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Cable Tender Engineer to NKT Inc.





Be a part of designing cutting-edge high voltage cable systems enabling the transformation to green energy


Do you want to enter a key role in empowering the green transformation of society? Keen on an opportunity to obtain and develop yourself within different cable technologies such as dynamic submarine cables? Are you passionate about large projects, fore-front technology and wants to be part of a very exciting and exploding industry? 


NKT has entered an exclusive Preferred Supplier Agreement (PSA) for delivery of the power cable system to the prospective high-voltage DC Champlain Hudson Power Express transmission line in the US. The Champlain Hudson Power Express will facilitate transmission of sustainable hydropower from Canada to New York City in the US. The 1,250 MWs transmission line will become a substantial contribution to the City of New York’s ambitions of transforming its power generation and consumption to come predominantly from renewable sources.

Therefore, NKT Inc. is expanding significantly and are now looking for new colleagues to our Engineering department in Cary, NC. Being part of NKT opens a world of future career opportunities as well as learning possibilities.  


Drive the technical scope commercially 
As a Cable Tender Engineer in our multi-cultural team, you will contribute to designing our world class alternating current (AC) 420kV and direct current (DC) 640kV cable systems to our US and international customers. 


In the role as Cable Tender Engineer, you will design the most advanced cable systems on the market in our tenders. You will use both in-house developed and commercially available software to design cable systems in all aspects; electrical, mechanical and thermal. Your calculations make it possible to create cost efficient solutions while adhering to relevant International and US standards. 

You are eager to tailor NKT’s technical offer to customer requirements and applicable standards while maintaining responsibility of risk, budget and schedule. 
You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team of experts dealing with all aspects of a commercial offer or the execution of a project, such as commercial, legal, planning and installation activities.


Your primary tasks will be: 

  • Driving the technical scope in tender projects
  • Designing high quality and cost-efficient cable systems based on customer’s specifications and all relevant standards
  • Performing calculations for full technical scope including electrical, thermal and mechanical calculations
  • Responsible for cost related tasks to the products, tests and engineering work in tenders
  • Assessing risks and opportunities in tender projects
  • Responsible for understanding and consider customer’s contract/specifications
  • Serving as the technical interface to customer in tender projects


You will be a part of a highly skilled international team in Cary, NC with many colleagues also based in Sweden. Our Engineering team is open to innovative ideas and supports personal and collective growth. We thrive on the diversity of our technical backgrounds that allows us to have an all-round perspective in our solutions to the benefit of our customers. You will bring in your skills to enhance your personal growth as well as that of the team.


Analytical and collaborative engineer with good communication skills
To succeed in this role, you have a high technical interest and competence. Our team is built on collaboration and strong team spirit so a success factor in this role is definitely being a team player and open-minded sharing solutions, competences and experiences. 


When leading negotiations within the technical scope with NKT’s customers, it is important to be service minded and communicative, and strive for high quality technical documentation.

You are a systematic and analytical problem solver that can work independently and have a high sense of responsibility for your work. You are efficient in managing your own time and flexible to adjust to the varying demands of project work. Meeting deadlines and quality criteria is a natural part of your workflow and planning. 


Additionally, your CV comprises: 

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree from an accreted College in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Physics or similar with the preference of specialization in Electrical Power, or thermal analysis or equivalent work experience
  • Proficiency and affinity with modern IT tools for engineering, such as Matlab or Comsol
  • Fluency in spoken and written English

What do we offer?
NKT is committed to fostering a diverse organization and a culture where people from different 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.  


We offer a market-competitive salary as well as a comprehensive benefits package including: health/vision/dental/life insurance, FSA, long term disability insurance, 401K and 15 days paid leave.
As an NKT Inc. employee you will have continuous collaboration with your European colleagues, a full immersion in our company culture and benefit of our extensive training programs, etc. To some extent we will offer hybrid work option partly. 


Can you picture yourself contributing to the success of our growing business? Keen on joining a key player connecting a greener and more sustainable world? Then reach out, apply, and become our new colleague! Please apply on our website by 15th of July with CV and cover letter. Personality and cognitive tests may occur in our recruitment process. We kindly decline direct contact from any staffing and/or recruitment companies. Please note that we will primarily consider candidates that have the ability to remain and work in the US without sponsorship.


If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager Evripidis Karastivos, or HR Generalist, Danie Charles


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


We are looking forward to receiving your application!





About NKT  
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. Since 1891, NKT has innovated the power cable technology building the infrastructure for the first light bulbs to the megawatts created by renewable energy today. NKT is headquartered in Denmark and employs 3,900 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.4 billion in 2020. NKT - We connect a greener world.


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Posting Date:  18-Jun-2022

Cary, US, 27518

Type:  Permanent
Requisition ID:  2621

Nearest Major Market: Raleigh

Job Segment: Thermal Engineering, Transmission Line, Sustainability, High Voltage, Environmental Engineering, Engineering, Energy