We want to showcase our employees through what we have called #MeetOurTeam. Meet Ingrid!
Years in Cegal:
Halv a year
I do not have as many meetings as many others have had during this time. We have a fixed status meeting at 10:30, beyond that there are some coordination meetings with managers, product owners and other stakeholders. The rest of the time is spent coordinating, prioritizing and ensuring good cooperation with those we work with.
After all, I don't work directly into the systems, that's what our developers and consultants do. I work with Jira and Confluence and mail/teams. But our services are based on Microsoft .NET technology with Microsoft SQL server at the bottom and NServiceBus as a link. The websites we keep track of are based on Aurelia. In addition, we have a number of communication technologies that we use to communicate with the outside world; SOAP, REST, Kafka, SignalR and AMQP.
I am result oriented. I love the feeling of having delivered a project, whatever it may be, at the agreed time, quality and cost. Then I have a great feeling of mastery!
I started as a team leader at Statnett one week after I started. This gave me two parallel digital onboardings, one in Cegal and one in Statnett. I have never worked as a consultant before and did not know much about the energy industry, so the learning curve has been quite steep! Fortunately, I have had patient team members who have explained to me what I have been wondering about. Many may have noticed that Erna Solberg and Angela Merkel opened the electricity connection between Norway and Germany. We were involved in this one! Those who work with grid settlement calculate and invoice various income and costs related to the power transmission. We in Team Avregningssystemer ensure that the IT systems to do this are in place. This requires both upgrades to the systems we have and the development of new solutions. The team has a DevOps approach and delivers continuously. Right now, power is being put on a new overseas connection between Norway and England, so developing IT solutions for this has been an important task in the team.
I fell (head over heels!) for the infectious energy and commitment in Cegal.
I immediately felt that I want to be part of this!
Working in a company that is going places, forwards and upwards was also tempting. An appropriately large and flat organisation, variety in assignments and a focus on social responsibility also help to make Cegal an exciting place to work.
I usually listen to "Hele Historien" while doing the laundry. I like the format; documentary in several parts. They take up many exciting stories and they tell them in an engaging way. Can't fail to mention "Free minute" as well. Then I laugh out loud to myself!
Eat the dessert first, you never know if you will survive the main course.
Ingrid's father used this. It's about enjoying life here and now and not postponing the good things for "later".
Android or iPhone?
iTunes or Spotify?
Streaming or linear-tv?
Call or text?
Emoji or text?
Snapchat or Instagram?
I can tell you a funny story from when I met my husband. I met him on the Trans-Siberian railway! We had booked a trip through the same travel company and ended up in the same carriage together for six days. We traveled the route Moscow-Beijing and managed to get to know each other well during the crossing of Russia. We also stopped by Mongolia. There we took part in a guided tour in a huge national park and there we slept out on the steppes in traditional yurt, felt huts. After a few days in Beijing, he went home while I traveled on. The story could have ended here, but then something quite funny happened! A colleague of mine was in Mongolia a few years after we were there and told the guide that she was from Norway. Then the guide told about a Norwegian couple who had fallen in love on the train. My colleague told me that she knows them and that we were now going to get married! The guide was delighted and sent my colleague a miniature yurt and lots of good wishes. It's now over 10 years ago, but the story always makes me smile 🙂
Fun Fact; My great aunt was actually a princess of Indonesia. Nobody believed it when I raised my hand and told about it at primary school. The next day, dad wrote a message to the teacher in the message book. He confirmed the royal family member and sent me a photo of the princess to show everyone!