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We would like to meet you

If you’re ambitious and want to build a career in an innovative company, get in touch. We are a rapidly expanding global business which values diversity, inclusion and creativity. Because of this, we are looking to add people who embrace every challenge to our team.

a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, t.mainardi@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

The successful applicant will provide proactive support to our Global CEO. Their main focus will be to ensure that his time is managed effectively and making sure he is prepared for business meetings with necessary information to hand. The role will be based mainly in Planet’s London office, but some travel will be required.

Key tasks

  • Diary management, including prioritising and streamlining meetings and management of e-mails
  • Ensuring the CEO is prepared for meetings and has all the information he requires
  • Ensuring that all relationships with key stakeholders are managed effectively
  • Arranging and booking door-to-door travel and hotels as necessary
  • Acting as a point of contact and gatekeeper, fielding telephone calls and enquiries for the CEO
  • Raising expense claims on behalf of the CEO and screening expenses claims requiring CEO approval
  • Opening and distributing post as necessary, as well as organising relevant responses
  • Filing and archiving documents for easy future access
  • Working with teams across the business, where the CEO’s help is required for execution of contracts, legal agreements and tenders
  • Assisting with general enquiries from colleagues, customers, suppliers and members of the public
  • Offering input to key executive team communications and assisting communications team with events, as required
  • Helping to organise company social events

Qualifications

You do not need any formal qualifications for this role, although study in architecture, engineering or management is desirable.

Skills/competencies

The person hired will have key executive assistant knowledge and will be able to understand a business environment quickly. They will have excellent time management and problem-solving skills and be confident when evaluating shifting priorities, as well as having experience with standard Microsoft software such as word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Experience required

  • Significant experience of working for a global, fast growing company is advantageous.
  • You must be able to demonstrate your aptitude for PA work and willingness to learn on-the-job.

Personal profile

  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Positive, with the ability to find solutions
  • An excellent communicator, both verbally and in writing
  • Able to maintain composure under pressure
  • A supportive and collaborative colleague
  • Able to work at pace and deliver high quality results
  • In possession of excellent organisational and planning skills
Apply
g.pala@planetsmartcity.com, a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, m.pilia@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

You will perform all Indian administrative and taxation activities.

Key tasks

  • Managing financial and administrative processes, including preparing interim reports and year-end financial statements in accordance with applicable GAAPs and by applying group accounting policies.
  • Managing any third-party experts involved in financial and administrative processes.
  • Guiding fiscal experts with regards to tax computation.
  • Performing all required controls to guarantee the correctness of group financial statements and interim reports.

Qualifications

You will require an undergraduate degree in Economics. Ideally, you will have a CPA or equivalent title.

Skills/competencies

The successful candidate will have in-depth knowledge of both IAS and IFRS, as well as local GAAP. They will have good knowledge of local, direct and indirect taxes.

Experience required

  • Three or more years in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Experience of the real estate market is advantageous

Personal profile

  • Dynamic and keen to improve your skillset at pace
  • Smart, flexible and resilient
  • Methodological and with a keen eye for detail
Apply
g.pala@planetsmartcity.com, a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com, m.pilia@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

You will oversee and coordinate all of our Indian controlling activities.

Key tasks

  • Supporting the Head of Controlling to prepare business plans, including budgets and forecasts.
  • Performing local controlling activities and monitoring KPIs.
  • Performing all required controls to ensure accuracy of the group financial statements and interim reporting.
  • Supporting the CFO in the implementation of the new ERP system.

Qualifications

You will require an undergraduate degree in Economics.

Skills/competencies

Although not essential for this role, the successful candidate is likely to have knowledge of financial modelling, Excel macros and VBA.

Experience required

  • Three or more years in a dynamic and challenging environment
  • Experience of the real estate market is advantageous

Personal profile

  • Dynamic and keen to improve your skillset at pace
  • Smart, flexible and resilient
  • Methodological and with a keen eye for detail
Apply
b.schiavello@planetidea.it, t.mainardi@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

The Project Manager will be responsible for leading the entire process of implementation smart solutions (products, services and best practices) in Real Estate development projects, using recognized PMP standards,
to achieve the goals set and obtain the expected benefits, satisfying customer needs and aligned with company KPIs.

