Project Manager for MAIA Project

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3)  offers a full-time Project Manager Position on the MAIA project. MAIA is a Horizon Europe Coordinating Support Action (GA 101056935), funded by HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01 coordinated by BC3.

 Job description:

The Basque Centre for Climate Change (BC3), offers a full-time Project Manager position to support the research activities in the context of the project Maximising Impact and Accessibility of European Climate Research (MAIA) (ID 101056935), led by Dr. Maria José Sanz.

This is a 3-year research project funded by the HORIZON-CL5-2021-D1-01 that will be developed within the framework of the Terrestrial Ecosystems Research Line (RL3).

MAIA will act as an impact multiplier by providing social structures, technological and outreach activities to accompany, potentiate and help maximise the impact of climate research projects funded under Horizon Europe. More information on the project can be found at

Key responsibilities: 

  • Support the Scientific Coordinator in the Strategic Management of the project and technical discussions.
  • Financial and administrative project management at the consortium level.
  • Focal contact point between the Coordinator, the Partners and the Commission.
  • Manage interactions with internal and external specialists on technical, ethical and legal aspects, communications, and with the external advisory board.
  • Organization of project meetings, including financial and administrative aspects.
  • International travelling and participation to consortium meetings when required.

Main requirements/skills: 

  • Master or PhD degree.
  • Experience in Project Management with international consortiums.
  • Excellent project management skills related to finance, administration and communication.
  • Ability to coordinate teamwork and interact with a broad range of scientific and policy stakeholders at European level.
  • Experience in R&D EU projects, knowledge of H2020 and Horizon Europe Programme.
  • Proven experience in organizing meeting and events.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in attending high-level meetings in a global context.
  • Experience in constructing indicators to measure progress and performance accurately.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Excellent written and oral command of English and Spanish.

Desirable requirements:

  • Good command of Portuguese.

Benefits and work environment 

  • Interdisciplinary and inspiring work environment.
  • Quiet and spacious workspaces.
  • Possibility of participating in internal training and academic activities of the centre.
  • 35-hour week work calendar.
  • 30 days of vacation per year.

Term of contract

Starting in May 2024, the position will be for the whole duration of the project (31st August 2025) with a six-month probation period.



The position will carry competitive salary, matching the academic and professional profile of the applicant, and excellent work conditions.


Basque Centre for Climate Change, Leioa, Spain.

As an HR Excellence awarded institution, BC3 is committed to conciliating research-academic requirements and family duties. BC3 is particularly concerned with creating equal opportunities for people independently of gender, culture, and race. Anyone with relevant qualifications is therefore strongly encouraged to apply for the position.

Application procedure:

Fill the form below and upload one PDF document with the following information:

  1. CV
  3. Contact information of two referees.


2 April, 2024 (CET 15:00).

Informal enquiries can be made to Prof María José Sanz ( ) noting in the subject of the message “MAIA Scientific Project Manager”.

Please consider that only applications sent through the form included at the bottom of the BC3 web page will be considered (,

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