“Statkraft is an organization full of extremely talented and intelligent people.”
I have always been very interested in climate change, recycling, renewable energy and the likes. When I was younger I visited several power plants with my family, and in 2008 I had an internship in Statkraft. Since then, Statkraft has been my ideal employer. In January 2014 I saw a relevant job posting and decided to apply.
What is your role today?
Today I work as an advisor in the Innovation department. I split my time 50/50 between Corporate R&D and New Initiatives (Business development).
How is a typical day at work?
I usually start my day off by responding to emails and ensuring that I am prepared for meetings. A typical day consists of a mix between meetings and individual work at my desk preparing various deliverables.
What motivates you?
For me it’s vital to work for a greater purpose, such as solving the many challenges we face related to climate change and the development of green technologies. It is very motivating to know that the solutions we bring about actually impact the energy mix and the energy system. Having a good leader is also very important for my motivation. By good leader I mean someone who sees you and is interested in further developing and capitalizing on your strengths and weaknesses.
What best describes Statkraft?
Statkraft is an organization full of extremely talented and intelligent people. The organization has a long history that dates back to the building of the hydropower plants in Norway – actually all the way back to 1895. This results in Statkraft having a strong company culture (and also increases the chance that you will meet colleagues who have been around since you were born).