Project Engineer, HV Cables

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Cary, US

Be a part of designing cutting-edge HVDC cable systems enabling transformation to green energy

Do you want to play a key role in empowering the green transformation of society? If so, join our team and become a Connector! NKT is in search of a skilled engineer who is motivated by taking responsibility and solving complex problems by team work for its Champlain Project. The right candidate is passionate about large projects, technology and wants to be part of our group.  

As a Project/Tender Engineer in our multi-cultural team you will contribute in designing our world class AC and DC cable systems to our international customers.

Drive the technical scope commercially 

As a supplier of complete cable systems, we are in an expanding phase where you will be a significant part of our Engineering team. In the role of Engineer, you will be working with the design of the most advanced cable systems on the market in our tenders and/or our delivery projects. You will use both in-house developed and commercially available software to design cable systems in all aspects; electrical, mechanical and thermal. Your calculations make it possible to create cost efficient solutions while adhering to relevant standards. 

You are eager to tailor NKT’s technical offer to customer requirements and applicable standards while maintaining responsibility of risk, budget and schedule. 

You will dealing with all aspects of a commercial offer or the execution of a project, such as commercial, legal, planning and installation activities.

Your primary tasks will be: 

  • Be part of driving the technical scope in tender and/or delivery projects
  • Designing high quality and cost-efficient cable systems based on customer’s specifications and all relevant standards
  • Performing calculations for full technical scope including electrical, thermal and mechanical calculations
  • Responsible for cost related tasks to the products, tests and engineering work in projects/tenders
  • Assessing risks and opportunities in tender/delivery projects
  • Responsible for understanding and consider customer’s contract/specifications
  • Serving as the technical interface to customer in tender/delivery projects

Our Engineering team is open to innovative ideas and supports personal and collective growth. We thrive on the diversity of our technical backgrounds that allows us to have an all-round perspective in our solutions to the benefit of our customers. You will bring in your skills to enhance your personal growth as well as that of the team.

Analytical and collaborative engineer with good communication skills

To succeed in this role you have a high technical interest and competence. You take an active role in building your own competence by actively identifying and pursuing areas of improvement.

You are a systematic and analytical problem solver that can work independently and have a high sense of responsibility for your work. You are efficient in managing your own time and flexible to adjust to the varying demands of project work. Meeting deadlines and quality criteria is a natural part of your workflow and planning. 

Our team is built on collaboration and strong team spirit, therefore being a team player and open-minded in sharing solutions, competences and experiences is a success factor in this role.

As a versatile communicator you are service-minded and you can elaborate on complex concepts adjusting your message to your audience during negotiations within the technical scope with NKT’s customers. Furthermore, you are systematic in collecting, organizing and presenting data in technical documentation with high quality and in accordance with internal and customer requirements.

Additionally, your CV contains: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. Relevant Engineering disciplines,  Physics will also be considered. 
  • Proficiency and experience with modern IT tools for engineering, such as Matlab or Comsol
  • Fluency in spoken and written English
  • Eligible to work in the United States. 

Join us as “We connect a greener world!”

At NKT, we believe that a diverse organization enables sustainable performance, and an inclusive and welcoming culture makes for a better place to work. We are committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different backgrounds and with different views can thrive and feel inspired to perform their best.

Working with us, you'll help advance some of the most high-profile and dynamic cable projects in the world, implementing new technologies and solving interesting technical challenges.  You will gain opportunities to develop your own career, with attractive benefits such as a comprehensive compensation package with competitive paid time off program, 401(k), Medical, Dental, Vison, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Short-Term Disability, Employee Assistance Program.

We are reviewing applications continuously but recommend that you apply by September 30, 2023. Note that personality and cognitive tests may be included in the recruitment process, as well as a criminal background check. 

Candidates with questions regarding the position are welcome to contact the recruiter, Benjamin Gregg at, the hiring manager, Jeremy van Broekman or our HR Manager for the US, Danie Charles at: To learn more about our company and hear voices of from other NKT Connectors, please visit  

We look forward to your application!  


About NKT
At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. NKT is headquartered in Denmark, employs over 4,500 people in 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world.

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