Placement Title: Research Project Manager

Location: Singapore

Start & End Date: 1st April 2019 onwards

Time Requirement: Full Time



Throughout Asia, GA Circular is working on pioneering, strategic projects to tackle one of the most important environmental challenges of our time – the waste epidemic in Asia and keeping plastics out of our waterways.  Recent efforts include creating first of their kind baseline studies in Asia, driving harmonisation of legislations and standards and creating industry coalitions to exponentially increase recycling in Asian countries.


Why Asia?  Because Asia is the biggest contributor to post-consumer waste mismanagement in the world. Over 80% of plastics entering the oceans comes from Asia with just 5 countries responsible for most of this pollution. 52% of fruits and vegetables in South & Southeast  Asia are wasted, with the majority of this food loss happening at farm, post-harvest and processing stages even before it reaches stores, supermarkets or consumers.


If you are inspired and motivated to tackle complex challenges such as plastic entering the oceans and making packaging circular, then consider joining our team.  Working with GA Circular provides you the opportunity to work in a small, mindfully growing, Singapore-headquartered company dedicated to finding business-driven solutions to tackle waste challenges in Asia. We are dedicated, diverse team of 6 nationalities with multi-faceted backgrounds.



We are looking for an experienced Senior Research Project Manager with strong analytical, strategic thinking and relationship skills. Your background must include 5 years experience and knowledge of waste management and/or recycling.  Ideally your background includes working in management or environmental consulting or in a research, strategy or data analytics role in business, government agencies or NGOs.


This role involves working on packaging and food waste projects for prominent clients from leading chemicals, packaging, consumer goods and retail industries as well as city and national government agencies across Southeast Asia and India. The focus of the role will be to: create pioneering science based research; provide key insights, strategic recommendations and measurable outcomes; and implement groundbreaking strategies to significantly drive circular economy in Asia.

While primarily based in Singapore, the role involves local travel within the Asia region with an opportunity to meet and build relationships with a wide range of local stakeholders from industry, government and NGOs.


  • Based in Singapore and with a minimum of 5+ years working in Asia
  • Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering or Chemical Engineering is required.
  • Waste management knowledge. Note that past experience in waste management and circular economy is not required but is preferred. If you do not have waste management experience and/or circular economy understanding we will require you to take some online courses and study reports before starting on the role.
  • Advanced problem-solving, analytical skills, evidenced research capabilities (e.g. past research or data analysis reports which shows capabilities in these areas) and experience in primary and secondary data collection
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills to work with various clients and stakeholders
  • The right attitude and skills to work with and manage relationships with people of all backgrounds, from C-Level and senior management of multinationals to recycling workers
  • Capable and comfortable traveling throughout Asia to conduct research and meet with stakeholders
  • Evidenced passion and deep-seated aspiration to tackle environmental challenges.
  • Self motivated and highly organized individual able to work in a dynamic and deliverables-oriented work environment
  • Excellent referrals from at least 2 previous clients or past employers
  • Experience in leading teams to successfully deliver on projects within timelines
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel) & Google (Docs, Sheets & Slides)
  • Strong English skills – verbal and written



  • Experience including management or environmental consulting or in a research, strategy or data analytics role in business, government agencies or NGOs is preferred.



Your application must include:

  • CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Any relevant Past Research