CMHC – Project Manager

Project Manager

PEP is seeking an experienced Project Manager to lead on an exciting new marine hydrogen centre development, working alongside our delivery partner, the University of Exeter.

The case for hydrogen to replace fossil fuels in the maritime sector is gathering pace, and PEP is developing a new research and testing facility in the UK for use by equipment suppliers worldwide.  The Cornwall Marine Hydrogen Centre (CMHC) is a European funded project based at the University of Exeter’s Cornwall campus, dedicated to testing the marinisation of hydrogen systems for small to medium vessels.

The global maritime industry relies on oil, and has a huge challenge to decarbonise.  International shipping is charged with a 40% carbon reduction by 2030, but there is also a need for change in smaller fishing vessels, ferries, and pleasure boats.  A hydrogen-electric system provides a practical and lighter solution to all electric alternatives, with fast and easy refueling and much greater range. To realise these benefits with fuel cells, marinisation needs to be designed in, tested, and proven, and the newly created Cornwall Marine Hydrogen Centre will help to do just that.

The role will be part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and will include the following key responsibilities:  

  • To assume overall responsibility for delivery of the ERDF project.
  • To represent PEP on the project Delivery Partner Board as necessary.
  • To manage comprehensive project plans and budgets, share throughout the project team, assign responsibility, and progress chase to completion.
  • Track project performance and prepare periodic reports.
  • Make ongoing adjustments to project plans and budgets to ensure project is delivered, on time, on budget and on quality.
  • To organise and chair all project management meetings.
  • To manage the project website and prepare periodic updates.
  • Liaison with third-party contractors, service providers and equipment suppliers.
  • To lead the delivery of the planned research and development activities.

Core skills and experience:

  • A proven track record of effective management of people.
  • Strong inter-personal skills, both verbal and written.
  • Ideally, demonstrable Marine or Energy related project management experience.

Start Date:

As soon as possible.

This role will be part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.