Her job at ÅF – to design pipelines for the processing industry
Meet Peggy Emadi. With a background in product design and engineering and experience in the automotive industry, Peggy is now working at ÅF with the designing and construction of pipelines for the food and pharmaceutical industries. Great challenges accompany this work, which suits Peggy’s flexible and curious personality.
“Sometimes I climb the pipes”
Peggy’s work involves a lot of hours in the office, but also that she is physically out in the field at the projects. Her work requires extraordinary accuracy and precision – under pressure due to tight schedules.
- I come into the project when the concept is to be implemented. That means that I need to have full control of what I work with and the process of it, and under what conditions. Sometimes I visit the place in person and even climb among the pipes, e.g. to investigate the pipe supports, other components and welding points, to get the overall picture.
A profession active in many markets
Working as a mechanical engineer/plant designer at ÅF offers opportunities to participate part in a wide variety of different projects. Peggy’s history at ÅF began in 2006, when she contributed with among other things her expertise in plant design to the construction of oil depots in Norway. Oil depots/terminals are complex facilities that require everything to work precisely correct. At the same time, Norway is a country with sometimes extreme weather conditions, which affects the structure of the oil, plus it has a landscape that largely consists high mountains along the ocean. This means that Norways geography requires pumps with the right pressure to transport the crude oil.
- This requires thinking wider and bigger than what one ordinarily does with in projects built in normal circumstances.
Presently she is working on the design engineering for the construction of Stockholms local trafic paint premises, where SL paints its trains and buses. What is required here is that she draws the layouts of the plant, but also to assign fire ratings to all the premises depending on which chemicals that will be used in them.
- There is quite a number of individual components that must be fitted together. It is challenging, but at the same time incredibly interesting and rewarding to see one’s project being realised.
Earlier this year she worked with the project Agarose, GE Healthcare, in Uppsala, where a whole new factory will be constructed – a big and exciting project.
- There is a lot of components in the Agarose project that have to fit perfectly together. At least five other constructors from ÅF is working together on this, which means that communication and teamwork is essential. This project is challenging, but at the same time it is extremely fun to see your project become real.
Never all alone
Peggy’s job means that she often works on her own, but she never feels that she is all alone.
- There is always someone in ÅF to turn to. All my undaunted and professionally skilled colleagues are always cooperative and willing to assist when I need their help.
Peggy experiences this throughout all of ÅF. In addition to her work with engineering and design, she also works with ÅF’s Resource Management Organisation (RMO), a relatively new organisation at ÅF, which works to ensure that ÅF’s consultants who are between formal assignments will feel that they continue to develop professionally and are able to contribute their expertise.
- This is part of what makes me so proud of working at ÅF. Whatever your background, ÅF values your skills and experience, and encourages you to share it.