Meet Gligor Simonovski – one of Solarpro’s up-and-coming Project Managers whose interest in the dynamic nature of the field led him to a career in renewables. With 2 years of experience under his belt in the company, Gligor has quickly become an asset to the team, demonstrating exceptional leadership and organizational skills. Learn more about him below.
Tell us more about your role in Solarpro
As a Project Manager in Solarpro I am involved in the entire life cycle of the projects. I collaborate on a day-to-day basis with almost all departments in the company including administration, design & engineering, procurement, and construction in order to ensure efficient project execution.
The passport of every project is its contract and me being familiar with all the details is critical to delivering projects on time, within budget, and scope.
How does an average day on the job look like for you?
I start the day by checking my email and organizing tasks according to priority. Sometimes unforeseen and more urgent situations arise, but I always welcome the opportunity to learn from them.
What’s the most important skill to bring to your position?
Effective communication, both internally and with clients, is crucial. Additionally, being adaptable is key as each project presents its own unique set of characteristics.
What are the typical challenges you face in your role?
The challenge lies in thoroughly preparing from the start and foreseeing the risks that could arise during timeline of the project.
Why did you choose solar energy? What motivates you to work within the renewable sector?
After realizing my dream of becoming an astronaut was not meant to be, I found my calling in the energy sector, specifically renewables. With the increasing demand for clean energy and rapid technological advancements, working in this field requires staying up-to-date. The dynamic nature and the potential for constant personal development are my big motivations to work in this field.
What are your interests outside of work?
I really enjoy staying active. I play sports, especially football. Exercise helps me maintain a positive mindset and manage stress. I also enjoy spending time with friends, family, and reading.
How and when did you start working in Solarpro?
I began my journey in 2021, having previously worked in renewables. Today, I am happy to be a part of Solarpro. I have grown and developed a great deal during my time here and look forward to continuing to do so.
What advice would you give to someone looking to start a job in renewables?
With a huge range of roles available in the sector, a career in renewables can be both fulfilling and rewarding, with fantastic long-term prospects. The industry is fast-paced and has plenty of opportunity for development, so I think it’s the right choice.