You will manage the project team, set deadlines, assign tasks, monitor and summarize the progress of the projects, exploring opportunities to add value to work results.

The Project Manager reports to Head of Engineering and Project Management

Key tasks

  • Manage the relationship with the client and all stakeholders by meetings to take detailed ordering briefs clarify specific requirements of each projects to built project plan
  • Submit to the Project Board focus on essential project topics (efforts, costs, resources, expected results) to require approvation
  • Develop, for each project, a detail project plan to monitor and track progress, to ensure that all projects will be delivered on time, within scope, within budget and alligned with company KPIs
  • Coordinate internal resources and consuleor/partner for the execution of projects
  • Measure project performance using appropriate tools and techniques and perform risk management: managing necessary changes to project scope, project schedule and project costs to minimize project risk
  • Share “lesson learned”, as best practices to replicate in other projects, with Engineering and PMgmt unit or Planet Idea team
  • Collaborate with other unit in order to improve value Competence Center

Qualifications

You will need a Master’s degree in Engineering (Civil, Building) , Architecture or another closely related field.

Having a Project Management Professional certification will be advantageous.

Skills/competencies

  • Design and construction management works (pubblic or private)
  • Knowledge of: energy systems, building energy efficiency principles and regulations, physics of buildings, residential buildings HVAC systems, BeMS and principles of distribution and allocation of energy consumptions in apartment buildings and ability to use those knowledges in the evaluation of clients’ project
  • Ability to understand drawings and technical specifications
  • Basic knowledge of environmental sustainability and digital technologies
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, as well as being able to communicate on technical requirements

Computer skills- softwares:

  • Office automation (Microsoft or Google suite)
  • Project Management tools (i.e. Trello, Ms Project, Gantt project)
  • Computer Aided Design Tools

Experience required

Essential

  • Ten or more years’ experience in a project management role
  • Developing coordinated projects of civil engineering / construction and architecture (schematic design, design development, construction documents, bidding)
  • Coordination of a multidisciplinary team for project development
  • Coordination activities for preparing documents and technical drawings for public tenders, technical specification editing for request bidding to suppliers and consultants
  • Costs management and timing control
  • Experience in construction management works (pubblic or private)

Desiderable

  • Experience in building permits or urban planning standards

Personal profile

  • Leadership
  • Flexibility
  • Relational skills
  • Teamwork skill
  • Planning and organizing
  • Ability to understand customer needs and problem solving
  • Predisposition to continuous updating
  • Loyalty and tenacity
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a.bestazzi@planetsmartcity.com

Main purposes of the job

The Senior Designer will elevate Planet’s story telling ensuring the company is seen as a thought leader in its industry. Your focus will be to deploy creatively and consistently Planet’s vision through visuals in all external and internal communications. You will guarantee a strong, compelling and cohesive visual identity across countries and business units. Furthermore, the Senior Designer will create brand extensions and all relevant collateral for product launches. You will also take brand guidelines to the next level, ensuring design is a differentiator for Planet.

Key tasks

  • Take full ownership of visual production for the companies’ collateral including sub-brands, newsletters, publications, company’s reports and further online and offline publications which might be created
  • Advise on the digital products provided by the Digital Transformation team
    Oversee all design projects, from conception to delivery
  • Design original pieces, including illustrations and infographics
  • Review junior designers’ work to ensure high quality
  • Work alongside video makers, setting superior visual standards for video production
  • Liaise with designers in Brazil, Italy, India and other countries ensuring their projects and activities are aligned with brand guidelines
  • Liaise with technical departments when needed in order to ensure delivery is consistent
  • Create a systematic and seamless workflow

Qualifications

You will have a degree in Design/Visual Arts or similar. Post-graduation will be considered a plus.

