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Lead Planner/ Coordinator Offshore & HVDC

NKT - Our people bring power to life

You would like to make a difference and have an impact? In a company who is a key partner in the green transformation of our society? Then join our ambitious Offshore & HVDC Project Teams in Cologne.


You will be a vital member in supporting the execution of high voltage cable systems diverse projects in Offshore & HVDC businesses. You will lead the execution planning, scheduling and coordination of several projects for all project phases.



Your responsibilities:

  • Coordination of several project schedules to ensure adherence to internal standards for resource and capacity planning
  • Monitoring project progress and regularly analyzing project-critical paths to enable prioritization within NKT’s project portfolio
  • Strong link to the customer counterparts to match the customer expectation schedule with the internal schedule to work out alignment
  • Development of sequence and prioritization proposals
  • Support the Integrate Business Planning (IBP) with information from the project schedules
  • Alignment of different planning functions to ensure consistent data baselines
  • Working closely with engineering, manufacturing, commissioning, installation, client and contractors to ensure a standardized communication of all planning activities in all respective projects
  • Driving establishment of standard planning and progress measurement procedures
  • Alignment of planning in-between NKT’s sites to enable optimal utilization and coordinated cable deliveries
  • Preparing and participating in project reviews and communicating progress and control issues to the wider project team, while offering solutions.
  • Developing your project management skills while working alongside project managers, engineers, technicians and support teams


Your background:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in (Electrical) Engineering, Business Administration or similar
  • More than 3 years’ experience in the cable industry
  • More than 3 years’ experience in Tender or Project Planning in a project management setup
  • Knowledge of project management techniques, processes and tools, including Planning and ideally in Project Controls area
  • IT literate with excellent working knowledge of Primavera P6 and all relevant Microsoft Office applications incl. MS Project
  • A high level of self-motivation, curiosity and desire to learn about new technologies.
  • A collaborative, solutions-oriented approach and strong communication skills to enable cross-functional alignments
  • Strong commitment to safe work practices and dedication to following all relevant workplace safety guidelines
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to Customer and on-site projects, as required
  • Fluency in English and German


Hiring manager: Jakob Welsing

Department: IBP & Tender Planning

Posting Date: 

Cologne, DE, 51061

Type:  Permanent

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