Senior Scientist - Applied / Solid Mechanics

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Vaesteras, SE

Are you a PhD in Solid Mechanics or Applied Mechanics?  Do you have experience of working in an R&D environment? 

Welcome onboard an exciting journey at NKT, a world leading company in high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing, and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. 

Be a Technical Leader at the Technology Consulting Department: 

The Applied Mechanics Team supports the industry worldwide in overcoming advanced mechanical challenges at all stages of the product life cycle.  As a senior R&D simulation engineer you will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary environment with a keen interest in innovation. You will provide technical support to NKT and to other industries worldwide in overcoming complex mechanical challenges interlinked with all sorts of physics across different products and in all stages of the product development cycle. Your main tasks will be to:  

  • Perform finite element analysis for different cutting edge product applications to solve complex problems that arise in various areas of applied mechanics for medium and high voltage application 

  • Initiate and drive technology and/or product development and ensure innovative solutions with customer value. 

  • Understand our internal and external customer needs as well as their business drivers and implement creative solutions that requires highly advanced computational models and complex simulation analyses 

  • Lead and conduct various type of consulting and R&D projects end-to-end, from initial client discussion to execution and reporting. You will contribute with your modelling and simulation expertise to the future development of world class high and medium voltage products. 

  • Acts as mentor within NKT and strives to develop other professionals 

The position is permanent, full-time, and located in Västerås, Sweden. 

The Technology Consulting team has provided cross-disciplinary investigations and solutions, both in long-term assignments and in time-critical investigations, for 100+ years. Our unique combination of laboratories and competences within mechanics, electrical testing, chemistry and materials, together with unmatched experience from working closely with industry partners from various sectors, makes us the partner of choice in solving technical challenges. We are a diverse team of 30+ people with 14 different nationalities but with one passion: We are all Connectors of a green tomorrow! 

Analytical, goal-oriented with excellent communication skills 

To succeed in this role, you have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, including the ability to effectively communicate with internal and external customers with different background. It is also advantageous if you have experience of building as well as maintaining close customer relations. You enjoy working independently as much as in a multi-disciplinary team. Beyond the formal requirements, you will approach the problem in an analytical manner – systematically identifying our customers’ needs – and creatively finding potential solutions.  

Apart from this you do also have:  

  • Technical Ph.D. with five years of industrial experience in mechanical simulation  

  • Knowledge of finite element method and numerical modeling.  

  • Excellent skills and extensive experiences with commercial software, i.e., ABAQUS 

  • Knowledge and experience on advanced mechanical testing, ANSYS, COMSOL and mechanics of high-voltage cables are merit. 

Contribute, Challenge and Grow 

NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from diverse 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.   

Sounds interesting? Then we would like to speak to you. Even if you do not tick all the boxes – If you are motivated, have potential, and want to contribute to our success, even if you do not meet all the requirements, we encourage you to apply. 

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

If you have any questions regarding the position, you may contact Giampaolo Martufi, In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to the HR Business Partner, Sanjana Tripathy, at:

Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. 

Be a Connector of the green tomorrow! 

Union Representatives 

Sveriges Ingenjörer - Zohreh Keshavarz ; Edo Kolic 

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 4,500 people in more than 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world. Here’s a sneak peak into the Life at NKT!  


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