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Project Manager Grants & Public Affairs (w/m/x)

Greenlyte Carbon Technologies

Greenlyte Carbon Technologies

Essen, Germany
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
Are you ready to save the planet?

We will help prevent a climate crisis by freeing the world from fossil fuels. Our breakthrough direct air capture technology captures CO2 from the atmosphere and produces hydrogen in parallel.

The clock is ticking. What are you waiting for?

Our goals are ambitious. We need people who are inspired and motivated to turn these aspirations into reality; to grow and develop with us.

At Greenlyte Carbon Technologies, you will be responsible for funding projects and the associated legal issues.

This includes the identification of potential funding calls and the preparation of a comprehensive funding outline for a new project to scale up our DAC technology, which is scheduled to start in 2026 at the latest.

How you'll contribute

Specifically you will…

… be responsible for Greenlyte’s grant applications and R&D project coordination.

  • Identification and analysis of relevant funding programs at national and European level.

  • Development and implementation of strategies for successfully applying for public funding or grants.

  • Preparing, submitting and leading grant applications in collaboration with our management team and external stakeholders.

  • Ensuring the timely and proper processing of grant applications.

  • Oversee ongoing publicly funded projects for compliance, guidelines, and team composition.

  • Preparing reports and presentations for management.

… be Greenlyte’s main point of contact for grants and publicly funded projects.

  • Establishing and maintaining contacts with funding providers.

  • Building an ecosystems for large scale public funded projects.

  • Being responsible for public affairs.

Your first 12 months in the role: expectations and deliverables

Months 0-3

  • Gain a clear understanding of our team, technology, and current grants- and funding practices.

  • Develop strong working relationships with key stakeholders and understand where you can best support them.

  • Screen funding programs, create a database of potential funding sources, deadlines, and requirements.

  • Kick-off a new grant proposal.

Months 3-6

  • Submit a new grant proposal.

  • Taken over ownership of coordinating our running R&D projects.

  • Coordinate regular meetings with project teams to monitor progress and address any issues promptly.

  • Prepare detailed reports on grant application progress, successes, and areas for improvement.

Months 6-12

  • Make a proactive role in public affairs, representing Greenlyte in discussions with funding bodies and other stakeholders.

  • Build and maintain a robust ecosystem for large-scale publicly funded projects, fostering collaboration and partnerships.

  • Conduct regular audits and reviews of ongoing projects, making adjustments as necessary to optimize performance.

About you
  • Studies in the field of business administration/management, industrial engineering, accounting or controlling, law or comparable qualification.

  • At least 2-3 years of experience in applying for and managing funding.

  • Strong communication and negotiation skills.

  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.

  • Ability to work in a team as well as an independent and structured way of working.

  • Confident handling of MS Office and ideally experience with special funding software solutions.

  • Very good written and spoken German and English skills.

  • Bonus: Solid knowledge of the national and European funding landscape.

What we offer
  • 30 days vacation plus public holidays to ensure you also have the down time needed to rest and recharge.

  • The possibility to grow and shape your role.

  • Working with founders who understand - and invest time in - the importance of building a healthy and sustainable organization.

  • Open and transparent communication on company development.

Noteworthy points
  • This role cannot be done fully remotely. We require someone who lives within commuting distance to Essen or is open to relocate which we are happy to support.

Did you like what you just read? Apply directly and send us your CV. We look forward to hearing from you!

About us
GCT was founded in September 2022 with the ambition to develop a low-cost, robust Direct Air Capture technology that captures CO2 at world-leading energy rates, whilst supplying hydrogen as a by-product. The company’s technology is based on 15 years of research and has been proven at various scales. Since its founding, the company raised 8-million Euros in funding from leading venture capitalists and renowned business angels.