Project Manager

Job description

Sunlight Group Energy Storage Systems is a world-leading technology company and provider of innovative industrial and off-road energy storage solutions, with 30+ years of experience. We specialize in the development and production of lead-acid and lithium-ion batteries and energy storage systems for industrial mobility, leisure mobility, and ESS applications. These products are manufactured and assembled in Sunlight’s state-of-the-art facilities in Greece, Italy, and the USA, and distributed to more than 115 countries.

Driven by our commitment to inspire our people and unlock their potential, we have created an agile and innovative environment that promotes open communication and collaboration, while offering continuous learning and development opportunities to the 1,700+ people we employ across the organization.

Keen to further empower our team by onboarding more talent, we are currently looking for a high caliber Project Manager to join our IPCEI team in Athens or in Xanthi. The project manager will be responsible for managing different projects, ensuring schedule & budget targets are met among other KPIs. The incumbent, based ideally in Xanthi (if based in Athens but should be available to spend 50% of his/her time in Xanthi) will have to manage internal & external stakeholders and communicate effectively issues and risks in a timely manner This is a global role in a very demanding manufacturing environment which will open numerous career opportunities to advance further in the battery manufacturing industry, the fastest growing industry in Europe and globally, currently & for the years to come.

Key activities and responsibilities of this role include:

  • Establishes and tracks projects schedule & critical path
  • Ensures that deadlines are followed
  • Creates & maintains project & sub-project budgets
  • Ensures projects are delivered on budget
  • Defines project objectives & project scope
  • Actively manages risk & external dependencies
  • Effectively communicates risks to relevant stakeholders & escalate on a need basis
  • Enforces health and safety protocol
  • Prepares progress reports for senior management
  • Identifies the resources needed for the project
  • Oversees the implementation of project improvements

Job requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • At least 5 years of experience in technical project management in industrial or construction environment
  • Official Project Management certification is considered a plus
  • Excellent leadership abilities
  • Superb interpersonal, communication & organization skills
  • Ability to solve problems under pressure
  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent computer literacy skills
  • Fluency in English & Greek (verbal & written) is a must
  • EU permit and fulfilled military obligations – where applicable

Despite your experience and skills, you never stop learning, cultivating an out-of-the-box thinking, a growth and entrepreneurial mindset, embracing ownership and agility. You are impact-focused, proactive and open to change. Last but not least, you are able to communicate scientific principles and applications both in Greek and English - we are a multicultural team! - you are a real team player who can build strong relationships with various stakeholders and thrive among global talents in a positive work environment.

What we offer you

To start with, we give you the opportunity to thrive in a restless team and grow your potential in an innovative environment. As per your compensation and rewards package, this is a preview:

  • A competitive salary based on experience and topped up with other bonuses.
  • Company healthcare plan
  • Continuous learning opportunities. Allocated training budget that can be spent on books, online courses or other training materials.
  • Established framework for career development
  • International mobility opportunities