Project engineer Henrik Sandbakken joined Implenia after hearing good things about the company from former fellow students who work at Implenia. Today he works on the Fornebu-Lysaker project in Norway. His team is responsible, among other things, for blasting the shafts that will lead into the tunnel.
Henrik, what are you working on at the moment?
I have a job as a project engineer for earthworks at K2A Fornebu - Lysaker. I currently support the plant manager with a number of administrative tasks. I also issue invoices and interact with subcontractors and clients. On the construction site, for example, my team is responsible for blasting the shafts that lead into the tunnel. It's quite complex work that involves several professional groups.
Why did you apply for a job at Implenia?
I started here straight after graduating. I had heard a lot of good things about the company from former fellow students who were already working at Implenia. They recommended me and I accepted.
The Fornebu-Lysaker project
The new metro line between Majorstuen and Fornebu starts with a new station in Fornebu and extends to Majorstuen. A total of six new stations will be built along the line (Fornebu - Flytårnet - Fornebuporten - Lysaker - Vækerø - Skøyen). The Implenia project K2A "Tunnel and earthworks Lysaker - Fornebu" comprises the construction of a 2.3 km long tunnel with associated crosswalks. In addition, excavations and rock shafts for two new station concourses are being constructed at Flytårnet and Fornebuporten stations.
What does a typical working day look like for you?
It's often quite hectic with lots of meetings. We follow the progress of the project and review the plans for the coming weeks. Apart from that, I'm pretty free to organize my own day, and I like that! I like going out to the construction site and seeing what's happening on site.
What is the biggest difference between work and school?
In professional life, we have the responsibility to implement plans - not just to learn theory. I also deal with people differently because you have to discuss things and make compromises. Working with talented and hard-working colleagues inspires and motivates me.