New Engineering Manager, Co-Engineering Vaasa Unit

We are pleased to announce that Pekka Rantala BSc. Electrical Engineering has been appointed Engineering Manager, Co-Engineering Vaasa Unit. He will start in this new position on 1st of September 2022.

This recruitment is a part of Co-Engineering restructure and in line with our growth strategy. During the spring 2022 Co-Engineering Management Team has been renewed and Rantala will join the team with earlier appointed Head of Talent.

Leading engineering close to the customer

Rantala is currently working as an Engineering Manager at VEO Oy, an international energy expert offering electrification and automation solutions for energy sector located in Vaasa. Rantala has 14 years of experience working in versatile customer projects within the industry both locally and globally. Rantala also holds the official roles of supervisor of electrical work and supervisor of operation of electrical equipment.

In this new position at Co-Engineering, Rantala is moving from project execution to a role with profit and loss responsibility and engineering competence selling. In the new role it is essential to understand the customer current and future needs as well as the challenges customer might have. In this way we can provide excellent ways to partner with our customers to support both parties’ success which gives us the possibility of profitable growth as a company.

– In this new role I will be working really close to the customer which is extremely motivating. For me the work is rewarding when there are challenges that we can solve together. I believe my solid technical background and customer project experience helps me to start with my new job, Rantala says.

The role of the Engineering Manager is also leading people, which motivates Rantala. He believes that good leadership, correct structures, and sense of community create a workplace to engage.

– By selecting the right candidates to the right roles is the basis for meaningful and motivating job. With good leadership, support and development possibilities people perform well and are willing to promote us in their own networks.

Engineering Manager helps the customer for right solutions

One of the most important tasks for the Engineering Manager will be finding the right people with right expertise to provide good service to our current and new customers. The Engineering Manager will also follow actively the project execution and supports our experts to make the right technical solutions. The Engineering Manager takes care of our customers by anticipating customer needs and possible changes in the industry and finds the opportunities in the business together with the customer. They key element in engineering is our strong technical know-how.

– I have had various roles in challenging customer projects from technical and delivery time perspective in Finland and abroad. I believe we will benefit this in our offer to the customer.

A position to pursue

Rantala has followed Co-Engineering quite closely. The supplier brand along with the growth strategy are inspiring and convinced Rantala to take the challenge and apply.
– I am truly honored that I was chosen for the position. It is great to become a part of this company and influence on Co-Engineering’s growth. If I could also have a positive impact on Co-Engineering operations and together with the team help our customer success, the job was truly what I was looking for.

Pekka Rantala
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