Skills/competencies

The Senior Designer will have previous experience with corporate communication and in online and offline production. You will be confident with storytelling through visuals and will have experience in art direction. Furthermore, you will present excellent verbal and written communication. All relevant design software knowledge will be required. Video and animation knowledge will be a plus.

Experience required

  • Previous senior designer experience (non-negotiable)
  • Portfolio of completed design projects
  • Hands-on experience with image editing software, like Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
  • Proficient in design software
  • Strong aesthetic skills with the ability to translate complex concepts through design and imagery

Personal profile

  • Ability to work on a fast-paced environment
  • Comfortable working with different cultures and languages
  • Resilient and able to change course of projects when required
Apply
g.roccella@planetsmartcity.com, t.mainardi@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

  • To lead the Masterplanning team in delivering the requested tasks by the Chief Research and Urban Planning Officer
  • Interact with other units (Envisioning, Research & Development and Engineering)
  • Design the masterplan for all the development projects where Planet is involved with equity by using parametric design software able to include cost control tools and multi-scenario analysis tools
  • Analyse development project’s data in order to design a sustainable, efficient masterplan, compatible with the context
  • to be Accountable for the technical drawings, reports and all the necessary documentation to be delivered to Planet Labs or Planet’s Local Partners worldwide
  • Design singular projects development and advisory (buildings, condominiums, innovation hubs,
    shopping malls…)

Key tasks

  • Listening to the demand, identifying customer needs and communicate them to the team
  • Supervise and coordinate projects and analysis
  • Coordinate local specialists to achieve group goals in agreement with the other units
  • Conducting an effective site analysis and context surveys (legislative constraints, existing buildings, topographical surveys, ecological survey, archaeological survey, traffic and transport, local climate, acoustic, photographic, historic use, cultural heritage, boundaries, social-demographic context, environmental context, infrastructure and services, likely future needs etc.)
  • Collaborate in defining a specific Planet methodology for masterplanning (different scenarios, costrelated multiple choices)
  • Analyse the aggregation of different typologies of buildings
  • Use parametric urban design techniques that are applied for large-scale urban developments in order to achieve automatization, speed, flexibility and adaptability
  • Discuss the brief and the project deliverables with clients, local partners or Planet Labs.
  • Help CRUP to organize Rapid Planning Workshops through different states and regions in Brazil and
    India

Qualifications

  • Architecture Degree or Engineering degree (civil, construction, mobility, environmental and land
    engineering)
  • Urbanism degree
  • Doctoral degree in one of the related previous field.

Skills/competencies

  • AutoCad
  • Revit
  • Rhinoceros
  • Grasshopper
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Office Package
  • SketchUp
  • QGis
  • Civil 3D
  • Language skills: ENGLISH (must)
    one or more of the following (nice to have):

    • PORTUGUESE
    • ITALIAN
    • SPANISH
    • FRENCH

Experience required

  • At least 2 years of Team Management in medium companies and ability to work in complex projects
  • At least 2 years experience in master-planning in real estate international companies or architectural practices
  • Experience in mastering social inclusion projects through urban design
  • Working experience in the field of social and affordable housing and/or smart city
  • Competence in research to define architectural and urban quality projects
  • Experience in urban regeneration projects to reduce social inequality
  • Experience in environmental sustainability projects

Personal profile

  • Communication skills:
    • Good communication skills with the clients and masterplanning team specialists
    • Good ability to adapt to multicultural environments
  • Organizational and management skills:
    • Ability to work in a team
    • Ability to work in stressful situations, especially related to deadlines of work activities
    • Leadership
  • Personal characteristics:
    • Dynamic, organized, creative, perseverant, precise, sociable, reliable and organized
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b.melis@planetidea.it, t.mainardi@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

  • Operational and methodological support: definition, development and internal dissemination of best practices for the realization and management of social projects
  • Alignment of the Social Innovation objectives with Planet’s business strategy and Technological Innovation content
  • Definition of a Planet Operative Process for Social Innovation (S.I.)

