Project manager to advance global low carbon construction materials

Join the innovative construction sustainability software market leader

Program manager, global low carbon

construction network

We are looking for a Program manager, global low carbon construction network to join our fast-growing team. You will have a key position in a forerunning, fast growing construction sustainability software company. This is your chance to shape and speed up low carbon construction globally.

The core purpose of this role is to advance low carbon construction materials design and procurement practises globally and to build, coordinate and support a network of local hubs to mainstream low carbon design, procurement and manufacturing in the construction sector. This role is part of our non-profit activity.

The role will work globally, with priority given to markets where our actions can have a significant impact on decarbonising construction design and manufacturing sector.

About the company

Bionova Ltd is a software company that helps professionals to build a sustainable future: we strongly value integrity, curiosity, and excellence. We’ve been in business since 2001 and we are growing very rapidly. Our diverse and talented team currently consists of 14 nationalities.

One Click LCA is our world-leading and rapidly growing life-cycle assessment software for the construction industry. It is used in 60+ countries by leading businesses, including Arup, Foster+Partners, Ramboll, Saint-Gobain, Skanska, WSP and national and local governments. We support more than 40 standards and certifications and have unique global database and a portfolio of more than 10 integrations with different design softwares.

As buildings and construction cause a third of global carbon emissions, and one half of raw material use, this industry has an essential role in fighting climate change, and we’re committed to help drive change in this industry.

About the position

You will have a strong knowledge of low carbon construction, including impact of materials, or sufficient basis and motivation to become expert in this area.

The purpose of this role is to help markets transform the construction materials design, procurement and manufacturing practises to less carbon intensive ones.

To achieve this, you’ll be building, coordinating, supporting and activating a network of local organisations who shall advance the mission in their respective countries. You will build a global network of partners and put the fire in their bellies to drive change. This is powered by a new free to use low carbon design software we launch.

The role involves liaising with NGOs, funders, cities, regulators and other organisations globally, and where appropriate, fundraising and managing delivery of technical assistance programs or specific projects to achieve these goals.

You’ll be able to listen and understand the needs of the local organisations and find solutions to best address them, and when needed challenge them with your expertise. You are also in pivotal role to develop relationships helping us to succeed in the long term. You will also support product development relevant for these goals.

Full professional proficiency in English is required.

We require that you have a get-things-done attitude, ability to work independently and you want to make a difference in this field. Also, you are a fast learner who wants to improve constantly.

We value demonstrated track record of achievement in building networks, relevant competence and experience and industry knowledge, and relevant education. This position is available preferably in Helsinki, other locations may be considered.

Why apply for this position

One Click LCA is the global leader for construction LCA, and is growing rapidly in advanced markets. Now it’s your change to replicate that success in the Global South.

  • You’ll be working with leading professionals to define and implement global best practices, with potential for very significant impact and unparalleled learning
  • You will have substantial freedom and responsibility, and you’ll see your results directly
  • Contributing directly to driving the construction industry towards Net Zero Carbon, or a cleaner planet
  • You will have substantial freedom – no fixed hours and remote working is ok
  • With that also comes substantial responsibility and ability to see the results of your contributions directly
  • We offer a variety of interesting challenges and opportunities to learn and grow
  • Become a part of a dynamic, friendly, motivated and diverse team of top-notch professionals
  • Company with a meaningful mission in an informal environment with easy access to anyone in the firm

The application process and timeline

 Please send your CV and cover letter to careers@bionova.fi with the subject “Project manager, global low carbon construction network” and explain why you want this job, and why you are the right person for the job. If you want to work from another location than Helsinki please state that clearly in the application.

The applications close on March 27th, 2020 close of business. We aim to review applications as they are received. Selected candidates are invited to an interview.

For additional information please contact Panu Pasanen at +358 44 2871 722.

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