What are you doing here? Today: Vanessa Manzke

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In our series “What do you actually do here?” we would like to give all visitors a little look behind the scenes of DiConneX and introduce individual employees. Every employee plays an important part in the success of our company and the success of our customers.

Vanessa Manzke has been working as a Senior BIM Consultant at DiConneX since July 2019 and gives you an insight into her tasks and her everyday work in the DiConneX team here.

Hello Vanessa, Can You Briefly Introduce Yourself and Your Job at DiConneX?

Hello, my name is Vanessa Manzke and I have been working at DiConneX as a Senior BIM Consultant since July 2019.

In addition to BIM consulting, my tasks also include the implementation and execution of BIM seminars, lectures or webinars. For this purpose, we are currently also developing possibilities for implementation with Virtual Reality (VR). We support our clients both in the implementation of BIM and in the execution of BIM projects in their companies.

Furthermore, at DiConneX I deal with the AS-Built documentation. This is a completely new and exciting task, in which the construction progress of the building is regularly recorded using various 3D laser scanning methods and the resulting point cloud is compared with the planning. To carry out this comparison, I work with various software solutions.

Why Did You Apply For a Job at DiConneX?

I already dealt intensively with the topic of Building Information Modeling (BIM) and digitization in construction in my bachelor’s and master’s degree in civil engineering. After having been responsible for tendering, awarding and billing as well as construction management for two years, I decided to focus more on my passion for BIM and digitization in construction.

In the process, I came across DiConneX. Here I was given the opportunity to pursue my interests further and to accept and master new challenges. The young and innovative company gives me the chance to develop and work on new projects and areas of responsibility. I have stepped out of my comfort zone and have an exciting and varied everyday office life. I particularly like that.

What Has Been Your Best Day at DiConneX So Far?

It is difficult for me to choose the best day. I especially remember my first BIM seminars. I was always very excited at the beginning of the first seminars at DiConneX, which was a completely new experience for me. Furthermore, I am all the more proud to have mastered the many new challenges! (laughs)

But the best days also include the trade fairs at which DiConneX participated as an exhibitor. For example, being at BIM World in Munich has been one of my goals for a long time. It was great that I was even one of the exhibitors in 2019!

But above all, Digital Bau in Cologne 2020 was a great experience. I really enjoyed appearing together with my colleagues and having lots of exciting technical discussions. It was the first public appearance with our investor Viega and a successful event all round.

What Do You Enjoy Most About Your Job?

I really like the working atmosphere and I really enjoy going to work. We have a great team and work together in a wide variety of areas (surveying, marketing), which is always very interesting and exciting because everyone can contribute their ideas and thoughts. This makes my day-to-day office life very varied, and I am always learning something new.

Above all, I really enjoy my work as a BIM consultant. I really like the balance between everyday office life and business trips. I always get to know new people, gain a lot of new experiences and see not only Hamburg but also many other beautiful cities in Germany.

Where Can People Find You When You’re Not in the Office?

In a dance studio! I am passionate about jazz dance and commercial and spend a lot of time there. When you don’t find me in a dance studio, you can usually find me at concerts and festivals. I count music and dance among my greatest hobbies.

When I want to take it easy, I enjoy the beautiful corners of my adopted city of Hamburg and meet friends or family for coffee. As a native of northern Germany, I like to spend time by the water, which Hamburg has a lot to offer.

What Songs Make Up Your Perfect Office Playlist?

My favorite thing to listen to is my private Spotify playlist with all my favorite artists. It’s got everything from indie, folk rock, alternative, pop, electro to hip-hop. (laughs)

My playlist makes me work more focused and gives me a lot of motivation. I can even skip coffee in the morning.

Thank you for your insight into your private life and your daily work at DiConneX.

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