Project Manager - Fiber Optics

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Lyckeby, SE

Focus your career on a greener world!

At NKT, we're at the forefront of the green revolution, pioneering innovative high-voltage cable systems to distribute renewable energy wherever it's needed! Our cables serve as the lifeblood of green energy, and our fiber optics act as the nervous system for our high-voltage cable systems.

Fiber optics play a crucial role in our systems, utilized to sense and monitor all activities around our cables, providing early warnings and facilitating the easy detection of faults—ultimately securing the supply of green energy to society.

Our cutting-edge manufacturing facility in Karlskrona, Sweden, produces high voltage and extra high voltage power cables. This facility also houses the largest AC & DC electrical test labs in northern Europe, along with Victoria, our purpose-built cable laying vessel. Our Fiber Optics team is responsible to design our highly intricate fiber optics systems, both integrated and independent, ensuring their resilience throughout production, installation, and the service life of our cable systems.

About the Role:

As a Fiber Optics Project Manager, you'll manage a small, dynamic, close-knit team dedicated to crafting fiber optics systems that bolster the robustness of our high-voltage cable systems. You'll play a pivotal role in expediting the tasks of the team across the entire scope of responsibility both in tender and projects, deploying the expertise of the team to address the fiber optics aspects in an optimal manner.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and drive the Fiber Optics team to deliver results in accordance with the customer requirements in both tenders and projects.
  • Enable the team to support all aspects of the operation (production, installation, testing) with fiber optics competence
  • Manage the engineering related coordination with customer, sub-supplier and internal/external partners.
  • Plan and manage resources in continuous alignment with the schedule commitments in both tenders and projects
  • Co-manage our team challenges, workload and bottle necks
  • Manage the communications with all relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • Identify the risk & opportunity, make contributions to the continuous improvement works
  • Work continuously to update/establish suitable routines to ensure the smooth and efficient performance of the team

What You Bring:

To thrive in this role, you should possess:

  • Solid experience in stakeholder and people management, fueled by a robust technical interest and a curiosity for emerging technologies.
  • An entrepreneurial growth mindset to take the team to the next level
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with shifting priorities
  • Exceptional systematic and analytical problem-solving abilities.
  • Strong teamwork skills, characterized by a willingness to share knowledge and expertise, fostering individual and collective growth.
  • An open-minded approach, appreciating the diverse technical backgrounds of your colleagues and embracing opportunities for learning and new perspectives.
  • Effective communication skills, adapting your messaging to suit various situations and audiences—an invaluable asset to address internal and external stakeholders.


Your CV should highlight the following:

  • A relevant college or engineering degree, or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 3 to 5 years professional experience in engineering or project management positions.
  • Experience with fiber optic cables manufacturing is an advantage.
  • Experience with submarine cable systems is an advantage.
  • Proficiency working with the Microsoft Office/Office 365 suite.
  • Fluency in both Swedish and English—spoken and written.
  • Knowledge of the German language would be advantageous but is not mandatory.

Why NKT:

At NKT, we offer a dynamic, fast-paced, and high-tech environment where you can thrive both personally and professionally. Our team values innovative ideas and supports personal and collective growth. We recognize that having diverse technical and cultural backgrounds helps us to have a well-rounded perspective when developing solutions for our international customers. The work location is in Karlskrona, Sweden. 

Contact and application

If you're ready for a rewarding career in a growing industry, we would hope to hear from you. Please apply via our website, we are conducting an open process where interesting candidates are interviewed on a continuous basis.

If you have any questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact the hiring manager, Evripidis Karatsivos, at: If you have inquiries regarding the recruitment process please reach out to our HR Business Partner, Steven Björksten at:, or to our recruiter, Ben Gregg at:

Note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept applications via e-mail. 

Union representatives

Sveriges Ingenjörer: Christian Fisch, +46 455 56 380  

Unionen: Joakim Wikström, +46 73-407 02 43

Ledarna: Roger Jönsson, +46 455 55 911 

We look forward to your application!


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.

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