The site manager is always thinking ten steps ahead

Cecilie Iller Wærsted has been employed since 2013

As a site manager, my job is to ensure that the projects are progressing according to plan. It takes a strong talent for planning and a good overview. My workday is a good mixture of financial and legal work as well as practical challenges, so a lot of skills are in play when I keep track of the schedule and the budgets. It is almost like playing chess because I always have to think ten steps ahead and know how one change in the plan may influence the entire project. 

My job is very varied: One day I prepare schedules and reports at the office in Copenhagen, and the next I walk around in safety boots at the construction site in Jutland. There are always new projects, new colleagues and new customers – and plenty of opportunities to get involved in a lot of exciting projects.

The good relationship with my colleagues is really an advantage. I enjoy being around people, and it is fantastic that there are so many different types here. The tone is very informal, and we are good at helping each other if there are challenges. My working relationship with Aarsleff departments is also good – and there are no "us and them” discussions. At the end of the day we are one company, so it is all about drawing on each other’s expertise, keeping focus and finding solutions together.

Generally, I think my workplace is very attentive, and I get to influence my job tasks. If I want to work on a specific project, I can always ask. It might not always be possible, however, there are always many good opportunities to develop professionally and show what you can do.