Meet Daniel Ordéus
As a new design engineer at ÅF, Daniel Ordéus first intended to focus on the technical aspects of the job and then switch that focus to realising his dream of becoming a leader.
Daniel found a job posting for a position as a design engineer at ÅF, sent in his application and the journey began. It was the potential for growth and development that attracted him, but it was also a workplace where he could be challenged and demonstrate his abilities.
Four major steps
Daniel was hired as a design engineer in 2008, but after three years his manager at the time decided to take advantage of his industriousness and put him in charge of parts of the company’s in-house operations. The next step as deputy team leader came shortly thereafter and for the last two years he has worked as a section manager. “Getting ahead was important to me, something I also expressed and demonstrated as time went on,” says Daniel. “I appreciate the fact that people notice you at ÅF and that there are opportunities to take on new challenges.”
He spends a typical day at work responding to emails, attending meetings with sales colleagues about potential assignments and attending meetings with clients. He usually also visits the in-house operations project office to meet with the staff and review operations, which is something he enjoys very much. He describes ÅF’s working climate as open – a place where you can work together in a highly motivated atmosphere and where seniors mentor juniors. “I feel incredibly good about my job at ÅF. I like being challenged every day, but the best thing is working with all these wonderful people. It’s fun meeting all the young engineers who are thriving at ÅF and being part of their journey.”