stakeholders are well-informed about project objectives, deliverables, and timelines.Facilitate collaboration and knowledge-sharing opportunities to enhance the institute’s reputation and impact.

Resource Management: In partnership with scientific research lead, allocate resources effectively—including personnel, equipment, and budgets—to support project requirements. Monitor and manage project expenses, ensuring adherence to budgetary guidelines.

Research Support: Provide administrative and logistical support to researchers, including coordinating meetings, managing project tracking systems and documentation, and coordinating the preparation of reports, presentations, and publications.

Quality Control: Ensure that research projects are compliant and adhere to established reporting requirements. Conduct regular reviews of project outputs, identifying opportunities for improvement and implementing corrective measures when necessary.

Improvement of Project Management Systems: Identify areas for process improvement and implement best practices in project management methodologies. Contribute to the development of standardized project management frameworks and tools.

It is not expected that a single candidate will have expertise across all these areas—we’re seeking candidates that are particularly strong in a few areas and have some interest, capabilities, and willingness to learn in others.


In addition to an ability to meet the above responsibilities, the ideal candidate will possess:

  • Proven experience (3+ years) in project management.
  • Strong knowledge of and passion for climate, environment, energy, public health, and/or energy policy issue areas, with an understanding of current trends and challenges in the field.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams and stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in project management software, methods, and tools.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities, with a keen attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • A sense of humor.


  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., Project Management, Business Administration, Energy Science, Environmental Studies, Policy, Engineering).
  • Experience in an academic or research environment.
  • Experience in an energy- or climate-related field.
  • Knowledge of research ethics, protocols, and compliance.
  • Experience with Google Workspace.
  • Familiarity with Slack.


Oakland, CA. Remote locations will also be considered.

The anticipated salary range is $75,000 – $105,000+, though the successful candidate could be hired above or below this range depending on qualifications and geographic location. Benefits are competitive and include health benefits (medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance), flexible spending account, 401(k) retirement plan with employer match, 15 days of paid vacation, paid sick leave and 11+ paid holidays.

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Please submit a resume or CV, provide a cover letter -OR- provide responses to question prompts, and provide any relevant certifications in the online portal by August 4th, 2023. Applications received by July 17, 2023 will be given priority review.

Job Categories: Energy Efficiency. Job Types: Full-Time. Salaries: See posting for details.

Job expires in 4 weeks.

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