Ørsted: Faces of Wind Energy

Published: 21 Dec 2017 By Yvonne Zwiers,

Yvonne Zwiers- Wind Turbines Project Manager, Ørsted

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I'm an offshore wind turbine project manager, so overall I'm responsible for everything to do with getting the wind turbines installed, out at sea, and producing power. 

This includes managing the contract; following health and safety; making progress on time and staying within budget. I also manage any risks the project may present.

I love the excitement of building these huge turbines in a challenging environment, especially dealing with such a large scope of activity and only a small team. It means I have a lot of responsibility during that process.

Getting the job done is very motivating and satisfying.

Initially I thought working in renewables and in a 'green' industry was a nice to have- because I thought the biggest part I would like is the huge structures we're dealing with. 

After getting into the job I found contributing to the well-being of people and our planet actually meant more to me than I thought, so now I wouldn't want to miss that.

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