R&D Electrical Engineer

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Lyckeby, SE

Are you our new specilist within electrical engineering and would like to develop next level cables?

As an R&D Project Engineer in our highly skilled multi-cultural team you will support NKT R&D projects as a specialist focusing on electrical design, analysis and testing. The role will work in our R&D projects developing future cable systems with a special focus on dynamic cables and deep water cables.

Be a valuable asset in the development of our HVDC cables and accessories

NKT invests heavily within the research and development area and has a pioneering track record with several recent world records such as the recently qualified 640 kV extruded DC cable system. 

As an R&D Engineer you will be work with design and development activities, test planning and analyzing of test results.

In your role you can also act as Work Package leader driving a subtask within a larger R&D project.

Your primary tasks will be: 

  • Act as a R&D Engineer supporting R&D projects with focus on development activities within the electrical area for high voltage cable systems for on and offshore applications. Special focus will be on electrical insulation systems.
  • The role includes taking active part in the root cause analysis, planning production trials, testing activities as well as collecting and analyzing test data. You will be working in close collaboration with the test laboratories and simulations specialists.

You will be a part of a highly academic and skilled team, based in Karlskrona in the southern part of Sweden. In Karlskrona, NKT has a state of the art manufacturing facility for manufacturing high voltage and extra high voltage power cables, the largest AC & DC electrical test labs in northern Europe and Victoria a cable laying vessel. We are a part of the international technology organization with colleagues in Cologne, Alingsås and Västerås.

Structured problem solver with good communication skills

We are looking for an enthusiastic, extrovert and proactive engineer who can contribute to NKT keeping its role as a world leading manufacturer of high voltage cables. You like to solve problems with a critical, investigational and systematic mindset. 

You thrive in a role where you effectively collaborate with multi-disciplinary team members to achieve the project goals as well as being able to work independently. To succeed, it is also important that you can convert your technical ideas and to conclusions as well as tailor your communication to your audience. 

Additionally, your CV comprises: 

  • MSc in Physics, or higher education in High voltage engineering or related majors
  • Experience with HV cable systems design, modelling and analysis, measurements is preferred but we also welcome you as is newly graduated in the field above.
  • Experience from R&D environment, medium or high voltage products, and working in large cross-functional teams is an advantageous.
  • Affinity with modern computational tools like COMSOL, MATLAB etc is an advantage.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a required and fluency in Swedish is an advantage.

Contact and application

Are you looking for a career in a fast-moving, growing and high-tech environment where you will be able to develop on a personal as well as on a career level? Let us know, we are waiting for you!

Please apply at our website at latest May 31st.  

You have permanent authorization to work in Sweden or SE/EU citizenshipYou have permanent authorization to work in Sweden or SE/EU citizenship.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Recruiting Manager Santhosh BVMP, +46 725 01 67 72. In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to HR Business Partner Recruiter Kristina Owesson kristina.owesson@nkt.com. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.

Union representatives

Sveriges Ingenjörer - Christian Fisch, +46 455 56 380  

Unionen – Joakim Wikström, +46 734 53 10 61

Ledarna - Roger Jönsson, +46 455 55 911

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About NKT

Join a diverse and international team of experts developing the power cable technology of the future with focus on deeper sea, lower losses and higher performance. Technology is leading the corporate R&D program including material development and operating some of the most advanced high-voltage test centers in the industry. NKT also operates a Technology Consulting center in Sweden, where technical experts and scientists supports industries worldwide in cross-disciplinary R&D projects and technical investigations.

NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology and takes centre stage as the world moves towards green energy. NKT designs, manufactures and installs low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions enabling sustainable energy transmission. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.8 billion in 2021. NKT - We connect a greener world. www.nkt.com

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