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Meet Emma Frank Roat

Meet our Student Assistant, Offshore Wind, Emma Frank Roat

“European Energy trust you until you prove otherwise and not the other way around, which is amazing.”
Emma Frank Roat, Student Assistant, Offshore Wind, European Energy

FAQs with Emma

Who are you?
I’m 24 years old, studying my master at Copenhagen Business School and I’m taller than most of the Danish population. 

How would you describe yourself?
An extroverted introvert with a big portion of sarcasm and always up for an adventure.

What do you do at European Energy?
I’m a student assistant in our offshore department. Primarily I help with researching different new potential sites for our wind farms as well as assisting with keeping an overview of the different new regulations for offshore frameworks in the different countries.

How do you try to be a creative enabler of the green transition?
I’m trying to become more conscious in my everyday life. I’m not perfect, and I’m not trying to be, but since I started in European Energy I have become much more conscious in my general consuming habits.

My friend group consists of different very supporting individuals with different backgrounds and since I started at European Energy, they have been burdened with me talking about green energy with them for many hours.

Luckily, I think they have found it very interesting and become more conscious of the green transition as well. It is a small step for humanity, but I can guarantee that they now know a lot of the different aspects in the green transition – and that is huge for me.

What is the best things about working at European Energy?
The trust from the colleagues. I have some good colleagues and that makes a big difference, as I’m looking forward to coming to work every day. Because the people are so good, they apparently also trust your skills enough to let you have a lot of responsibility. I have been given the freedom to just try out different methods and find the most optimal path for me and I find that important in my personal growth. European Energy trust you until you prove otherwise and not the other way around, which is amazing.

Why is it important for you that European Energy is a driving force in the green transition?
It is important for me to be able to look myself in the mirror and be as true to myself as possible. Everybody has bad habits and are not always making the best decisions, but I have a feeling that my work is making a difference, whereas that is the important thing compared to everything else. European Energy are helping me to understand that there are much bigger and more important things, than just me and my own life and I’m grateful for getting the reality check.

What are the best things about your colleagues?
It is impossible to only point one thing out, but my colleagues at European Energy have an open- and knowledge sharing approach. In my small team, everybody comes from different backgrounds which makes it so dynamic. People have different approaches to the tasks, which I find instructive. Everyone are always ready to help and guide you, which I appreciate. I have experienced that my colleagues in European Energy are open and curious about my life and my work which makes my daily routine comfortable and nice. 

European Energy has six core values. In it together, Excitement, Inclusion, Agility, Trust & Courage, and Ambition. What are the most important values for you and why?
Agility and Ambition. I really enjoy being a part of a company which is growing rapidly. Everything is moving at a fast pace which makes you much more adaptable and “quick on the feet”. This is also in harmony with the company’s ambition. I, personally, always strive to be better, and I feel that European Energy’s ambitions are matching that energy.

What has been your best experience so far at European Energy?
We, in the offshore department, needed some pictures for some visualizations and during the summer I got the opportunity to drive around Lolland and Falster to take these pictures. I didn’t know how many solar parks and wind turbines there would be at Lolland and Falster, but there is a lot. Even though not all of them were European Energy’s, I really liked the combination of “sight-seeing / learning” and working. I really enjoy when I experience a part of every single process and during the Summer, I felt that I was involved in so many aspects of our applications for the preliminary studies in Denmark, which I found exciting.  

What do you like to do outside work?
I like to hang out with my friends. I don’t think that my life outside of work is different from others, but I am fortunate enough to have a friend group that are very spontaneous, which often results in me doing a lot of different things outside work. I enjoy to just “seize the day”. I’m quite competitive, so I really enjoy playing games, sport activities and other activities in my free time.

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