Project Coordinator Solar

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Project Coordinator Solar

Are you enthusiastic about driving and facilitating the development of technical innovation? Are you looking forward to getting the best out of development teams working on a core technology that is shaping the future?

Full-time · Venray / Remote

Where: Venray (Amfoor 2) or remote from the comfort of your own home office or in one of our hubs.
Domain: Project Management Office
Experience: at least 3 years of experience in a similar role. Experience in product innovation is considered a plus.
Degree: at least a Higher Vocational Education (HBO+) degree in a relevant field.

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience. You get the opportunity to work for a company with a pure and meaningful mission. A mission that will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations. 

What will you do as a Solar Project Coordinator?
As a Solar Project Coordinator, you will become part of the Project Management Office (PMO). In your role, you will support the organization with project execution, coordination and data administration. General duties include chairing of project meetings, maintaining objectives, tracking deliverables and managing project data. As a Solar Project Coordinator you will have the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Support Project Managers with project data management.
  • Own project timing plans and coordinate and facilitate resolution and/or escalation of any issues.
  • Track project cost and budget to understand current and available cost status, collating assignment of funds against original and ongoing proposals/purchase plans.
  • Enable the resolution of major project issues, change control and achievement of project objectives with other organization areas (i.e. Engineering, Design, Finance, Operations, etc.).
  • Weekly tracking of the project timings to ensure identification of planned works and any constraints or bottlenecks that may affect timely project delivery.
  • Coordinate & report project resource requirements.
  • Prepare project reports to support ongoing tracking and on-time delivery. (These include project reviews, project meetings, and other internal reporting systems at Lightyear).
  • Weekly tracking of issues and ongoing resolution reporting.
  • Coordinate input & consolidation of project Milestones.

A day as a Solar Project Coordinator
Let's start by saying Lightyear is very flexible in terms of your working hours, we offer near-full remote working with any office equipment we need to work ergonomically (and a work-at-home budget to upgrade your internet). If needed, or desired, you can spend your working time at our modern office at the Automotive Campus close to Helmond (travel allowance included). Here you can enjoy a good cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and fresh fruit and experience the buzz of the office and the labs/workshops.

You start off the day by going through your emails from home or in the office, whatever you prefer that day. At 10 a.m. the sprint planning session with your engineering team starts. You chair this meeting and go over the high-level planning (that you've created), this sprints' workload, and set the engineering team in motion.

Afterward, you have a 1:1 with the lead engineer to discuss if everything is going as planned, and if there are any problems that need to be resolved. You align on the next steps to take and incorporate the changes in your project and budget plan.

During lunchtime, you take some time to relax or go for a good walk, so you’re fresh for a focus time session in the afternoon to get your resource plan in order, and get some work done.

At the end of the day you have a session with your project manager and fellow coordinators, and report on the progress made, what's currently blocking, and the next steps of the project.

Then, it's finally time for your well-deserved Friday afternoon drink or you participate in one of the fun activities our happiness team comes up with!

What do we expect from a Solar Project Coordinator?
In order to succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear; pro-activity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial. We are looking for someone with an ambitious attitude who learns from the past but who is especially open to transforming new developments or ideas into the ‘tried and tested’ of the future! You thrive on working team-based, but working independently shouldn’t be an issue. You are flexible and can work under pressure. Furthermore, we are looking for someone with:

  • A HBO+ degree in a relevant field including an academic way of thinking;
  • At least 3 years of experience in a similar role;
  • Genuine interest in solar electric vehicles and sustainability;
  • Strong delivery focus, keen to deliver and excellent time management skills;
  • High level of people management skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and you have great attention to detail;
  • Able to communicate across the company;
  • Open-minded, flexible and proactive
  • Proficient in English;
  • A 100% match between our core values and your values as a person;
  • Mission-driven and eager to deliver the change.

What can you expect from Lightyear?
In addition to a challenging role we also offer:

  • A high degree of freedom and independence in your role.
  • A role within a multidisciplinary team consisting of highly motivated, inquisitive, and talented people with a broad diversity of experience.
  • A role at one of the fastest growing technology companies in the Netherlands with tremendous potential.
  • 40 vacation days per year.
  • An interesting and balanced pension through Zwitserleven that is in line with the mission of Lightyear.
  • The ability to participate via shares and to be involved in the growth and success of Lightyear.
  • In addition to a dynamic working environment, there is time for relaxation during our already epic Friday afternoon drinks.

About Lightyear
Lightyear is an innovative and progressive scale-up with one mission: clean mobility for everyone, everywhere.

Lightyear originates from the legacy as a multiple world championship of the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge® Cruiser Class. Officially established in 2016 by 5 visionaries with the dream to make this groundbreaking technology accessible to everyone, everywhere. In order to accelerate the transition towards a truly sustainable solution for mobility, we believe that it is necessary to completely rethink automotive design by starting from scratch, not limited by industry conventions.

At Lightyear, we all strive for the same goal. We have a team with diverse skill sets and backgrounds; all working tirelessly towards clean mobility for everyone, everywhere. We’re proud of our culture and live up to our core values: think independently, be bold, deliver the change, put people first, and take responsibility. Our shared vision is what unites and drives us.

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