Senior Project Engineer - Mechanical
According to Casper, the work and colleagues at R&D motivate each other to deliver innovative solutions, which means that he never shows up unmotivated, thinking it will be a long day.
On a daily basis, Casper works as a Senior Project Engineer in R&D's Test Systems department at the head office in Hinnerup. For the past few years, his role at R&D has been as Technical Lead on various projects with test benches within the wind industry. Here, Casper is responsible for having an overview of the mechanical area of projects ensuring that we have the right technical solutions. According to Casper, the work and colleagues at R&D motivate each other to deliver innovative solutions, which means that he never shows up unmotivated, thinking it will be a long day.
What is Casper's background?
In 2010, Casper graduated as a mechanical engineer from the Aarhus School of Engineering. Casper found his way to us through another R&D employee who recommended him to apply here. He took the advice and, in 2017, he was hired as a Senior Project Engineer. "I was originally employed in our 'Technology and Solutions' department, which, among other things, handles our transport solutions and lifting equipment. But after half a year, I started working on a project in our ‘Test Systems’ department. It felt just right, so I've been here ever since,” says Casper. As we have different work assignments, tasks, and projects, you can easily use several of your competencies at R&D.
Casper is originally from Esbjerg, but today he lives in Hinnerup with his wife and two children. "I have become very interested in sailing during the last year and have bought an older sailboat from the '70s, which requires a lot of love. I am now taking a certificate of competency and looking forward to getting the boat in the water. In addition, my most important function is to be a father and to spend quality time with my family,” says Casper. At R&D, it is important that our everyday life is thriving, and we, therefore, have very flexible working hours.
I like the alternation between having to keep an overview and being able to dive into the technical and theoretical aspects of our business. In order to stay on my toes in relation to the technical, I think it is important that there is an opportunity for both
What is it like working at R&D?
As Tech Lead, it is Casper's task to have a clear overview of the mechanical area of the projects. In addition, he must also ensure the most optimal technical solution at a competitive price. However, Casper is also keen to continue to develop professionally, as well as personally, which he gets the opportunity to do as an employee at R&D. “I like the alternation between having to keep an overview and being able to dive into the technical and theoretical aspects of our business. To stay on my toes about the technical, I think it is important that there is an opportunity for both,” says Casper.
Although it is hectic at times and things must go fast, we maintain a high professional level by communicating and helping each other. "There is not far from thought to action. Our capabilities and broad professional competencies in-house mean that when you decide that something needs to happen, it happens quickly. It becomes a reality. As an engineer, you typically do not see the final result, but it is satisfying to see things become a reality at R&D,” says Casper.
"The work environment at R&D meets many of the qualities that I believe are essential to be thriving at a workplace. The culture is that we help each other and discuss with each other if we are in a challenging situation,” says Casper. At R&D, we take great pride in developing our employees. Therefore, we use a lot of energy to facilitate this. We do this, for example, through exciting, dynamic work tasks, a clear division of responsibilities, and minimal bureaucracy.
"R&D is an ambitious company and workplace, which also affects the employees. Things are humming, and it is going fast. But it's incredibly exciting to be a part of,” says Casper. In addition, Casper adds, "The energy and culture are also affected by the fact that we are 'first movers'. You cannot work with the same tasks elsewhere. We have some super exciting projects which ensure that you are developing and stay on your toes. Together, we strive to develop our competencies, ideas, and solutions, which is very motivating. This means that I never show up at work and think that it will be a long day or keep an eye on the clock,” Casper states.