Underground construction is familiar to the Real Estate Development Manager of Soukka

Janne Tuoma has joined the West Metro project as the Real Estate Development Manager of Soukka station. As the Real Estate Development Manager, Tuoma’s most important task is to ensure that his site is completed on schedule and within budget.

During his first days on the job, Tuoma will get familiar with West Metro’s Big Room and will soon visit the worksite.

“On Thursday, I will meet the contractor for the first time in a worksite meeting held at the worksite. The first thing I will do at the office is familiarise myself with the schedule and the agreements,” Tuoma says.

Tuoma is already familiar with underground construction thanks to his previous work – his latest duties had him working for Lemminkäinen and YIT as a project manager of the Blominmäki underground wastewater treatment plant. In the past he has been involved in the construction of an underground wastewater treatment plant in Mariehamn for Skanska Infra.

Before Lemminkäinen and YIT, Tuoma worked for 10 years for the Talvivaara mining project, constructing mining infrastructure and water treatment plants and acting in positions such as Head of Department and Purchasing Manager. He has also held positions such as Project Manager and Planning Manager at Skanska Infra.

Curiosity about new challenges inspired Tuoma to apply for the metro project.

“West Metro is an interesting project. I have been involved in underground construction before, but the metro project includes plenty of diverse technology that is interesting to me in a new way. The coordination phase and consideration of safety and the built environment are of special interest to me,” Tuoma says.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to construct a unique project in Finland. Talvivaara mine was also of a unique scale but this project has the added factor of being built in the middle of the second largest city in Finland,” Tuoma adds.