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West Link Project staff - Meet Camilla Rydén

Camilla Rydén provide the projects in the West, such as the West Link Project, with specialist expertise in our specific subject areas.

What is your background and how did you come to be involved in the West Link Project?

I’ve worked with information management for many years and in various roles, and that’s also how I came to the Swedish Transport Administration and the Gothenburg office in 2012. I was then employed at the unit for Technology, Environment and Property in the West for the role of data coordinator in the project West Link and Olskroken Grade-Separated Junction. Since January 2016, I’ve been heading the unit for Major projects Technology, Environment and Property.

The unit for Technology, Environment and Property has specialists working to support the projects in the areas of construction, digital project management, installation and environment. We provide the projects in the West, such as the West Link Project, with specialist expertise in our specific subject areas. Since we are specialists in different areas and projects, we have a lot to learn from each other, so experience feedback is an important part of our work.

What does your role in the West Link Project involve?

My role involves close collaboration with the project. This means staying up-to-date on a general level, what’s happening in the West Link Project at the moment and what’s coming next. What skills will be needed in the future? How will we go about finding the right support and providing the right resources?

As a manager, I have to handle both hard and soft issues. Employees should be happy and have opportunities for skills development and experience exchange.

What is the greatest challenge with the West Link Project from your perspective?

The West Link Project has many stakeholders, both internally and externally. In major projects and organisations, communication is often a challenge.

How will you meet the challenge?

I try to think about who I need to communicate with, who might be in need of the information I have. Sending too little information can be just as bad as sending too much.

What is the most interesting part of your job?

I learn something new every day. It's fun working with so many nice and competent people and with such a complex infrastructure project as West Link.

What do you do to relax?

Maybe I should learn how to relax, there’s always some project going on. The family dog makes sure there are many long walks, something which I appreciate as well.

Do you talk about the West Link Project a lot in your spare time?

No, not that often now. But as a daily rail commuter, I sometimes get into discussions about the Transport Administration, with follow-up questions about the West Link Project.