Project Health & Safety Manager, US

  • Category: Quality & Safety
  • Location: Cary, US

An exciting opportunity to with a global team 
NKT is expanding in the US and is looking for an experienced Health & Safety Manager to be part of our groundbreaking journey. If you are looking for a new and rewarding challenge and have knowledge and experience working with environment, health and safety for industrial application, this may be a great career opportunity for you. 

NKT is a global company (founded in 1891) with headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and state-of-the art manufacturing facilities in the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Norway, and Sweden. Recently, NKT has begun expanding into the US energy market as well, with the opening of its first office in Cary, North Carolina. 

NKT provides flexible and reliable cable solutions for a sustainable, renewable, and powerful world. Working closely with our international customers, we develop, manufacture, and install efficient, environmentally sustainable, technologically advanced energy cables, for both land and offshore renewable energy applications worldwide.  

The Role 

As our Project Health & Safety Manager for the US, you will be responsible for developing, coordinating, and implementing occupational health & safety policies and procedures that will encourage and ensure safe and effective operations for our organization in the US. 

In this role, you will oversee communication and coordination of all health and safety programs for NKT, Inc. To be effective in this role you should have the flexibility to occasionally travel to jobsites as needed.  

This position will oversee and guide the technical and administrative direction of the company’s health, safety and environment, as they are essential to our overall objectives. 

  • As an ideal candidate, you should be able to demonstrate the ability to think both operationally and strategically, while also offering the following capabilities: 
  • The ability to comfortably manage a health and safety team and subcontractors. 
  • Ability to ensure that the OSHA safety log and other administrative aspects related to safety operations are maintained in compliance with all requirements. 
  • Flexibility to travel to jobsite locations to perform health and safety inspections and mitigate any risks.  

Required Skills & Experience 

To be considered for this role, candidates should be able to demonstrate experience complying with record keeping requirements of IOSH and other regulatory agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. 

As our lead safety manager in the US, it’s also vital that you possess a strong customer-oriented mindset and the willingness to be a resource to your colleagues at all levels. It is also essential that you have sound business judgement, a persuasive personality, are able to think strategically, and can lead by example. Transparency and authenticity are also highly valued attributes for all associates. In addition, we would like to see your resume include: 

  • A Continuing Professional Development (CPD) membership with IOSH and at least ten (10) years of experience. 
  • Ideally hold a lead auditor qualification to ISO45001 / 18001 Standard 
  • Experience working with cable and/or HDD installations, and or civil operations and sub-station work with previous positions in renewable energy, HVDC or transmission projects would be highly valuable as well. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Products and ALARP Risk Management Principles. 
  • Experience in corporate safety management to include investigative techniques and root cause analysis for investigating accidents. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

Why NKT? 

NKT is committed to fostering a diverse culture where people from a variety of backgrounds can thrive and feel inspired to perform at their best. We believe that a diverse organization promotes creativity, enables sustainable performance, and that an inclusive and welcoming culture contributes towards making our company a great place to work. 

We offer market-competitive salaries as well as a comprehensive benefits package including health/vision/dental/life insurance, FSA, long term disability insurance, 401K, and paid vacation. 

As an employee of NKT Inc., you will collaborate with our colleagues in Europe, with the opportunity to be fully participate in our company culture and benefit from our extensive training programs, etc.  

If you can picture yourself contributing to the success of our growing business and are excited by the prospect of joining a key player in the world’s transition to a greener and more sustainable future, then we encourage you to apply and join our global team!  

For questions regarding the position, you are welcome to contact Ulrica Hjerm, our Senior Manager of HSE Projects & Tender, at:, our HR Generalist, Danie Charles, at,, or the recruiter, Ben Gregg, at:  

Please note that personality and cognitive tests may be used in the recruitment process.  Pre-employment drug screening is also required as a condition of employment. Selected candidates may also be required to comply with an initial background check and routine motor vehicle checks based upon position. 

Please note that due to GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) we cannot accept formal applications via e-mail. 

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 and takes center 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. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 5.000 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realized a revenue of EUR 2.6 billion in 2023. We connect a greener world.

What we offer:

Remote work possibilities

Flexible working hours

Strong safety culture

Exciting career development opportunities

Global company & Scandinavian culture

Hightech industry environment

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