VITA
KATJA
HERBST

VITA
KATJA
HERBST

A PASSION FOR PROJECTS, PEOPLE,
AND THE ENVIRONMENT

A PASSION FOR PROJECTS, PEOPLE, AND THE ENVIRONMENT

The path of my over 15-years professional experience started with an apprenticeship as architectural draft woman, followed by a study in civil engineering. Later I worked as site supervisor and designer, I became a project manager with specializations in the fields of sustainability and mediation. That is the position I hold today, with true passion.
The path of my over 15-years professional experience started with an apprenticeship as architectural draft woman, followed by a study in civil engineering. Later I worked as site supervisor and designer, I became a project manager with specializations in the fields of sustainability and mediation. That is the position I hold today, with true passion.

I am by nature independently minded and open to new things, never afraid to go my own way, and always on the lookout for better, more cutting-edge methods and solutions with a view to the future. My professional philosophy has grown around these traits and tendencies into what it is today: the conviction that the mark of every good project is effective project management with respect for both people and the environment.

The path of my over 15-years professional experience started with an apprenticeship as architectural draft woman, followed by a study in civil engineering. Later I worked as site supervisor and designer, I became a project manager with specializations in the fields of sustainability and mediation. That is the position I hold today, with true passion.
The path of my over 15-years professional experience started with an apprenticeship as architectural draft woman, followed by a study in civil engineering. Later I worked as site supervisor and designer, I became a project manager with specializations in the fields of sustainability and mediation. That is the position I hold today, with true passion.

I am by nature independently minded and open to new things, never afraid to go my own way, and always on the lookout for better, more cutting-edge methods and solutions with a view to the future. My professional philosophy has grown around these traits and tendencies into what it is today: the conviction that the mark of every good project is effective project management with respect for both people and the environment.

ALWAYS KEEPING THE
BIG PICTURE IN VIEW

My forte is a clear vision of the results I aim to achieve. I gain an overall picture of a project, think in a larger scale, and see things through from start to finish. I thus see painstaking planning as one of the pillars for project success. At the same time, I get things moving, and when it comes to solving problems, I am highly ambitious and have a strong will to overcome obstacles. Large and complex construction projects are my favorite challenge.

When working with me as project manager, you can rely on clear communication. That means carefully listening and asking precise questions rather than interpreting. This way I end up getting reliable information from all parties involved, which enables us in turn to define and set your project goals with greater precision. I furthermore serve as professional intermediary in interactions with authorities, service providers, or employees, taking their concerns seriously, communicating openly, and finding solutions as needed.

DEGREES AND CERTIFICATIONS

  • Civil Engineer IWE Graduate degree in civil and structural engineering with concentrations in reinforced and prestressed concrete and steel constructions, Beuth University of Applied Sciences (formerly “TFH”), Berlin, Germany
  • Certified DGNB Consultant, DGNB Academy, Germany (German Sustainable Building Council)
  • Mediator for Design and Construction, Steinbeis Advisory Center for Business Mediation, Leipzig, Germany
  • Qualification as International Welding Engineer, SLV Halle, Germany
  • Visual Testing (VT) level 1 and level 2, product sector welded joints (w), SLV Halle, Germany
  • Qualification in corrosion protection “KOR-Schein” acc. ZTV-Ing and DIN EN ISO 12944, SLV Halle, Germany
  • Training as screw-fastening engineer (without qualification), DSV Hagen, Germany
  • Apprenticeship as draftswoman for building construction at architects Kuhn-Pramann-Steinweg, Braunschweig, Germany

R E F E R E N C E   P R O J E C T S

R E F E R E N C E
P R O J E C T S

2019 – 2021
Logistics centers – ARS, TNS, IXD
Project management in the design phase (permit and tender design, tender awarding) for Amazon in Germany and Central Europe

2019
Überseequartier (hotel, apartments, shopping, cinema, underground parking garage)
Design coordination and site supervision of composite steel structures for BAM, Hamburg, Germany

2018 – 2019
Potable water supply/wastewater disposal, Berlin
Project management and design coordination of restoration and renewal projects Berliner Wasserbetriebe, Berlin, Germany

2015 – 2017
Nuclear power plant OL3
Site engineer in charge of the installation of steel structures, radiation protection, fire protection and special structures as well as of building coordination for AREVA NP, Olkiluoto, Finland

2014
The Metropolitan Gardens: building alteration and remediation of the former US Headquarters Command to residential units
Project management and oversight of shell construction and finishing work for client Bauprojekt BHK, Berlin, Germany

2013 – 2014
New Aldi supermarket with multistory parking garage
Project management for GP Papenburg GmbH Hochbau, Leipzig, Germany

2012 – 2013
Nuclear power plant OL3
Site supervision of the installation of steel structures and building coordination for AREVA NP, Olkiluoto, Finland

2011 – 2012
Iffezheim waterpower plant on the Rhine River
Site engineer of shell construction for Implenia, Iffezheim, Germany

2011
Nuclear power plant OL3
Site supervision of the installation of special seals of building movement joints for AREVA NP, Olkiluoto, Finland

2009 – 2010
Nuclear power plant OL3
Modification of execution and detail design (formwork drawings, reinforcement drawings, embedded parts/anchoring drawings, steel work drawings for AREVA NP, Olkiluoto, Finland

2005 – 2008
Berlin Central Station “Lehrter Bahnhof”
Project management assistance for ARGE Lehrter Bahnhof lot 1.4, Berlin, Germany

2004
Design of open spaces for kindergartens and schools
Project management for BAUFACHFRAU e.V., Berlin, Germany

2004
Graduation in Civil Engineering
Beuth University of Applied Sciences (formerly “TFH”), Berlin, Germany

2002 + 2003
Head of a Tutorial of Statical Calculations
Taught discussion seminar on statics at Beuth University of Applied Sciences (formerly “TFH”), Berlin, Germany

1998 – 2004
Studies in civil and structural engineering with concentrations in reinforced and prestressed concrete and steel construction
Beuth University of Applied Sciences (formerly “TFH”), Berlin, Germany

1994 – 1998
Residential and commercial buildings, schools, youth centers, kindergartens, restaurants
Draftswoman for several German architecture firms

1991 – 1994
Apprenticeship as draftswoman for building construction
Architecture firm Kuhn-Pramann-Steinweg, Braunschweig, Germany

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Weißenfelser Straße 61
04229 Leipzig | Germany

+49 (0) 163/406 82 85
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