Key tasks

  1. Operational and methodological support: definition, development and internal dissemination of best practices for the realization and management of social projects
    • Identification, development, and maintenance of the internal methodology for the development of programs and projects meeting the principles of social innovation;
    • Selection and management of social/civic design and community management tools;
    • Definition of internal procedures and standards on social innovation;
    • Management of the knowledge base (inherent to social innovation) accumulated internally by the projects in order to use them as Knowledge Management System (KMS).
  2. Alignment of the Social Innovation objectives with Planet’s business strategy and Technological Innovation content
    • Internal consultancy to project managers and project teams on organizational or methodological aspects;
    • Support for planning activities;
    • Recovery against project management anomalies.
  3. Definition of a Planet Operational Process for Social Innovation
    • Social Innovation Design:
      • Definition of the most appropriate process (method and tools) for the implementation of PLANET interventions, based on the requests from the S.I. and in accordance with the criteria of impact economy (project and intervention on a social management level – the smart city as an accelerator for best practices and civic economy)
    • Solution catalog organization:
      • organization of the solutions in the society macro area: structural, infrastructural (spaces,
        technologies, management and organizational tools)
      • introduction of social issues in the assessment method of the built environment (space as an
        element of influence on people’s life quality, the definition of criteria for assessing spatial quality)
    • Setting up a toolbox for social / community managers:
      • listening and exploring the work of PLANET social manager
      • observation and study of S.I. projects in which Planet is involved
      • identifying and defining the potential of the App as a management and organizational toolbox for social / community managers, and as aggregation tool for the communities: supporting the APP team in the definition of the elements of the App that can accelerate best practices and the civic economy

Qualifications

  • Master degree in Urban Sociology / Architecture (must)
  • Familiarity with Social Innovation Design (must)
  • Familiarity with business model and social innovation
  • Phd
  • Experience in qualitative research (must)
  • Experience in quantitative research (must)
  • Preferable knowledge of progressive urbanism
  • Languages skills: English, in particular with a good level of written and oral comprehension (must)

Skills/competencies

  • Practice based research (must)
  • Quantitative and qualitative research (must)
  • Architectural and urban design (must)
  • Social and systemic design (must)
  • Production of articles, dissertations and scientific papers
  • Facilitation and management of urban regeneration processes

Experience required

  • Experience in practice based research
  • Experience in quantitative and qualitative research (must)
  • Practical experience in the field as a designer, facilitator and / or project manager in projects that
    use the principles of civic economy and / or systemic design and / or development cooperation
    (must)

Personal profile

  • Communication
  • Empathic
  • Creative
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good critical thinking
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Focused on the goal
  • Lateral thinking skills
  • Ability to work in a team
Apply
e.fabris@planetidea.it, t.mainardi@planetidea.it

Main purposes of the job

  • Get to know the neighbourhood residents and engage them on a daily basis to understand their routines, core needs and constraints.
  • Investigate the community’s strength, the neighbourhood’s assets, as well as the untapped opportunities to design, test, and drive programs of social change and upward mobility that
    leverage planet’s added value infrastructure (smart solutions, IOT, app, smart services, commercial manager).
  • Use of technological tools, which will collect and analyze real time data about your community, to facilitate your daily work. Nevertheless provide a patient and proactive assistant, helping residents using the technological tools available for them to access the community services.
  • Support the product management team. By researching specific resident information and gathering their feedback, you will be the voice of the customer in the design of the infrastructure package that is installed in your neighbourhood.

