"You Can Offer An Entire Region A Perspective" - Interview With Nick Brendel
You are one of EPNE's first employees, how did you join our team?
Initially, I worked in the renewable energy department of our sister company LEAG. Shortly after, EP New Energies GmbH was founded with the aim of building up and bundling all the know-how for renewables in one place within the group. I was hooked from day one.
What is special about the tasks you are currently working on?
I was born here in the region and am therefore right at the heart of the structural change. For a long time, it was uncertain how things would proceed when lignite was no longer part of the region. I am all the happier that finally there is a perspective and that I can personally play an essential role in shaping this change. Historically - when this change will have succeeded - people will always look back at this particular moment. That is something very special and motivates me every day!
As Team Leader for Technical, you are part of the management level - how would you describe the leadership style?
Our leadership structure is kept very lean. Due to our flat hierarchies, every manager has the opportunity to always listen to the challenges of the individual. We value the opinions of our colleagues very much and reflect thoroughly upon their wishes during our leadership rounds. Very often, these ideas are put into practice, which means that everyone has a say, and the colleagues can actively shape the daily work routine with us.
If you were to describe EPNE in one word, what would it be?
That sounds exciting! What would you like to share with a younger version of yourself who would be starting to work in your job today?
Be open to new insights! It is normal for routines to creep up on you in your day-to-day work. But you should constantly question whether these habits can be optimised. In this way, less of the same work routines will become established, you will constantly reflect on how your processes can be improved and become more efficient, and there will be no boredom.
That is very valuable advice! To conclude our interview: How do you complete the following sentence "Join our team because..."?
... here you can provide a prospect to an entire region.
Thank you very much for your insights, Nick!
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