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Our people

Around 180 staff can tell what it's like to work with us. Read about some of their experiences.

Idea, Concept, Plan and Realisation

Name: Bart Van Weyenberg
Position: Senior project manager

Through an advert on the VDAB job site, I read that VolkerWessels Telecom Belgium was looking for a project manager to build and equip a data centre in Ghlin. That was exactly where my expertise and work experience lay. I applied, and a few days later I started! I worked on a really attractive project straight away and spent the first six months mainly on the end customer's site. I work now mainly on the design of larger projects (technical spaces, camera surveillance or data centres) and see through the implementation.
Our projects often overlap with the work in our other departments. So I often consult with other project managers or experts about new techniques or concepts.
It mostly starts with an idea that we work into a concept along with the client. This is transformed into a concrete plan. Once that's finally finished as agreed and the customer smiles and signs the delivery document - that gives me extra satisfaction. I can rely on a strong team and professional technicians.

No normal days

Name: David Mariën
Position: Maintenance technician

I was looking for a new challenge in my career, and for a job where I could learn new things and develop. I came to VolkerWessels Telecom Belgium through Bart Van Weyenberg, and I've been working here as a maintenance technician since 2011.
There's really no such thing as a normal day for me. I drive to the customer's site to solve a fault, and come into contact with our customer's experts or their NOC (sometimes in India). I try to correct the problem as fast, as well and as efficiently as possible. I'm still learning every day and I get tremendous satisfaction from it.
Every day is interesting, because I don't know how my day will go. Where, when or what type of fault will come up can't be predicted. This demands a degree of flexibility but through the various SLAs we have the responsibility of planning our work ourselves. Calls at night are extra exciting. Sometimes we have to visit a site for the first time. Often these are well secured or even hidden under a bench along the side of the road. Finding these sites is a challenge in itself!
What really suits me at VWTB is that as technicians we make a contribution to the way things are done. I'm free to give feedback and something is actually done with it. At every level, things are done with the necessary mutual respect.