Christian Obexer has been working at LEITNER in Vipiteno for 10 years now. After completing his degree in civil engineering, he began his career as a Calculation Engineer at LEITNER in 2009. Since 2013, he has been handling ropeway projects in different countries as a Project Engineer. As part of these projects, he starts by technically setting out the ropeway, accompanies the construction phase and lastly deals with commissioning and acceptance. Christian is never bored at work: within a single project, he must fulfill various functions since he not only acts as a technician, but also as a negotiating partner, representative, coordinator, organizer, conflict and crisis manager, even as a comforter. “The continually changing conditions call for a great deal of flexibility, a touch of diplomatic tact and to a certain extent, empathy to mediate constructively between the different parties, such as clients, the public authorities and our own colleagues,” explains the Project Engineer. “For me, it is exciting to work in the ropeway industry and to experience its further development first hand, particularly since the as-yet untapped potential of ropeways in urban public transport is slowly but surely being recognized by the public."
A completed project brings him great satisfaction and he’s certain that for an engineer in South Tyrol, working with ropeways is an interesting way to also work throughout the world.