Attracting, developing and retaining talent are crucial to Sweco’s long-term success. Our employees go to work every day and, each in their own way, shape the communities we will live in in the future. As a young employee at Sweco, you will discover that your strengths are utilised in the best way. We have been told that what differentiates Sweco is that our consultants are given full responsibility for their assignments early on. Although we work in different ways and not everyone meets customers on a daily basis, we all make important contributions to the customer experience. Sweco is a company for employees who want to perform and create value for their customers. A typical Sweco employee is approachable and committed to his or her customers and has a recognised expertise.
We value the knowledge that you who are a student or a recent graduate can contribute. Together with your colleagues, you will get to take on exciting challenges that await you in our many assignments. At Sweco, you will have the opportunity to work on a great variety of projects together with skillful colleagues.
You will be entrusted with responsibility for your own projects, and given room to take initiative. Most importantly, you will have the opportunity to create your own dream career.
At Sweco, professional development is not optional – it’s a requirement. For our employees, the opportunity to work on the most exciting assignments is a decisive factor.
Sweco is a company that shapes the leaders of tomorrow. Identifying talented people and giving them the opportunity to succeed has always been a crucial component of Sweco’s corporate culture.
Since our work is about meeting the challenges of tomorrow, we need to always be one step ahead. This is why the continuous development of our employees is crucial to both the individual's and Sweco’s continued success.
What do you do at Sweco?
I am an engineer, working with water and wastewater systems. There is great variation in the projects I work on, when it comes to scope as well as time frame. On some assignments, only my service area is involved, while at other times I work together with Sweco employees from a wide range of service areas. Sometimes the projects are under construction and with a short time frame, while other projects are master plans where the results will be ready in 25 years’ time.
As an employee in Europe’s leading engineering consultancy, you get the opportunity to work on and develop through a great variety of assignments. This variation is one of the main reasons why I enjoy working at Sweco.
When do you appreciate your job the most?
I think I enjoy my job the most when I get to think big. And at Sweco, that is something I am encouraged to do often. At the moment, I am involved in a comprehensive master plan project for the water and wastewater systems of three municipalities in eastern Norway. I need to look at the big picture, and think long term and comprehensively. That is something I really enjoy doing.
It is a lot of fun to come up with good and sustainable solutions to challenging problems by thinking creatively together with my colleagues.
Tell us about your experience as a summer student at Sweco.
I didn’t know much about Sweco or what the company actually does. It was therefore very exciting to get an insight into the everyday tasks of my colleagues, and to be included in real and challenging projects from day one.
What impressed me the most was the amount of responsibility I was entrusted with, and the trust my colleagues and leaders showed me. As a summer student, and now as a full-time employee, this trust shown in the young and inexperienced is something I highly value. It gives me an extra motivation to do the best job I am capable of doing.
What are your thoughts on working at Sweco?
I am extremely fond of my job. I am working with exciting and diverse projects, and I always look forward to a new work day. One of the things I particularly appreciate at Sweco is all my talented and pleasant colleagues. When you are a recent graduate like me, a lot of what you do in your job is new and unknown. It is therefore nice to be able to rely on your more experienced colleagues, and I absolutely experience that kind of support from my colleagues at Sweco. We have a culture of asking questions and helping each other thrive.
In addition to the knowledge sharing, I thoroughly enjoy the social aspect of working at Sweco. I work in a young and dynamic environment, with a rich selection of social and after work activities.
Can you mention a few of these activities?
Especially if you are into sports and physical activity, you will find a wide range of options. Whether you are interested in team sports, skiing, yoga, aerobics or sailing – to mention but a few – you are sure to find a suitable offer.
We also have social committees that are in charge of organising social activities throughout the year. Right before I started working at Sweco, the social committee for my department organised a trip to Svalbard, and earlier this year we went on a great trip to Hafjell. We have done mountain hikes, pizza nights, after-work drinks and theater nights, and this helps to create a very good environment, both during and after working hours.