Fieke Uitentuis

Project lead - count & cooper

I work at Count & Cooper as a Project Manager. As a Project Manager you have the final responsibility on a project, for example like me as an Environment Manager, but a role as Manager Project Control, Tender Manager, Design Manager or Project Manager is also possible. It is a young and dynamic company in which I have experienced a lot of growth in the past five years. As an environment manager, I and my team are responsible for all permits, communication and stakeholder contacts of the project.

"Dynamics make the work challenging"

We work on large projects, without working for a cumbersome organisation. That combination is perfect for me. In addition, the work remains challenging: the projects are getting bigger and bigger, so the complexity is also increasing. During construction projects you are a guest in someone else's habitat and as an environment manager you are constantly working on this. We sometimes work one meter away from someone's facade and it is very important that we minimise the nuisance experienced. Here interests often conflict; the contractor wants to build quickly, the residents do not want any nuisance and the municipalities want to see the project realised within budget as soon as possible. This dynamic makes the work very challenging.

Within Count & Cooper, my colleagues in particular make my work enjoyable. The people around me are important to me and the associated dynamics, ambition and working atmosphere. Count & Cooper feels like home and that is very pleasant. Before this I worked at a large company and felt anonymous. That is no longer the case. I experience my work as added value for the development of the company. For example, I pass on the knowledge and experience that I gain in the project to new colleagues. Besides, I still learn a lot about myself. Due to the open atmosphere, I regularly receive constructive feedback so that I can continue to develop.

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