Could you describe for us what your daily work involves?
Ok. My working day starts at 8 a.m. Mornings are reserved for meetings with the contact persons of the different projects. I really enjoy working productively and intensively with these qualified people. The projects are divided into:
• Hall construction
• Storage tanks, loading points
• P1000 modules
• Approval procedures
• Overall system control
• Power generation
• Operating lab
After lunch, I deal with my planning activities. At the moment, these are mainly concerned with process engineering and electrics. From about 3 p.m. until 5 p.m., it’s back to meetings and telephone calls. The evenings belong to my family, usually until around 8 p.m. Afterwards, I turn to my passion, which is research and development – often in exchange with other scientists. Many solutions have emerged from these discussions.
How do you manage to keep track of everything?
We’re all working with the project management software “Trello”. Timelines, responsibilities, documents and information exchange can therefore be documented easily and reliably. Everyone knows their targets and has all the information they need – and I have control over the whole thing. It’s this structured way of working that makes it possible for us to work so efficiently. For planning purposes, we use different software programmes, like AutoCAD, Microstation or Eventor, depending on requirements.
What occupies you most at the moment?
All the subsidiary projects are needed for operations to start on time. Therefore, they are all running in parallel. Only the construction of the 8 recycling modules is standardised, since we’re already manufacturing them industrially. So, that requires the least attention at the moment.