"From Project Manager to Branch Manager"
Frank Lutter, Branch Manager Bremerhaven, J.H.K. Anlagenbau und Service GmbH & Co. KG
How long have you been here?
Since November 2017 I had been project manager at J.H.K. and recently I have become branch manager in Bremerhaven.
What are you doing at J.H.K.?
Whew… not so simple to limit this to the essential. As a project manager I had been active in the common project processing and handling. The projects are within the areas steel, pipeline and boiler construction. Recently I was in the project processing in chemical industry, cruise ship repairs and yacht building.
My tasks included the complete processing of a project starting with the first customer contacts, the pure planning and coordination of the project to the delivery to the customer. The respective claim management is also part of my tasks. Moreover, I am responsible for the further development of our project management within the J.H.K. Group
What do you like about your tasks?
On the one side I do particularly like the contact with our various customers as well as the close contact with the colleagues. On the other side it is of course the common planning like budgeting, calculation, scheduling, structuring processes and processing sequences, level the extensive organisational matters best possible etc. All this with the aim in mind to process projects successfully.
What do you like about your job at J.H.K.?
It is a lot of fun to reach common goals with a motivated team on the construction site as well as in the office working hand in hand. To see how colleagues just having finished their professional training develop and start taking over responsibility makes me very happy.
Everyday work life is very diverse and it is definitely not boring.
What do you appreciate about J.H.K.? What is the J.H.K. DNA?
I appreciate the trust in me and the freedom in my actions which is personally very important to me. My opinion is taken seriously by the leadership – this is of great value to me. We have many colleagues – especially the long-standing colleagues of J.H.K. – who have an enormous wealth of knowledge. The experience of all colleagues is broad which helps making wonders come true. This reminds me of the repair processing of a cruise ship. Here we delivered in perfect team work within a very short period of time enormously well. Every single colleague in charge did his best so that shipyard and final customer were more than satisfied.
I have never experienced that one colleague did not like to answer questions of the other colleague in detail. Of course, it is important to show serious interest and to be ready to learn new subjects.
A day is successful for me if…
… everything is done as planned.
For me it is the biggest thing when we have fun with the colleagues when working. If all colleagues then work hand in hand, one caring for the other and thinking outside the box, thus ensuring that different working packages are simply “rocked”. If in addition the customer gives a great feedback I am starting fully motivated into the next project and try to pass this spirit on to the colleagues as well.