When you are easy to work with and have the right expertise, you have excellent prospects for becoming a sought-after consultant. As an experienced consultant at Sweco, regardless of your field of expertise, you will help shape the cities and communities of the future. You will also have one of the most exciting and challenging jobs a person can have, along with continuous opportunities for development. 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.
It should be easy doing business with Sweco. At Sweco, everyone is expected to meet customers and make decisions that are right for the business, every day. Professional development at Sweco is not optional – it’s a requirement.
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.
We know that the communities and cities of the future will be diverse – encompassing a variety of family structures, ethnic backgrounds and religious beliefs.
"Balance is about effectively spreading your time and energy between your job, your family and yourself. I am married and have two sons who are ten and fourteen years old. We live ten minutes by bicycle from the office, and this daily bike ride helps me to lower my stress level and make the mental shift between home and work. I usually succeed in limiting the number of hours at work, but it’s also important to have some energy left when you come home. Your family also needs your interest and attention. Weekends are reserved for family and at least once a year my wife and I try to get away for a weekend of our own. To recharge my batteries, I try to set aside some time to go running. It works like a kind of meditation."
"At Sweco you have personal responsibility for your own delivery and, within reasonable limits, there are ample opportunities to manage your time. It is common to work remotely and some people regularly work from home a day or two per week. I think it’s valuable to work from home sometimes, since this gives me another focus. I try to set a good example by leaving the office at a reasonable hour, and I made a point of taking parental leave when my sons were born. I have also encouraged the staff to exercise together and take part in different fun runs, since I believe that physical activity is an important source of energy."
"With our decentralised business model, it’s very much a matter of personal responsibility. Taking parental leave is a matter of course. We hire people in an age group where people often already have or plan to have children, and we encourage them to take the chance to spend time with their kids when they are small. Returning to their jobs is made easier by the fact that our work is project-based."
"Everyone has a different life situation and a stress threshold. I think it’s important for each person to be aware of their own needs and try to define what adds to or subtracts from their energy. If your situation isn’t working, you have to do something about it and make sure that your job is fun and fulfilling. We all need to take responsibility for our own balance."