R&D Scientist - Multidisciplinary Experimentalist

  • Category: Engineering
  • Location: Vaesteras, SE

Are you enthusiastic about pushing the boundaries of technology and advancing innovation in the Medium and High Voltage sector?

At NKT, we're looking for a forward-thinking individual to join our dynamic R&D team as a Senior Multidisciplinary Experimentalist.

NKT is a world-leading supplier of cables for the energy sector, committed to innovation and growth in research and development. Our Technology Consulting department offers a collaborative workplace characterized by continuous learning and development. You'll have the opportunity to work alongside experts in contemporary laboratories equipped with cutting-edge technology, shaping the future of our industry.

Internal R&D projects and external consulting with full responsibility

As a Senior Multidisciplinary Experimentalist, you'll have an integral part in developing R&D initiatives and providing consultancy services in the field of Medium and High Voltage Technology. You'll work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders on diverse projects, utilizing your multidisciplinary expertise to overcome technical barriers and deliver innovative solutions. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Spearheading technical projects and providing essential expertise.
  • Understanding customer needs and implementing initiatives to improve operations.
  • Defining and improving measurement methods and predicting electromagnetic phenomena.
  • Designing and building electrical test circuits and performing experiments.
  • Contributing to the development of new monitoring solutions for quality control.
  • Communicating technical results effectively to stakeholders.

Some key tasks :

  • Modelling and simulation of electrical field distribution, thermodynamic (possibly acoustic) phenomena in materials. Your contribution will be key to allow future design of measurement equipment and increase comprehension of High Voltage and Medium Voltage products.
  • Design and build robust measurement systems able to better understand material behavior in HV electrical systems.
  • Troubleshooting and investigation of electrical break-downs, analysis of the results and suggest potential improvements needed
  • Increase comprehension of electrical phenomena in insulation systems, both theoretically and experimentally.
  • Provide consulting services to internal and external customers on technical challenges within own area of expertise.
  • Contribute significantly to effective project results in technology and product development by identifying, proposing and implementing innovative solutions.
  • Identify and mitigate risks in R&D projects as well as in consulting projects.
  • Build a global network of technical partners and business units.
  • Coaching and mentoring TC team about your expertise areas

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

Expertise in polymer material properties and characterization as a Senior Multidisciplinary Experimentalist

We're seeking a motivated and innovative individual with the following qualifications:

  • A Master of Science or PhD degree in Electrical Engineering, High Voltage Engineering, or related fields.
  • 3+ years of experience in R&D or similar roles.
  • Proficient background in Electrical/Electronic Engineering, Material Science, and High-Voltage Technology.
  • Effective communicator with the ability to create value for the business and customers.
  • Proficiency in relevant simulation tools such as COMSOL Multiphysics, MATLAB, LabVIEW, PSpice, etc.
  • Familiarity with multiple electrical insulation characterizations is advantageous.
  • Fluent in English, with basic Swedish speaking knowledge is advantageous.

Contribute, Challenge and Grow

Join a diverse and international team of experts developing the power cable technology of the future, focusing on deeper seas, lower losses and higher performance. The technology department leads the company's research and development programme, including materials development, and operates some of the most advanced high-voltage testing centres in the industry. NKT also operates a technology consulting centre in Sweden, where technical experts and scientists support the industry worldwide with cross-disciplinary R&D projects and technical investigations.

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 growth, 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 31st May 2024. 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 Claire Pitois at: Claire.Pitois@nkt.com . In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to the HR Business Partner, Sanjana Tripathy, at: sanjana.tripathy@nkt.com. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.

Be a Connector of the green tomorrow!

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Sveriges Ingenjörer - Zohreh Keshavarz <Zohreh.Keshavarz@nkt.com> & Edo Kolic <Edo.Kolic@nkt.com>

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. 

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 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. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 5.000 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 2.6 billion in 2023. 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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