The first thing I thought of was all the happy employees
After working at Telia for many years, Rejlers was a new and exciting encounter when Christina was hired as Group Manager of Telecommunications in Karlstad in September 2011. She stresses that: The first thing that came to mind was the warm reception and all the happy, open employees.
Christina started her career as an engineer, but soon felt that the urge to lead and make an impact was stronger. She feels at home in her role as Group Manager, where she has the opportunity to work with people and contribute to change, and in particular keep customers happy, she adds quickly.
As a result of Rejlers’ rapid growth, her group has increased in size over the past year. All our discussions revolve around the future and are full of positive energy, says Christina, who feels that there are many exciting developments look forward to. Not least benefiting from all my talented employees’ know-how.
She appreciates being able to set up her day to accommodate both work and family. Sometimes she works out at lunch if she won’t be going to the Friskis & Svettis gym in the evening.
Christina finds that her job provides many thrilling challenges. There is a great go-ahead spirit in the group, and I am motivated to be involved in the entire telecommunications industry.
Christina Stöllman Nilsson
Group Manager of Telecommunications, Rejlers Ingenjörer AB, Karlstad
Employee since 2011
Now I get to do what I’m passionate about
When Niko started work at Rejlers’ old office in Riihimäki in 1999, it was a part-time job that he combined with his mechanical engineering studies. The job advert was posted on a bulletin board at the college. Niko notes with satisfaction that I was lucky to see that job advert, and I think the feeling has grown to be mutual over the years.
Since 2000, he has been working full-time, and believes that he has evolved a great deal in his capacity as a design engineer, technical analyst, technical manager and design manager. He is currently the Department Manager for Mechanical Engineering (West) and is responsible for a group of almost 60 people.
Niko feels right at home, and is happy to be able to follow his passion at work. His interest in engineering was already there as a child. Back then it was Lego. Today it can still be Lego, or the world’s biggest cranes for one of our biggest customers, Konecranes, he says with a smile.
His hobbies include playing ice hockey. He laces up his skates once a week, but music also helps him relax and charge his batteries, especially playing the guitar and piano. So does time spent with his wife and their two cats.
Niko sees his future at Rejlers, where he wants to grow along with the company, meet every new challenge that arises and develop solutions for interesting companies. He also stresses that it means so much to me to be able to work in an atmosphere with happy and down to earth people.
Department Manager of Mechanical Engineering (West), Rejlers Oy, Hämeenlinna
Employee since 1999
Developments in energy make the job very interesting
As an energy advisor at Rejlers Consulting AS (formerly Nettkonsult, which was acquired by Rejlers in 2011), Gunn feels like a relatively new member of the Rejlers family. But she has great expectations and a strong belief in collaboration across national borders in the environmental area. Her impression of Rejlers was positive from the first encounter. I was struck by the personal atmosphere, and naturally also the focus on health and exercise, says Gunn, laughing.
With a full-time job, a family and two children, time for other activities is scarce. She still tries to find time for spinning, and plays basketball once a week.
At the outset of her career, health and social care was one option. But Gunn soon realised that her talent for and interest in numbers gave her entirely different options. She chose to study physics with a focus on solar energy at Oslo University. With a few years of experience in the industry, she notes with a trace of irony in her voice that it’s a bit difficult to push the development of alternative energy sources when we have so much oil.
In her role as energy advisor, she prepares energy reports for power companies and environmental strategies for businesses. One of her larger assignments is being carried out for Agder Energi, Norway’s third-largest energy group, where she works as an environmental coordinator, with responsibility, among other things, for CSR reports.
Gunn believes that benefiting from new knowledge in energy development is one of the many things that makes the job interesting, emphasising that: It feels really stimulating that my own knowledge is able to help others in their work.
Gunn Spikkeland Hansen
Energy Advisor, Rejlers Consulting AS (formerly Nettkonsult), Kristiansand
Employee since 2011
I like being able to contribute to improvements
Harriet feels happiest when she is able to solve problems that contribute to improvements. Ever since her first day at Rejlers in 2004, she saw how Rejlers Energitjänster’s own products could be streamlined. She immediately recognised that the company was open to new ideas, and that it was easy to implement changes.
With pride, she emphasises that Rejlers Energitjänster serves an important social function. We collect and process 1.7 million meter readings per day. The validated meter readings we supply to Svenska Kraftnät, among other providers, are critical in being able to control the balance between the generation and consumption of electricity in society.
Harriet began as an experienced programmer. Not long afterwards, she became an operations manager, and has been serving as production manager since 2005. Thoughtfully, she says: It’s not exactly where I started, but I still benefit from my programming skills.
Harriet likes taking charge and making sure that something happens. Home decoration is a keen interest. At home, I’ve renovated my entire house. It was tough going, but it turned out well! she says, laughing.
Production Manager, Rejlers Energitjänster AB, Motala
Employee since 2004
The drive to come up with new solutions
The first thing Ahmet says when describing his work as an automation engineer is: I fight against boring jobs. The driving force is to be able to move things using programming, and not least to develop solutions that benefit the customer economically and technically. Finding simplicity in the midst of seeming complexity, is a challenge that the also gladly accepts.
When he came to Sweden from Sarajevo in Bosnia five years ago, he supplemented his technical background with a degree in automation engineering. He now sees that he has developed a great deal in his three years at Rejlers. Ahmet’s specialist areas are communication between different systems, process data collection and profitability reporting. When I was little I wanted to come up with something new, and that’s really what I have a chance to do now, he says wryly.
His family and two children are naturally a big part of his life and time outside of the workplace. If he has any time to spare, he likes running or playing football with his mates.
With a different set of cultural experiences behind him, when he started work at Rejlers he was surprised to learn that everyone can speak their minds, even to the boss.
Automation Engineer, Rejlers Ingenjörer AB, Malmö
Employee since 2008