From buildings to oil and gas – from the UK to Denmark
Farzin Hafezparast started his career as a graduate structural engineer at Ramboll UK in 2007. When the chance to work in Ramboll's oil and gas division opened with a temporary position in Copenhagen, Farzin grabbed the opportunity to gain international work experience and expand his network in Ramboll. What was originally planned to be a stay of a few months has now reached four years, including a six month stay in Oslo.
Colleagues turned into close friends
"As a newcomer to the office in Copenhagen with no network and little knowledge of Denmark, I was open to almost all social activities initiated by colleagues. I started playing for the Ramboll football team, went out for Friday drinks after work and attended other social activities. Still now after four years, I think it is a great atmosphere to be part of. Some of my best friends are also my close colleagues," he says.
Responsibility is a great job motivation
Farzin works as a pipeline engineer and recently his position developed into entailing lead roles in projects, communicating closely with clients as well as supervising younger engineers.
"I have been lucky to be part of a technical area in high demand. We have welcomed many new colleagues, especially several graduates. Despite my few years of experience within the subsea and pipelines field, I have been given a lot of responsibility. For instance I have a lead role in the detailed pipeline design of a major field development on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, which requires close cooperation with the client, supervising graduates on the project and reviewing their work. This has really motivated me in my job, and I enjoy it a lot," Farzin explains.
Read about Farzin's contribution to our innovation competition in the article Responsibly unlocking new energy resources through innovation