What is your role at Parkwind?
As a project coordinator, I manage the planning of projects to make sure they’re on time, highlight the risks of delays, and highlight the impact of different events or ongoing works. I also manage the main interfaces in each project – the points of contact with different parties – while managing risks.
What is special about your team?
What’s special in my team is the differences in backgrounds. In many teams, the people all have the same kind of background in design or finance, for example. On the projects team, we have someone with a finance background, someone from industry, someone from a law background. I’m coming from civil engineering. We work on separate projects, but we usually have biweekly gatherings where everyone presents or talks about the challenges from their ongoing work to see what others think about. We always have discussions because we usually see things differently. It’s definitely a learning environment within the team.
At Parkwind, we always feel that we are together. We have the same spirit of getting the best or reaching the best to get a good outcome from every problem or decision in a project.
Do you see yourself staying at Parkwind?
I see myself staying for a long time at Parkwind. I have a passion for project controls, and the challenges that I see in our project controls make me very interested to stay so I can apply the best of my knowledge and of the project control discipline. Parkwind is special in this context. In other companies, usually you follow a certain approach in project controls so you’re just a follower taking the steps as they are. In my role, first we structure the right approach by ourselves for the project. Also, it’s rare to see young people work in such a challenging a domain – setting up the structure and the approach rather than following a set approach.
What is challenging about your work?
In project controls, we usually have one standard approach that should be applied. However, in reality, with all the Parkwind projects at the different locations with different conditions with different people, you have to adapt the standard approach to fit a project. You have to adapt to get it implemented, to get it running, to have it fit in the country.
How do you support Parkwind’s mission of advancing wind energy?
Parkwind’s mission is to make offshore wind energy affordable and available to people. The fact that I work in controlling the projects to be on time, be within budget, be within scope, be delivered as promised makes me happy at the end of the day because the outcome is not just finishing a building project, it’s creating green energy for people.