R&D Mechanical Engineer

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Lyckeby, SE

NKT is looking for a Mechanical Project Engineer who can contribute to NKT keeping its role as a world leading manufacturer of high voltage cable. Are you interested in an engineering role where you can apply your theoretical knowledge in practice? 

As a Mechanical Project Engineer you will work both with material investigations, but also work closely with our production and testing team seeing your ideas come into practice.

Do you want to make the world greener, get the chance to develop your engineering skills and cooperate with others? This might be the position for you!

Analytical and inquisitive problem solver with good communication skills to develop future cable systems


In this role you be a part of R&D projects developing future cable systems with a special focus on dynamic cables and lead-free cable systems. 

Your main tasks will be to act as a specialist supporting R&D projects with a special focus on dynamic cables where fatigue and fatigue performance of the cables is of high importance. This includes supporting the projects in the selection of materials, optimizing design, establishing production parameters and test methods to verify
performance. The work includes doing laboratory testing as well as evaluating test data and simulation results.

You will be a part of a highly academic and skilled team, based in Karlskrona in the southern part of Sweden. You will be working close with production as well as collaboration with experts within different areas across several sites within NKT.

Collaborative engineer with metal experience


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. You enjoy and are good at analyzing data. You also have the ability to deliver additional conclusions and recommendations. To succeed, it is also important that you can convert your technical ideas and conclusions as well as tailor your communication to your audience.

Additionally, your CV comprises:

  • Master’s degree or similar with specialization in Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • Minimum 3 years of experience of working within area of fatigue loaded structures, failure modes, and related material characterization.
  • Beneficial with experience from production featuring metal forming, welding processes and fatigue loaded products.
  • Cable knowledge is a strong advantage.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swedish.

Contribute to our growth journey and our green agenda

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

We offer a position where you will be a part of the international technology organization with colleagues in Cologne, Alingsås and Västerås. Externally we participate in multiple working groups as members in Cigré and other similar committees as well as collaboration with Sweden’s leading universities KTH, CTH and DTU in Copenhagen, Denmark.
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. 

“As a leader I am fostering my team to take full responsibility for their respective areas, supporting a flexible way of working, while fostering a great collaboration spirit. I look forward working with you!” 

Santhosh BVMP, Hiring  Manager 
We will review applications continuously but we recommend you to apply no later than 15th October 2023. Be aware that personality and cognitive tests might be included in the recruitment process. 

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Hiring Manager Santhosh BVMP, Santhosh.bvmp@nkt.com. In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to Global Talent Attraction Specialist, Angelina Nilsson, angelina.nilsson@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

Be a Connector of the green tomorrow!

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

What we offer:

Remote work possibilities

Flexible working hours

Strong safety culture

Exciting career development opportunities

Global company & Scandinavian culture

Hightech industry environment

Laboratories Deputy

What Isac likes best about working at NKT is that there is a purpose behind the work that he and his team are doing which is to help in the ongoing environmental crisis and energy crisis in the world.

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