Project Manager Community Infrastructure (F/M/D)
ABOUT COMMON GOAL
With more than three billion fans, football is the largest social phenomenon on the planet. No other sport boasts such wealth, reach or cultural significance. Common Goal is rooted in the belief that the world’s most popular sport is one of the few cultural forces strong enough to help shift society towards a more sustainable and equitable future for all.
We want to maximise the game’s contribution to people and planet by forging a lasting connection between football as a business and football as a catalyst for social transformation. We believe that achieving long-lasting change requires everyone’s collaboration. That’s why we are building a movement that creates opportunities for every stakeholder in football to participate and collaborate in support of our people and planet.
Bottom-up and inside-out, we place all our focus on strengthening local capacity to transform realities, embedding purpose at the heart of the football industry and using football as an enabler to inspire a shift in humanity’s mindset.
ABOUT THE ROLE
Common Goal is establishing a centre of expertise in sustainable sports spaces built on the following pillars: sustainability, equitable & inclusive access, community engagement & ownership, local networking & relationship building, football for good programming, and social & economic growth. As our Infrastructure Project Manager, you’ll be responsible for the day-to-day running of community football infrastructure projects around the world.
The role will require someone who possesses the technical expertise in building sports and community facilities and who can combine a passion for sustainability and community. Beyond having a strong understanding of sustainable infrastructure, we are looking for an individual who is able to integrate environmental and social dimensions in designing and managing projects, who thrives under pressure, and someone who is driven by their passion to do good.
- You lead our infrastructure aspirations in developing our strategy on inclusive and equitable access to public, sports, and play spaces delivered to and run by the Common Goal community.
- You implement a participatory approach that includes community actors around the space ensured.
- You manage three central components: infrastructure, coordination of the construction project, and programme implementation after pitch delivery, with main focus on infrastructure aspect.
- You support identifying community actors and project locations for upcoming projects.
- You build and maintain partnerships with community infrastructure experts and local community organisations to ensure engagement and sustainability.
- You coordinate multiple stakeholders for each project and maintain excellent information flows with project partners.
- If needed, you support procurement processes, contract negotiations, compilation of documentation for the construction process and the selection and monitoring of subcontractors and service providers.
- You establish and maintain construction timelines and project plans for each location and monitor the effective and timely completion of the construction.
- You implement guidelines and concepts for the proper maintenance and sustainability of facilities and ensure the necessary training of local staff.
- You manage the creation of application documents, project reporting, and evaluation.
- You manage the monitoring and evaluation of ongoing Football for Good programming on the existing projects.
- You have a degree in business and/or public administration, civil engineering, urban planning, international development or related fields; sound technical understanding of sports infrastructure is a plus.
- You have at least six years of professional experience in project management (e.g. infrastructure or comparable projects), ideally in the field of social and international development.
- You are familiar with creating databases, spreadsheets, presentations and the use of project management tools and apps. Ideally you have a project management certificate (e.g. PMP).
- You are fluent in English. Additional languages (such as Spanish, Turkish) are a plus.
- You are willing and able to travel regularly – if possible.
- Ideally, you are able to join the team in Berlin.
- Be part of a motivating work culture with highly talented colleagues and peers, lean decision-making processes, and unique personal development opportunities within an internationally recognised social enterprise.
- Play your part in uniting the global football community in tackling the greatest social challenges of our time and join an innovative, experienced, solutions-oriented, and impact-driven team that is passionate about football for good.
- Enjoy flexible and hybrid working arrangements, an inspiring and centrally located office, 30 days annual leave and other great features to enable an optimal balance between work and personal life.
- Benefit from attractive perks for all employees such as visa & relocation support, monthly public transport passes, a gym allowance, home-office equipment and support, as well as other great initiatives to create a fun and exciting workplace.
- Kick-start your career at Common Goal in Berlin with your own initial 12-month contract with the potential of extension into a long-term position.
- Join an international squad from 18 nationalities, speaking more than 12 languages, that lives team play every day at its fullest and regularly meets at team events and football sessions.
HOW TO APPLY
Kick things off by submitting your application documents with your CV and a cover letter that highlights your motivation to apply for this position and a few of your key achievements via our online application form. Please submit all documents and information requested, as we cannot consider incomplete applications.
Your application will be screened against the position-specific criteria and suitable, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an assessment and selection process.
Common Goal is an equal opportunities employer and strongly committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a multicultural environment. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified and experienced people! Women, those identified as female and/or non-binary, and people from minority backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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