Multiconsult supports Engineers Without Borders

Multiconsult has signed a cooperation agreement with Engineers Without Borders (EWB) Norway. The agreement covers the provision of both funding and labour.

7. October 2013

– We are extremely pleased to have the involvement of one of the largest engineering consultancy companies in Norway. There is a great need for skilled engineers in development projects, and Multiconsult has many enthusiastic employees who want to help,” says Luke Dokter, General Manager of EWB.

Assisting with both funding and expertise

Multiconsult will work with Engineers Without Borders to develop relief engineers who are technically competent and who have sound cultural and contextual understanding. The company will also provide financial support to the organisation and assist in recruiting volunteers for EWB’s activities.

– We bring our expertise and experience with us in projects where EWB is involved. Our cooperation is also a good opportunity for Multiconsult to strengthen its social engagement and motivates our employees,” says Guri Lindmark, Environmental Manager and Social Responsibilities Manager at Multiconsult.

Training to become a relief engineer

Through the cooperation agreement, staff have the opportunity to learn how to become good relief engineers in overseas projects. For employees who choose to be involved with EWB, this is a fantastic opportunity to gain valuable knowledge and experience related to international projects.

– By signing the agreement, Multiconsult is committing to support and encourage staff to seek leave to travel to EWB assignments. This includes covering the difference between the projects’ employee remuneration and the employee’s current salary, explains Lindmark.

Encouraging more engineering firms to join

EWB hopes that more engineers will join the organisation and emphasises that there is no requirement to contribute to every field like Multiconsult does.

– All contributions are gratefully received. It’s important to remember that even if you can’t travel for an assignment, there’s still a great need for support from engineers at home, Dokter concludes.