We’re excited to start a new series and let you in on some of the talent behind Solarpro’s success – in “Meet the Team” we will be introducing you to our wide range of specialists working in the different departments and countries. Meet Aleksandar Hitrov – our up and coming Construction Manager who is a part of Solarpro Construction and is currently operating in The Netherlands.
Describe your role in a couple of sentences
I’m a Construction Manager for Solarpro Construction for projects based in The Netherlands, meaning I’m in charge of the execution, organization of people and communication between clients and Solarpro. Therefore, I’m responsible for all construction activities on site, which involves a lot of brainstorming, troubleshooting and unexpected situations.
How does an average day on the job look like for you?
I start the day by checking the progress of the site up to now, so I can delegate tasks to each person on my team. I have a few meetings and office work throughout the day, but in general I make sure to be around the team to keep a look on the quality of work. This way I can prevent any mistakes and problems occurring and ensure that we are working on schedule.
What’s the most important skill to bring to your position?
Managing people, for sure. You can learn everything else on the way but if you are not able to get everyone else working then it can not be possible to do your job.
What are the typical challenges you face in your role?
It is very different for each project. The chances of not having any problems on site is almost 0, but they differ each time – from motivating people to making important decisions more than quickly.
Why did you choose solar energy? What motivates you to work within the renewable sector?
I chose solar energy because I believe it is the future. My motivation is to make as much as possible from my side to keep our planet sustainable and for my grandchildren one day to be able to see polar bears and penguins.
What are your interests outside of work?
Travel, cocktails and ski.
How and when did you start working in Solarpro?
I started last June after applying for a completely different position at Solarpro, but in the end I was offered a more challenging position – to be a Construction Manager, and here I am.
What advice would you give to someone looking to start a job in renewables?
Just do it!