Tell me about your best project ever at Citec?
When I look back, there are several projects that can be seen as best projects what comes to design, end customer requirements and colleagues on our customer side. One really interesting project to Aruba started in 2005 and has continued in additionally three phases until to date. We have designed four different power plants for the same area. Another very interesting power plant project was in Gabon.
Why were those the best projects you have been involved in?
Those have been demanding and challenging tender projects, from which I have learned new things that might be good to take into account in coming projects. These projects were demanding and interesting while working with them, but looking backwards with perspective, I got to learn a lot and that is rewarding.
What is your role today at Citec and why do you like to work here?
I am working as an Electrical Chief Design Engineer, where I am responsible for the electrical design in projects towards the end customer. I like working in Citec because the colleagues are great, both in Finland but also in other parts of Europe and in India. I have also good “colleagues” or counterparts at our customers’ side. The freedom in the work is also one positive thing, I have the possibility to choose what I do and when, as long as I meet our promises towards our customers.
What do you personally try to do in customer projects? Do you have some own “signature” dimension that you like to bring forward in challenging projects?
I always try to do my best in the projects what comes to cost effective design with good quality. My own signature is the trust from our customer, that they get a feeling that their project design is in good hands. For me it is important that they feel trust in the fact that “Jukka is here”.
What is the best thing with being an expert at Citec?
It is really interesting to see how the company and our services have developed during the years. It is also great that I get to mentor and answer questions from my fellow colleagues and designers, as well as from the customer – it feels good that they can trust me as an expert.
Does your work at Citec matter to society to some extent? In what way?
Yes, it does. For example when designing a power plant for a group of islands – the power plant is really crucial for the people living there and for the society.’
How do you think about sustainability in your project work?
We have been working with interesting projects related to sustainability, like solar power and Battery Energy Storage Systems – in these I can see a true connection between the concrete project work and a sustainable future.