Being able to handle engineering, procurement, and construction of power plants in-house is our strength
After starting my career at a major Spanish gas/oil company, I moved to the solar power generation market because of my interest in global environmental issues. I have been accumulating experiences in this industry for more than a decade.
Before joining Vena Energy, I had been involved in power plant constructions in various parts of the country as a project director working for an International company established in Japan. I wanted to take advantage of these experiences to move on to the next step and take on even greater challenges than I had before, so I chose Vena Energy as my next stage.
Vena Energy is one of the most recognized players in the Japanese solar power generation market. I had often heard that "its Singapore head office has the largest business in the Asia-Pacific region as an the leading pure renewable energy Independent Power Producers (IPP) " "its project portfolio in Japan is one of the best both in quality and quantity" and so on.
Another key factor was that I had the opportunity to get to know one of the employees of the company when I was thinking about changing my job. I heard from this person in detail about the great talent the company has attracted and the flexible corporate culture which is eager to take on new challenges, and felt "it is exactly the environment I am looking for." It was not a difficult decision for me to decide to join the company.
Currently, I am playing a role as the General Manager of the department in charge of EPC (Engineering, Procurement, Construction) project management for solar power plants. My mission is to support the road to success of projects, coordinating and keeping a close communication with our seven team members and managing the progress of the projects each member is assigned to. There are members who have come from a different industry, so it is also an important part of my job to train them and provide necessary assistance so that they can take full advantage of their accumulated capabilities.
There is one point that I always make during the training of such members, which continues to be important for me too. That is to periodically visit the construction site of each project and check the current status with your own eyes. There are many mountainous and hilly areas in Japan, thus land development / civil work at project sites is quite often large in scale and complicated. Therefore, having a thorough understanding of the characteristics of each site is the first step toward overcoming technical challenges.
In addition, the company also works diligently to help its staff solve issues, for example by hiring land acquisition specialists or actively enhancing the Technical Services team. In addition, we have a strong in-house teams capable of dealing with planning, design, and construction from beginning to end, which enables us to boldly take on the challenge of tackling projects that are very large in scale or projects that apply the latest technology, which are regarded as "quite difficult" within the industry. In such an environment, I am accumulating experience that is difficult to gain elsewhere, and when a project is completed after spending a lot of time for it, the sense of accomplishment we can feel is truly remarkable.
There are many other unique aspects that make the company worthwhile to work for. Among them is the environment where multinational colleagues are working together, which is really amazing. For example, my team consists of members from three countries: Japan, Spain, and the United States. If we look at the Construction Management team, engineers from countries such as the Philippines, Thailand, Turkey,… are working successfully. The time we spend here, aiming for one goal together with talented people from all over the world bringing in different cultures and ideas, is always exciting.
My objective now is to work together with these talented colleagues to bring all the projects I am currently involved with to success. In addition, as the Vena Energy group has broad operations across the Asia-Pacific region, I would not be just dreaming when I envision a future career plan to work at different local offices and get involved in projects in each country.
As such, being able to pursue all kinds of possibilities is another appeal that this company has to offer, because it is a company in the growth phase. Since there are many projects in the pipeline, we have just so many opportunities to utilize respective capabilities and grow. There are times when things get quite hectic, but we have a good employee welfare program focused on work-life balance and a comfortable office environment to work in, so there is no need for those who are going to join us to worry. If you wish to have a fulfilling life and make a step upward, please jump in and join us.Global