Are you a Prince II practitioner? Can you implement practices to make projects flow smoothly? Are you happiest when your projects are working at peak performance? Interested in energy and Big Data? Want to reduce carbon emissions in the UK and beyond?

Guru Systems is a growing company on a mission to radically reduce carbon emissions by creating and applying great technology.

We provide smart payment and data analytics systems to energy companies, housing associations and private developers. We manufacture our own electronics, create software and manage our onsite Internet-of-Things networks. Right now we need you on our team!

Your Mission:

This role sits at the heart of our growing company. Your mission is to own our project management processes ensuring the coordination of internal resources and external vendors for the flawless execution of projects, such that our projects are delivered on-time, within the scope and within budget.

Not just technical projects, you will be working across the company from the supply chain to marketing, to operations to technology supporting our small team to work effectively together.

You will be skilled at getting the best out of our people and the organisations we work with so that the projects you oversee can be delivered efficiently and effectively, delighting our customers, enhancing Guru’s market position and delivering low carbon energy technologies.

You will thrive when planning projects and working with project teams, and preferably have a background in business skills, management, budgeting and analysis.

You will have:

  • PRINCE II Practitioner certification
  • At least 5 years’ experience managing projects
  • Experience in implementing and enforcing project management processes
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to elicit information in order to better understand projects and their requirements
  • Strong empathy and the capacity to react calmly and efficiently, even when others are stressed
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentational skills, with the ability to communicate clearly in written and spoken English

Nice to have:

  • Solid technical background, with understanding or hands-on experience in software development or hardware
  • Experience working in an SME / startup environment

Characteristics:

You’ll have a solid track record of overseeing projects in a small/medium  company environment, engaging with stakeholders to accurately create project briefs, manage resources, and deliver on time.

Naturally inquisitive, you’ll be comfortable recommending and implementing relevant tools and new processes. You’ll have a common sense approach to technology, allowing you to quickly understand the fundamentals and communicate them to non-technical stakeholders.

Confident and self-motivated, comfortable within an SME, you’ll have an excellent interpersonal style, able to operate effectively as part of a dynamic team. You’ll feel comfortable speaking to clients at all levels of seniority, including providing training on our systems.

Salary, benefits and other information:

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, this is a full time permanent role with 25 days’ holiday each year.

Normal working hours are 9am to 5:30pm.

The salary is competitive and Guru Systems will match 4.5% pension contributions.

A bit more about Guru:

We have brought together a fantastic team of extremely bright people from fields that don’t usually overlap: energy, engineering, IoT, software development and Big Data analytics. Proud of our award-winning team and products, we maintain high standards, certified to ISO9001, ISO14001, ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials Plus.

We care about our culture – a lot. While Guru’s people are highly effective, we are also open-minded, curious and always willing to own and learn from our mistakes. We are tolerant but we won’t knowingly hire jerks, no matter how skilled they are. We also prefer team players to lone heroes.

We also care a lot about our clients and other stakeholders, because we can only fulfil our mission if they are delighted with our output.

To apply please forward your CV to jobs@gurusystems.com with “Project Manager” in the subject line and we will be in touch.