Nils came to Linxon in January 2021 with an extensive background in the building industry, having started his career at Swedish company JM and also been a project manager at NCC, one of the largest construction companies in the Nordic region. “The construction part of our operations – the civil engineering side of it – is very important,” Nils continues. “My field operations role includes the building activities on site and I’m also responsible for the installation of the power products.”
His main focus right now, he explains, is to carve out and further develop the field operations function and future strategy. “Civil works can be a very sensitive area of the project and so we’re making sure that we’re strong here,” he says. “Our people are key for this – including making sure we have the right staffing for our upcoming projects, both in the office and on site. For me, it’s important to continuously improve our internal competencies, and recruiting is ongoing both for civil managers and site managers.”
Even though he enters a new line of industry Nils can see similarities. “Just like building homes is a cornerstone in society, providing electrical power is essential in creating a sustainable future. I enjoy working with a purpose.” And the same trades that make you successful in construction will make you successful in the electric power industry. “It might be a lot more electrical focus and contents than I am used to, but we´re still building infrastructure. A driven civil engineer or construction manager will not have a problem transitioning into a substation project.