Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping

Program Manager

Decarbonizing the maritime industry is more than a job to us. We are a team of deeply committed colleagues working to ensure safe and sustainable zero-carbon solutions for shipping that benefit both people and planet. Our Center is a visible and significant driver of the global maritime decarbonization journey, and strategic planning plays a vital role in accelerating the transition.

Mærsk McKinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is currently looking for a Program Manager to join us on this journey. The focus of the position is to eliminate technical, regulatory, and safety risks for alternative fuel and onboard technology that can be activated and made feasible to enable decarbonizing of shipping.

Responsibility and what we offer
Considering the full value chain from primary energy through to combustion onboard the vessel and regulation to support the value chain, the Program will carry out demonstrations – supported by studies, analyses, and projects - to advance the fuel pathways by bringing the right industry representatives together. A key focus area is to align, advice and influence the industry & regulators on decarbonization pathways.

The Program Manager will be part of the Program Management team and will report to Chief Strategy & Operations Officer. You will lead the program and be setting the strategic direction and prioritization of ideation and projects executed within the program.

In the Center we work in a matrix organization. The Program Manager do not have functional or project management responsibilities, but the ideal program manager should be recognized as a driver of the Program from a strategic perspective setting the direction, the strategic priorities and identifying the gaps within the Program. This includes actively engaging with the internal stakeholder but also external stakeholders to understand the needs to drive the transition within technical, business, and regulatory transition drivers.
Our external stakeholder include amongst others our 24 Strategic Corporate Partners, policy makers, academia, and regulators.

Program objectives (non-exhaustive):
• Eliminate technological, regulatory and commercialization barriers and gaps for introducing alternative fuels for scalable and safe marine application
• Align and advice industry on producing and using alternative fuels
• Mature global alignment and accelerate establishment of required standards and regulations for fuels and safety
• Assess LCA of alternative fuel pathways
• Priorities development, demonstration, and regulatory activities

Through a diverse workforce we offer:
• An international, talented team of mission-driven colleagues
• An innovative and collaborative workplace with room for development
• A caring and social work environment who succeed together
• Opportunity to expand your knowledge base and get responsibility on both large and small tasks

Your qualifications
To succeed in this role, the right candidate is able to work constructively with the cross functional teams and challenge and support the teams as needed.

We strongly encourage candidates with a diverse background and seniority levels to apply. The following competencies are on our wish list:

Professional experience:
• M. Sc. or equivalent with 10 years of professional experience
• International experience from maritime or energy sectors
• Able to understand the technical aspects of the maritime value chain and alternative fuels
• Knowledge and passion for decarbonization
• Experience with business development and strategic planning
• Proven track record with project management and change management
• A strategic thinker with the ability to see the full picture
• Technically literate with excellent communication skills and proficiency in English

Personal characteristics:
• A positive can-do attitude – willingness to do what it takes in a start-up environment.
• Analytical astute and solutions orientated.
• Dynamic and resilient to changing priorities.
• Collaborative mindset – we succeed together as a center
• Able to work in a matrix organization
• Cultural awareness – we operate in a global setting
• Initiative – ability to promote own objectives.

The recruitment process
If interested, please submit your CV and motivational letter as soon as possible and no later than March 31st, 2023.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the position, please do not hesitate to contact People & Culture at people.culture@zerocarbonshipping.com. Any information sent to us will be treated with full confidentiality and in accordance with current GDPR legislation. All applications will be processed on an ongoing basis. At Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping we value the diversity of our talent in all its forms and we see diversity as a genuine source of strength for building high performing teams. We welcome international applicants and look forward to receiving your application.

About the Center
The Fonden Mærsk Mc-Kinney Møller Center for Zero Carbon Shipping is a not-for-profit, independent research- and development center working across the energy- and shipping sectors with industry, academia, and authorities. With Partners, the Center explores viable decarbonization pathways, facilitates the development and implementation of new energy technologies; builds confidence in new concepts and their supply chains; and accelerates the transition by defining and maturing viable strategic pathways to the required systemic change. The Center is placed in Copenhagen and work with partners globally.

The Center was founded in 2020 with a start-up donation of DKK 400m from the A.P. Moller Foundation. Corporate Partners to the Center include: Alfa Laval, American Bureau of Shipping, A.P. Moller - Maersk, bp, Cargill, Haldor Topsoe, MAN Energy Solutions, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Mitsui, NORDEN, NYK Line, Seaspan Corporation, Siemens Energy, Stolt Tankers, Sumitomo Corporation, Swire Group, TotalEnergies, DP World, and V.Group. For more information, please visit www.zerocarbonshipping.com

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