What made you choose Dornier as your employer?
I joined Dornier Consulting straight after graduating. And, to be perfectly honest, one of my reasons for choosing Dornier was the fact it meant that my journey to work took less than 5 minutes and only involved one single set of traffic lights – that’s not to be sneezed at in Stuttgart. But, apart from that, I was also impressed by some of the reference projects like the new dome of the Reichstag building in Berlin or the Commerzbank in Frankfurt, and figured that I could learn a lot here. What’s more – and for me most importantly – the atmosphere at my interviews was very relaxed. I had the feeling that I was already being made welcome.
What path have you taken through the company so far?
I joined the company in 2015 as an Associate, having graduated with a master’s degree. After some two and a half years I was promoted to Consultant, as by that time I was responsible for managing some smaller-scale projects and already had a special focus (public procurement law)
Can you tell us a bit about what you do and about your team?
In addition to planning selection procedures, my job also involves “conventional” project management in structural engineering, in which we support building owners in completing their construction projects within the time schedule and the budget. We work in teams for all of our projects, always with an experienced project manager and a younger colleague. For some time now I’ve been finding that I, too, have quite a bit of knowledge that I’m able to pass on. Nevertheless, I’m glad that Michael, my immediate superior, is always there to give me the benefit of his experience, be it professionally or with matters of a private nature.
Besides my project activities, I’m also responsible for hiring student employees here in Stuttgart. That means coordinating the requirements, conducting the interviews together with a colleague and acting as the contact for the students if they have any questions about their contract or if something isn’t working out quite right.
What I value most are my colleagues – not just those in Stuttgart – some of whom have since become really good friends.