Key tasks

  1.  Get to know the neighbourhood residents and engage them on a daily basis to understand their routines, core needs and constraints.
    • You will reach out to residents, local shops and businesses, and external visitors of the neighbourhood.
    • You will provide your contact information to residents, to collect real time requests of support or feedback. You may involve the planet staff to support you in resolving the requests.
    • You will build up their trust in you, so that you may become their point of contact for questions and initiatives regarding the social programs you are leading, and the smart infrastructure of the neighbourhood that was installed.
    • You will regularly organize events in the neighbourhood (activities, workshops or trainings) that will fit the interest of the various typologies of residents to explore needs that are specific to their personal life-situation, collect their suggestions, create bonds between them, and more widely promote community engagement.
  2.  Investigate the community’s strength, the neighbourhood’s assets, as well as the untapped opportunities to design, test, and drive programs of social change and upward mobility that leverage planet’s added value infrastructure (smart solutions, IOT, app, smart services, commercial manager).
    • You will design, test, and drive programs of social change and upward mobility that leverage planet’s added value infrastructure (smart solutions, IOT, app, smart services, IOT, commercial manager) to set in motion dynamics leading to social upward mobility and ultimately give the neighbourhood access to new opportunities.
    • You will guide customers in using the community services at their disposal, detect difficulties, and relay improvement suggestions made by customers and stakeholder
    • You will encourage and assist residents in organizing by themselves new activities and services for their community
    • You will intercept external yet close-by local resources and the disponibility of external groups and organizations to develop new opportunities and services that solve needs and increase social cohesion
  3. Use of technological tools, which will collect and analyze real time data about your community, to
    facilitate your daily work. Nevertheless provide a patient and proactive assistant, helping residents using the
    technological tools available for them to access the community services

    • You will regularly check the proper functioning of the smart infrastructure installed by planet, and contact planet staff in case it need maintenance, repair, or update.
    • In particular you may ensure that the digital tools that are at the service of the neighbourhood are active, kept up to date, used at their maximal potential.
    • You will supervise contents on the planet app, making sure that are relevant to the neighbourhood
  4. Support the product management team. By researching specific resident information and gathering their feedback, you will be the voice of the customer in the design of the infrastructure package that is installed in your neighbourhood.
    • You will inform the product manager and the commercial manager of the residents profile, needs and constraints, also offering feedback on service performance and customer satisfaction
    • You will have an active role in designing gamification tools, in close collaboration with digital developers, the communication team, and the commercial manager
    • You will suggest avenues of improvement of the smart infrastructure installed in your community

Qualifications

  • You will need an university degree in sociology, socio-psychology, social and cultural services (or equivalent experience in a related field).
  • You will have a documented training experience in coordinating collaborative groups, and promoting people participation.
  • Languages skills: English, in particular with a good level of written and oral comprehension

Skills/competencies

  • You make people feel comfortable.
  • You have strong interpersonal skills and competence in active listening: you are a welcoming person, an excellent listener, able to investigate people’s needs.
  • You have basic knowledge in community and social psychology. This allows you to understand how to ask people to get involved and offer their commitment to the community, recognizing
    everyone’s value and efforts
  • You are an expert in organization, and activities and events planning
  • You have good technological fluency, knowing how to use various technological devices such as smartphone apps and a content management system (like WordPress).
  • You like to work effectively within a team environment, both taking direction and supporting other colleagues
  • You have a basic proficiency in english, both in comprehension and writing

Experience required

Essential

  •  At least two years of experience in a customers service role in the B2C services enterprises
  • Proven success in organizing events and activities
  • Proven success in fostering customers voluntary participation

Desirable

  • At least ten years of experience in a community development role in the B2C services enterprises
  • Experience in the provision of service in relevant industries (home-related, marketplace, retail, financial, security, food, education, work, health, sport) while in extensive direct contact with the beneficiaries.
  • Volunteer experiences in non-governmental organizations is a plus

Personal profile

  •  You are entrepreneurial and look forward to build from scratch,
  • have a hands-on approach, and don’t mind doing the dirty work
  • You are optimistic and have proactive attitude.
  • You are a leader who generates consent, offering your help in teaching people how to do by themselves
  • You know how to promote collaboration among people (both among the inhabitants as well as with the planet staff responsible for the district).
  • You will be travelling daily to the neighbourhood of your focus, and will have flexibility regarding
    working hours
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