Project Manager in the area of Engineering and Data Science

Updated: 3 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Dec 2023

27 Nov 2023
Job Information

Research Field

Engineering » Other
Researcher Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Application Deadline

22 Dec 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Lisbon)
Type of Contract

To be defined
Job Status

Hours Per Week

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

European Union / Next Generation EU
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description



Application 26/2023 – Agenda transForm

CoLAB ForestWISE is a Collaborative Laboratory focused on forest and fire issues through the development of (co)research, innovation and knowledge transfer and technology activities. Our goal is to increase and improve sustainable forest management in Portugal, the competitiveness of the Portuguese forestry sector and to reduce negative consequences of large rural fires. CoLAB ForestWISE currently leads or participates in national and international large scale and impact projects in the forest and fire areas.

CoLAB ForestWISE opens position for one Project Manager in the area of Engineering and Data Science in the scope of the transForm Green Agenda - Digital Transformation of the Forestry Sector for a Resilient and Low Carbon Economy, supported by the Component 5 - Promotion of Sustainable Bioeconomy (PRR | C5 Agenda Notice No. 02/C05-i01/2022), through European funds provided to Portugal by the Recovery and Resilience Plan (RRP), under the Recovery and Resilience Mechanism (RRM) of the European Union (EU), framed within the Next Generation UE, for the period from 2021-2026.

Position: Project Manager in Engineering and Data Science or related fields – one position

Summary description of the function:

Under the supervision of the CTO of CoLAB ForestWISE and the Director of Agenda transForm, the employee to be hired will have the following responsibilities:

  • Autonomously developing research activities, creating knowledge and transferring knowledge and technology in the field of data collection, analysis and processing;
  • Supporting the development of digital platforms to provide data on forest plantations, namely by supporting the specification of requirements, tests and demonstrations;
  • Prepare activity reports in the context of the Agenda;
  • Collaborate with the other members of the Agenda, namely with companies, academia and public entities for the proper execution of the Agenda's projects;
  • Promote and participate in CoLAB ForestWISE communication, dissemination and knowledge transfer initiatives, associated with the project or others that may be relevant to it; 
  • Support other project management activities, including technical control and results communication and dissemination;
  • Represent CoLAB ForestWISE when requested.

Research Field
Engineering » Other
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent



Degree or Master's degree in Engineering and Data Science or related fields.

If the qualification has been acquired by a foreign higher education institution it must be recognised by a Portuguese higher education institution, under the terms of Decree-Law No. 341/2007, of 12 October, regulated by Order No. 227/2017, of 25 July and updated by Decree-Law No. 66/2018, published in the Diário da República (1st Series, No. 157, of 16 August 2018), having any formalities established in this document be complied with by the effective date of the hiring.

Personal skills:

  • Organization and work method skills;
  • Easy integration on teamwork;
  • Ease of relationship with different interlocutors;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Excellent writing and synthesis skills;
  • Proactivity and ability to identify improvements in the information flows;
  • Proactivity in solving organization's daily issues;
  • Availability and flexibility of schedule.

Specific Requirements

Among others, the following are prioritized:

  • Professional experience in one or more of the following areas: database processing; using specific software to process statistical and geospatial data; developing information systems;
  • Knowledge of sampling techniques and field data collection protocols for forest plantations;
  • Ability to prepare and analyze surveys;
  • Work experience with public and private forestry sector entities and other forestry sector agents in Portugal (preferred);
  • Written and oral proficiency in Portuguese and English (level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference). 


Research Field
Engineering » Other
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information

The selected Project Manager will be entitled to an employment contract with a fixed annual salary between TRU 20 and TRU 40 levels according to the curriculum vitae and the experience presented and proven.

CoLAB ForestWISE actively promotes a non-discrimination and equal access policy. No candidate can be privileged, benefited, harmed, or deprived of any right or exempted from any duty due to, namely, parentage, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family situation, economic status, education, origin or social status, genetic heritage, reduced work capacity, disability, chronic illness, nationality, ethnic origin or race, territory of origin, language, religion, political or ideological convictions and union membership.

Selection process
  • Interview with candidates with curricular evaluation equal to or greater than 14 points.
  • The final classification will be the weighted average of the curriculum evaluation, which will assume a weight of 60%, and the interview, which will represent 40%.
  • Selection of the candidate with the best final ranking.
  • The jury reserves the right to decide not to select any candidate if they agree that none of the candidates has the profile required.

Additional comments

Workplace: Vila Real


Miguel Silveira – Chairman of the Board

Francisco Carvalho – Member of the Board

João Gaspar – Member of the Board

Carlos Fonseca – Chief Technology Officer

Alexandra Marques – Executive Coordinator

Rogério Rodrigues - Executive Coordinator

Jorge Cunha - Work Line Coordinator




Application submission:

Send curriculum vitae, degrees certificates, motivation letter and other necessary documents, with the application reference number (Application 26/2023) to [email protected] and [email protected]

Date: From 27/11/2023 to 22/12/2023

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Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
Vila Real

Where to apply

[email protected]


Vila Real

Vila Real

Quinta de Prados, Campus da UTAD
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