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Project Manager and International Specialist, Agriculture and Climate Change, Lyngby

Are you interested in working on climate change, sustainability and land use? Are you self-driven and possess an analytical mind and project management skills?

Our Bioeconomy, Climate Change and Agricultural Services group with the Environment and Water Division of COWI A/S is seeking an experienced Project Manager. We are looking for a colleague who can lead projects and produce content as part of team in preferably in Lyngby, however Vejle or Bruxelles can be an option - are you ready to join our team of top-professional and engaged colleagues working for improving the use of bio-based resources?

You will be Project Manager for projects relating to developing policies, strategies and solutions to promote sustainable, low carbon development in agriculture and forestry and dependent industries in the Bioeconomy in Europe and globally.


The project manager will:

  • Manage projects according to agreed scope of work, budget and time
  • Design and execute methodologies, lead analytical work, draft reports and develop solutions and recommendations for our clients
  • Produce and quality assure reports in professional policy english
  • Lead meetings, make and execute presentations, design and be moderator at workshops.


You will have a master's degree specialised in e.g. natural or environmental sciences, environmental law or international studies and more than 7 years' experience in the nexus of climate change and land use, forestry, agriculture and bio-resources.

  • You will have at least 5 years of Project Management experience on international projects involving multiple organisations on the below topics
  • First-hand experience with at least one of the below four topics:
    • EU Climate, Bioenergy, Environmental and/or Common Agricultural Policy
    • Governance of supply chain sustainability and deforestation (REDD+, FLEGT, EUTR or relevant UN conventions is an asset)
    • The Circular Bioeconomy and sustainability of bio-based products
    • MRV in land use sectors in the context of Natural Capital Accounting, IPCC Reporting Guidelines or other metrics for measuring impact
  • Preferably experience from either international policy development, either from a Public Authority, EU and its institutions, Development Banks, International NGOs, or Business Association 
  • Documented professional proficiency in English, working experience in Danish, French, or any major African language would be an asset
  • Experience in setting up, structuring, managing and drafting high quality policy or review reports targeted at international expert readers.


  • Deliver quality work according to deadlines with attention to detail and correctness of information
  • Focused, organized and analytical
  • Dedicated to full-project-cycle responsibility from ideation over execution to completion and can manage several complex projects at a time
  • Driven by engagement to promote sustainable development globally.  


COWI holds an international key position within Bioeconomy, Climate Change and Agricultural Services and our market share is growing. We are a team of consultants working on EU, international and Danish projects solving Policy, Governance, Finance or Sustainability issues in the field of environment, land use, forestry, agriculture, and the use of bio-based resources for clients such as the European Commission, the World Bank, the private energy and bioeconomy sector, and the Scandinavian Environment-, Nature-, Agriculture- and Energy Agencies.


We offer a full-time position – 37 hours per week. Part time is also an option. Our workdays are flexible and subject to our clients' needs and your responsibilities. You will be expected to travel 5-20 days in a year.

We offer an exciting job in COWI where we place emphasis on personal commitment, responsibility, and independence in everything we do.

We offer you challenging multidisciplinary projects in an international company and the possibility of expatriation.
You will be part of an open and informal working environment with good employment practices, flexible employee benefits and a health insurance.

We boast a good social environment, which is development-oriented, and which considers sparring and knowledge sharing to be key elements. You will also have the chance to shape your position, and targeted development and supplementary training will be a natural part of your job.


For further information, please contact:

Asger Strange Olesen
Associate Technical Director
Environment, Health & Safety
Mobile: +45 5640 2297

We look forward to receiving your CV and application at 20 June 2019 at the latest.

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