Meet Kristiana, our solution-oriented colleague who thinks one of the best things with surveying is to see the progress of a project, and to recognize how her work contributes to the overall result. During her four years working as a land surveyor in Sweden, she has not only developed within the profession but also learned the Swedish language!
After her bachelor and master studies in Riga, Kristiana moved from Latvia, where she’s originally from, to work at a big project in the central of Stockholm. At that time, she worked for another company but when the timing was right for a job switch, she chose to come to Clinton.
“I saw Clinton as an opportunity to get access to a lot of different software’s and instruments. Today I work with similar work tasks as before but at Clinton I have the possibility to try out and work with various surveying methods. Opportunities like that are inspiring to me.”
Kristiana has worked with both small and big projects, as well as with different types of assignments. Today Kristiana works at a large infrastructure project, with monitoring and modelling among many things.
“I have still a lot to learn, but I have developed my skills a lot during my time at Clinton, for example within grid surveying, calculation and ground modelling”.
Kristiana describes that she often faces complicated survey issues at a construction site that needs to be solved, and that the solution varies from time to time. She finds that the most challenging parts of surveying also are the best parts of surveying. Succeeding in finding a solution to a difficult problem and seeing the results is really rewarding. She highlights communication as an important part of the success.
“Communication is key. If there is a problem or a question and we have to find the way how to solve it, I know that there is always a colleague that can help with advice. We are one big team with one main goal, and if something should be solved, we corporate and find solutions together. I have alot of talented colleagues and a good team spirit at Clinton. This is very important to me.”
Besides being surrounded by friendly and competent colleagues, Kristiana emphasises that the support from her manager as a meaningful part of her own development, as well as participation in internal and external courses.
“We are given the opportunity to get the full use of our hours of education each year by being offered a series of courses. I have even got the opportunity to learn Swedish in small private groups together with my colleagues, which makes it more fun”