Even before graduating as a master in bio-engineering (VUB) back in 2010, I knew I didn’t want to limit myself to a lab-based or R&D job. I wanted to be more in touch with the productional and industrial side of processes. That’s why I chose a career in engineering and project management. Since 2010 I had the chance to work on 20+ small and big CAPEX projects for about 12 customers, mainly in the food, but also in the (petro)chemical, and recently in pharmaceutical industry. These projects ranged from feasibility studies to greenfield constructions over process optimisation, revamping of existing process lines and process line extension.
Being in a customer-based job, our and my main purpose is to help our customers with the issues and challenges they are facing, in whatever form they are coming up. This makes it a challenging but also rewarding job. A job that is filled with learning moments, possibilities to excel and develop yourself, but always ending in success thanks to the cooperation with project teams consisting of own colleagues, members of the customer’s team, and suppliers and contractors.