General Management

Urbanisation, mobility, resource scarcity and global warming. The engineer of the future is working on concrete solutions for major social issues. And, as the manager of the processes, takes direct responsibility for them. That future is approaching us, also due to the corona crisis, faster than we can imagine.

How to deal with the new role of the engineer? Together, all ABT professionals are shaping their professional future. In an engineering firm that focuses entirely on the social challenges of today and tomorrow and the changing demands of the client. The organisation has been adapted for this in recent years. The aim is to always be able to mobilise the necessary knowledge for a project quickly and on a customised basis. Keyword: simplicity.

Customer value

The pyramid model has been replaced by a flat structure. ABT does not have a general director and traditional departments, but consists of steering groups, project groups and knowledge groups. Professionals can be part of multiple groups. Mutual exchange of knowledge and experience is ensured. This cross-fertilisation provides more customer value.

Our projects must be supported and stimulated by a decisive and stimulating organisation. The management team has taken up this challenge: Sander Dorleijn, André Speksnijder and Ilja Werkhoven. They are the ABT face to the outside world and formally form the statutory management. 

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Sander Dorleijn was after his studies Constructive Design and Architectural Design Management Systems looking for an inspiring and challenging organisation to start his career. In 2007 he joined ABT and since then he has fulfilled several roles within the organisation. Stimulating (integral) cooperation was central to this, both within the organisation and in projects such as the New Amsterdam Court House and Terminal Schiphol. In the management team, Sander is responsible for business development and the steering committee Market & Future.

Afbeelding: André Speksnijder_pasfoto2

André Speksnijder started his career at a contractor in work preparation / execution. The first project he was involved in was an ABT project; his curiosity for the engineering firm was piqued. In 1997 he made the switch to ABT, where he was able to further develop his strong affinity with the implementation of construction projects. André left ABT for a construction company and returned in 2012 as senior construction consultant. Within the management team, André is responsible for the development of our projects.

Afbeelding: Pasfoto Ilja

Ilja Werkhoven began her career after studying Mechanical Engineering at the municipality of Amsterdam as a marketer and head of internal affairs. After various positions as project manager and procurement and tendering adviser, Ilja took on the role of deputy director at Stichting Vernieuwing Bouw. She has put culture change in the construction sector on the map as director at Stichting Bewuste Bouwers and put social trends in real estate on the agenda within NEVAP (Nederlandse Vastgoedexploitatie Platform). Since February 2021 Ilja is employed by ABT and responsible for Technology, Innovation, Knowledge & Quality and the Internal Organisation.

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