Building gender-inclusive workplaces unlocks growth opportunities and even boosts socioeconomic progress. We believe showcasing opportunities within our company, how women with different backgrounds work and what motivates them in NRC Group, can be one way to attract more women to our industry.
Fanni Valkama (27) from Espoo in Finland, has been with NRC Group for 2,5 years. She holds a Master of Science in environmental engineering, and she co-worked with NRC Group on her master thesis. Today she is employed as a project engineer in NRC Group Finland.
During her working hours, she shares tender requests, creates contracts for subcontractors, and participates in contract negotiations and site visits. In addition, she conducts safety measurement tours to our projects and oversee quality and environment documentation.
- It was a coincident that I applied for a summer trainee in the sustainability team. I had never considered working in the construction industry before. It appeared interesting and relevant for my studies. When I finished my degree, I was offered a job at NRC Group as a project engineer, which I gladly accepted since I had enjoyed working there.
As a newcomer to construction, Fanni appreciate the friendly and helpful colleagues. Having the opportunity to building a better future is quite important for her. She says it will never get boring. The industry is constantly evolving.
How is it to combine your job with family life?
- I have two dogs if that counts as family! Combining work and taking care of my dogs has worked out great as the work is flexible. Usually, I spend around six hours at the construction site and finish the workday at home so that my dogs don’t have to be alone so many hours.