R&D Process Engineer - Cable Systems

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Lyckeby, SE

Are you looking for an interesting role where you can combine your academic skills with a career contributing to a greener world?  Does a position supporting R&D projects to develop future cable systems sound exciting to you? 

Analytical and inquisitive problem solver with good communication skills

We are looking for an enthusiastic and goal-oriented specialist who can contribute to NKT’s growth as a world leading manufacturer of high voltage cables and systems. You should be able to thrive in a role where you’ll work work independently and together with multi-disciplinary teams, collaborating to achieve our project goals. 

As an R&D Process Engineer, you will be a specialist supporting several R&D projects with materials investigation, development, and production activities. A special focus will be on aspects of production as well as measurements to enable quality assurance and improved performance of new cable systems and accessories under development.

You will be a part of a highly academic and skilled team, based in Karlskrona (on the southern coast of Sweden’s beautiful Blekinge region).

Collaborative engineer with materials and production experience

The main tasks will be to act as a specialist supporting R&D projects with a special focus on accessories production; particularly factory joints where production quality, materials processing and tools are of high importance. This includes supporting the projects by selecting materials, optimizing designs, establishing production parameters and developing test methods to verify performance. The work includes continuous interaction with other R&D resources, as well as supporting production with R&D knowledge for process optimization, tools selection, etc. 

You will be working closely with production as well as collaborating with experts from different areas across several sites within NKT. 

Areas of particular interest include: production tools/equipment, materials processing, methods for test verification and quality control. You should enjoy and be good at analyzing data, as well as using computational tools to derive and deliver conclusions and recommendations. To succeed, it is also important that you are able to present your technical ideas and conclusions in ways that are tailored and able to connect with your audience.

Additionally, we would like if your CV includes:

  • Master’s degree or similar with specialization in material science or industrial engineering.
  • Experience working with material processing of rubbers & plastics is a definite advantage.
  • Experience within production, product development, or working with simulation tools would also be beneficial. 
  • Cable knowledge is a strong advantage.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Swedish is required.

Highly skilled position to develop our green agenda

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

We offer a position where you will be a part of a growing international technology organization, with colleagues located in Cologne, Alingsås and Västerås. We participate with multiple external working groups, and are members of Cigré and similar committees as well as collaborating 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 our own cable laying vessel, the Victoria. 

We will be reviewing applications continuously but recommend that you to apply no later than September 30th. 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 the Hiring Manager, Santhosh BVMP, at santhosh.boppa-venkata@nkt.com. In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process, please reach out to the HRBP, Kristina Owesson, at kristina.owesson@nkt.com, or the recruiter, Ben Gregg, at benjamin.gregg@nkt.com. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept applications via e-mail.

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

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 greater sea depths, lower power loss and overall higher performance. Technology is leading our 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 Karlskrona, Sweden, where technical experts and scientists supports industries worldwide in cross-disciplinary R&D projects and technical investigations. 

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 at locations in 15 countries, with realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world. www.nkt.com


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