Greenpeace International - Project Manager (New Ship)
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Finance Project Manager (New Ship)

Remote, HybridIFD - GPI Finance

Job description

12 month temporary contract / full time

*offered on a 12 month contract basis initially, with possibility of extension / move to permanent contract, subject to local terms.


Location: The successful candidate may be based in a country where one of the independent National/Regional Greenpeace organisations (NRO’s) is located. See the locations here. [Unfortunately, we are currently unable to host new staff in a number of NROs at this present time, due to various restrictions. We are unable to support hosting of new staff in Africa, India, US, UK, Italy, Colombia, MENA region, in addition to some other NRO locations. The recruitment team may reach out to you to provide an update as necessary, depending on your location].


Greenpeace International is looking for a Finance Project Manager to support the build of the new Greenpeace ship.


The Finance Project Manager plays a critical role in overseeing the financial aspects of the shipbuilding project, ensuring fiscal responsibility, accuracy, and compliance with regulatory and contractual requirements. They will work closely with the project team, senior management, and external stakeholders to manage budgets, analyse costs, and provide strategic financial guidance throughout the project lifecycle. The role will be fully dedicated to the new ship project as per the needs of the project, and it could also support other finance cross-functional projects depending on the time available.


In this role you:

  • Develop comprehensive project budgets and forecasts, including quarterly income projections, ensuring accuracy and adherence to budgetary constraints.

  • Conduct financial analysis to evaluate project feasibility, identify cost-saving opportunities, and mitigate financial risks.

  • Provide strategic financial guidance to project teams and senior management to optimize project outcomes.

  • Monitor project income, expenditures, and cash flow projections, implementing corrective actions as necessary to manage liquidity and funding needs.

  • Track project costs (labour, materials, equipment, overhead) and collaborate with project managers and procurement teams to optimize resource allocation and minimize cost overruns.

  • Develop and manage budget processes for initial spare parts and warranty periods.

  • Prepare accurate and timely financial reports, ensuring compliance with accounting standards, regulatory requirements, and internal controls.

  • Coordinate with external auditors and regulatory agencies for financial audits and inspections.

  • Review and manage the financial aspects of contracts with financial institutions, suppliers, subcontractors, and service providers, ensuring favourable terms.

  • Establish and maintain strong relationships with vendors and subcontractors, resolving financial disputes professionally.

  • Develop and strengthen strategic working relationships with various stakeholders, ensuring a holistic approach in the financial execution of the new ship build project.

  • Collaborate closely with GPI’s Legal Team to fulfil contractual obligations and adhere to GPI policies.


To find out more about the roles and responsibilities of this position you can find the job description here

Job requirements

What we’re looking for:

Remember no one has every skill or experience needed for this role and you’ll have the opportunity to learn a lot from the team. We believe someone who has a few of these is well suited to excel in this role:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field; advanced degree or professional certification (e.g., CPA, CFA) preferred.

  • Proven experience in financial project management roles, ideally within the construction or maritime industry, with a focus on project accounting, financial planning, cost control, and stakeholder management.

  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial data, identify trends, and provide actionable insights to support decision-making.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively collaborate with cross-functional teams and communicate financial information to non-financial stakeholders.

  • Proficiency in financial modelling, budgeting, and forecasting techniques, with experience using financial management software and ERP systems.

  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and financial regulations. Knowledge of industry standards applicable to ship construction projects is a plus.

  • Ability to work under pressure and effectively manage workload.

  • Proactive and solutions-focused.

  • Flexible approach to working with colleagues across multiple time zones and open to international travel.

  • Support for and belief in the core aims and values of Greenpeace.

What you can expect:

You’ll be encouraged to develop both personally and professionally, taking advantage of the wide range of learning and development opportunities available to our staff. Staff can also access our wellness initiatives, such as yoga and meditation and also have the opportunity to join our global Equity, Diversity & Inclusion staff communities.


Please visit the careers site here, to learn more about working for Greenpeace.

To Apply

If you share our vision, please click 'apply for this job' below, to begin your application.


To apply for this role, we require you to answer a selection of key criteria and upload your CV (in English) via our online application form.


Addressing the key criteria is an important part of your application. We will be looking for evidence that demonstrates your skills and experience in these areas. Use examples where possible, to draw attention to experience, knowledge, achievements and skills gained in past employment or voluntary/leisure activities, provided they are relevant to the post.


It’s advisable to prepare your responses to the key criteria before starting your online application, as you are unable to save and return to it at a later date.


If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please email us at recruitment.int@greenpeace.org. Please note that all applications have to be filled out via the website and can't be submitted via this email.


We welcome everyone to apply for our positions. We understand that some candidates hesitate to apply unless they meet 100% of the criteria. However, we strongly encourage you to apply if you meet some of the key criteria for our roles. We’d love to know how your unique experience can bring value to our team. We believe in people power and having representation from many different communities to effect change.


Greenpeace International is an equal opportunity employer with a longstanding commitment of providing a work environment that respects the dignity and worth of each individual. We recognise and value the benefits and strengths that diversity brings to our employees and the whole organisation and we thrive in an environment that encourages respect and trust. We do not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship, colour, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation and would like to invite you especially to apply!


CLOSING DATE: Sunday 30th June, 23:59 (CEST)

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