Since she joined Arcadis, Ivanka has had the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects within the rail sector: “I’ve worked on numerous teams across different geographical locations. Working for one of the leading multidisciplinary consultancies in the world offers a lot of scope for professional and career development.”
"Every day is different and I have the opportunity to work on varied projects."
What do you love about working for Arcadis?
“I love my job because every day is different. I have the opportunity to work on varied projects. My day-to-day work broadens my engineering knowledge and judgment and allows me to contribute to the improvement of railway infrastructure.”
How does Arcadis help your professional development?
“I am given the opportunity to drive my career in my preferred direction, and I have strong support from my senior colleagues.”
How do you see Arcadis values coming to life?
“The people I work with are not only a great professional team of engineers, but friends as well. I love the people and the working environment; everyone is very approachable and willing to collaborate.”
What are the 3 favorite projects you have worked on?
1. A major British rail program
“The project included refurbishing existing stations, designing new structures and re-designing existing rail infrastructure. I had the opportunity to perform different roles at different stages, giving me varied experience, enhancing my technical knowledge and my management skills.”
2. Re-modeling of a London rail station
“The project replaces the antiquated conventional signaling systems that are in place. I was co-located in the client’s office to work as part of the team developing the projects requirement specification, and I gained a lot by working collaboratively with the Client.”
3. Signaling equipment, UK
“I was involved in the tender stagem which gave me the opportunity to prepare the design program, contribute to the project pricing schedule and write all program related tender documents.”