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R&D Project Manager (European Projects), Barcelona Spain

Job no: 590494
Work type: Full time - Fixed term/Contract
Categories: Economics / Business, Research, Science, Technology, Business Development and Industry Engagement, Research and Innovation, Project Management

  • Manage and deliver multiple EU funded projects including EINST4INE & other Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA)
  • Excellent benefits including flexible work arrangements, free language classes, international environment
  • Five year, fixed-term contract from November 2020 (flexible/negotiable)
  • Gross Annual Salary: 40000 neg (salary commensurate with experience and qualifications)
  • Based at RMIT Europe, (Barcelona, Spain) - current working rights in Spain/EU required

About us 

RMIT is a multi-sector university of technology, design and enterprise with more than 91,000 students and 11,000 staff globally. RMIT offers postgraduate, undergraduate, vocational education and online programs to provide students with a variety of work-relevant pathways. 


Our Values inspire us, wherever we are in the world, and guide how we live and work together. 

Imagination. Agility. Courage. Passion. Impact. Inclusion. 

What unites us is our purpose and our values; they are at the heart of who we are, what we stand for, how we make decisions and connect with each other.  

RMIT exists to create transformative experiences for our students, getting them ready for life and work. You will be a part of a productive and collaborative team, who values working relationships and outcomes through open and inclusive planning, continuous information sharing and transparent work practices. 

About RMIT Europe/The Role

RMIT Europe, based in Barcelona is a coordinating centre for extending RMIT University's international engagement, and strategically growing our collaborative research and mobility activity in Europe. It facilitates RMIT's engagement with European universities and industry partners, and supports trans-regional collaborative projects, with a particular focus on partnerships across Europe, Australia, Asia, and Latin America.

RMIT Europe is seeking a dynamic, proactive and highly motivated European Project Manager to manage the project implementation of an "Innovative Training Network" (ITN) scheduled to start in January 2021 and coordinated by RMIT Europe.

The Project Manager will play an active role in managing other Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions (MSCA) projects. They will be based at RMIT Europe and the primary focus will be to lead all management and coordination activities of an ITN project on European Training Network for InduStry Digital Transformation across Innovation Ecosystems project also known as EINST4INE (approved for funding under the H2020-MSCA-ITN-2020 call). 
Working with the academic lead and coordinator, the Project Manager will primarily be responsible for the overall management and delivery of EINST4INE project. 

RMIT Europe Benefits

About you 
The ideal candidate will have European project management experience in Marie Skłodowska Curie Actions (MSCA) including ITN and RISE projects. Your experience will span to project administration, coordination and management of H2020-MSCA projects.

You will bring to the role your organisational and analytical skills including ability to meet tight deadlines, prioritise and multi-task across a portfolio of projects. We are looking for someone who can work both independently and autonomously and as a member of a multi-disciplinary and agile team to meet project outcomes and milestones. Ideally you will have strong communication and stakeholder engagement skills including the ability to create and maintain relationships with multiple consortium and international partners in academia and industry.  

In addition is is important that you have a solid understanding of the administrative and financial rules of European H2020 projects and more specifically MSCA projects.


• Master degree (Business, Science or European Affairs an advantage).

• Interest and experience in Industry 4.0, digital transformation and innovation ecosystems will be highly desirable.

• High level proficiency in English and some ability in Spanish would be beneficial.  

• Willingness and availability to travel nationally and internationally several times a year.

• Eligible to legally work in Spain.


• Existing network, partnerships and prior experience in the Industry 4.0, digital transformation and/or business innovation sectors.

• Specific training and/ or qualifications in European project management.

Download File RMITE Project Manager_EINST4INE_PD_FINAL.pdf

Applications close 11:55pm Sunday 27 September 2020.

To apply, please submit your resume, brief cover letter and address the Key Selection Criteria within the PD (separate document) and apply via our careers portal Here outlining your interest for this role. For further information please reach out to Professor Anne-Laure Mention, ECP Director via email or Marie Maillart Associate Director, Planning & Resources 

If required we are able to make adjustments to the recruitment process for your accessibility requirements. Please contact us via your preferred type of communication: email or call Kassie on +61399252442 with your request(s). 

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We’re proud to share with you some of our wins: 

  • RMIT University is an Athena SWAN member with Bronze Award accreditation and the College of Science, Engineering and Health is central to driving improvements in gender equality, diversity and inclusion, particularly in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) disciplines. 

  • We are ranked #1 in the world for our efforts to reduce inequality and #10 overall in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings 2020. 

  • In 2020, RMIT University has become the first Australian institution to receive the HR Excellence in Research Award, recognized by the European Commission. 
  • We placed 11th in the 2019 Talent Board APAC Candidate Experience Awards. 

  • We were named as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. 
  • We achieved Gold Employer status for LGBTIQ inclusion in the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) in 2018, 2019 and 2020. We are also the first organisation ever to be named Employer of the Year twice (2019 and 2020). 

  • We were recognised as a top five employer in 2018 for workplace accessibility with the Australian Network on Disability. 

RMIT is an equal opportunity employer committed to being a child safe organisation. 

Please note that whilst we still accept applications from any persons interested in our roles, due to the impacts of COVID-19, we are currently prioritising applications from those with current working rights in Spain/EU and who are not affected by travel restrictions. 








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