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She’s the project manager who wants to make the world a better place

160 km there and back, every day – just to work at SunPine.
“I would never have commuted everyday from Skellefteå if I hadn’t been so happy at work,” says project manager Christina Svensson. 

She’s the project manager who wanted to be a doctor so she could help people. Instead, SunPine’s sustainability efforts are what drives Christina these days. Because she still gets to help make the world a better place.

Tell us briefly about what you do at SunPine.
“I have fairly wide-ranging assignments, as projects can vary greatly. But in simple terms, if anything needs rebuilding at the plant, either I or one of the other project managers will hold the reins. This includes most initiatives in e.g. construction, programming, and electrical power. On any given day I might hold a meeting with the project team, check that we’re on schedule and develop an action plan to move things forward. It involves a lot of communicating with people. But I’m not alone; we’re a team, and we do things together,” says Christina Svensson.

Whatis it about your work that motivates you?
“I’ve been commuting to Piteå from Skellefteå every day for four years now, and I wouldn’t have done so if I didn’t love my job. The driving force for me is working at a plant that focuses on sustainability. It motivates me a lot. Taking part in the development of a company like this is really cool. I wanted to be a doctor, to help people in very concrete ways, and this is in a similar vein. I like trying to make the world a better place,” she says.

How is the work environment?
“SunPine is quite a new company, so I think the site and the buildings are great, and I like the fact that it’s a small company. It means short decision paths, and I like working in that kind of organisation.”

And how would you describe the atmosphere among your colleagues?
“It’s very friendly here, and people who work here enjoy close relationships. I feel everyone here shows commitment, something which characterises SunPine. It’s easy to see that the work we do has an effect, and that everyone who works here plays an important part in the organization. We can handle almost anything together.”

If someone who wanted to start work at SunPine asked you how things are here, what would you say?
“That it’s a sustainable company that endeavours to use renewable energy. We all have a big responsibility, which is a quality you’ll need if you’re going to work here. Not everything is hewn in stone, as SunPine is quite a recent startup. So there’s considerable scope for influence, and sometimes you’ll have to move things forward yourself,” says Christina Svensson.

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