Project Manager - Wave Energy

Working at CorPower Ocean you will be part of a world class team, determined to make big impact. We are on a mission to bring reliable and competitive wave energy to the world. We offer a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. CorPower Ocean is a global leader in wave energy, with a technology that has shown game-changing performance. Your work will contribute to the global energy transition by unlocking one of the largest untapped sources of clean energy on earth.


 We are looking for an experienced and highly efficient person for writing proposals to funding bodies and for managing and reporting existing projects. Our projects are of advanced technical nature, often aimed at setting new state-of-the-art in various technical and industrial fields. Candidates should ideally combine strong administrative and financial management skills with a genuine interest in technology and development processes. Strong writing and verbal communication skills are also essential as you will be interacting with numerous internal and external team members as well as funding bodies and other authorities. You will be responsible for coordinating projects to meet established budgets and timelines, and for the accuracy and quality of technical and financial reports. For the project execution you will be working closely with our technical teams, and for the financial reporting with our finance team. We offer a fast-paced environment where regular and quick adoption of skills is essential to success. The role is based in in Viana do Castelo where you will take overall responsibility for publicly funded projects in our Portuguese entity. For the right candidate there is the opportunity to build and lead a Project Office team over time.   


  • Coordinate the execution of projects to timeline, budget and quality targets
  • Organise and submit accurate financial reports and reimbursement requests to funding bodies, in cooperation with HR, finance teams and external accounting firm
  • Organise, visualise, and help prioritise tasks and resources in your projects
  • Ensure alignment between stakeholders, serve the engineering teams with status and schedule updates
  • Coordinate timely writing and submission of technical reports, in cooperation with technical teams
  • Support with writing winning project proposals to public funding bodies
  • Continuous monitoring of financial status of each project, with monthly project accounting process 
  • Maintain KPI scorecards to monitor project progress vs contractual targets 
  • Monitor the available funding landscape and identify applicable funding opportunities
  • Represent CorPower at various events and meetings
  • Any other duties, as appropriate to the position as requested

Skills and qualifications

  • At least 5 years of experience in manging and reporting publicly funded R&D projects.
  • Degree in Management, Economics, Engineering or related field of knowledge
  • Expertise in management and reporting of publicly funded projects, e.g. PT2020, H2020, EEA.
  • Proven capacity of writing and coordinating winning project proposals in competitive calls
  • Solid understanding of contract terms and managing public funding contracts.
  • Strong communication skills, verbally and in writing, English and Portuguese language
  • Ability to summarize and clearly communicate the key points in proposals and reports   
  • High degree of organisation and attention to details, both within finance and technical topics    
  • Strong skills in project management tools and software
  • Attributes like good planning capacity and analytical mindset with extra attention to detail are a must.

As a person:

  • you are striving for excellence and put quality into everything you do
  • you enjoy leading and coaching team members to reach the best joint results
  • you love to learn new things and take pride in constantly developing your skills
  • you are always searching for the most simple and elegant solutions to difficult problems
  • you are persistent, knowing it takes stamina to reach ambitious goals
  • you are data driven and strive to always back your points with a solid analysis
  • you are outspoken and like to interact with colleagues, partners, and suppliers   

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Viana do Castelo

Avenida do Cabedelo
4935 Viana do Castelo Directions View page

What's in it for you?

  • Our mission

    CorPower Ocean brings competitive wave energy technology to the world, unlocking one of the largest untapped sources of renewable energy - harnessing the natural power of the oceans to help us tackle climate change and achieve a sustainable low-carbon future.

    We are solving a grand challenge that no one else have cracked the code for. With growing global attention to the health of our Earth´s environment, this mission is more important than ever. We find it hard to imagine doing anything more meaningful than this!

  • Your impact

    Each team member works with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. The technical and commercial challenges you will be part of solving are complex, cutting-edge and highly inspiring . Entering the world of wave energy technology with CPO gives you a unique chance to use, improve and hone your skills.

  • Fun!

    It's not all just hard work here at CPO. In reaching our goals we laugh, we care, we are a CPO-family that enjoy both solving challenges and hanging out with each other. During the journey to complete the dream of a better future there will be lots of challenges, but also lots of fun,and tremendous sense of achievement - you don't want to miss it!

  • CPO benefits

    We offer an attractive packages including: competitive base salary, stock options , health & wellbeing support , pension plan, health insurance, and six weeks of paid vacation.

Be part of something great

We are a dynamic, supportive, fun and a truly international team of more than 10 nationalities including industry experts innovators, experienced interdisciplinary engineers and business professionals.

CPO strive to combine the best of world class knowledge from around the world with a true entrepreneurial spirit devoted to developing the best wave energy technology out there .  


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