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Senior Manager, Teamlead (m/f/d) R&D Cable Systems




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 Team in Cologne.


Join the  NKT team that develops the next advanced technologies for power cables and high-temperature superconductors! You will lead a group of experienced R&D specialists with international connections and several collaboration partners in Germany, Denmark and Sweden. You will participate in the design, manufacturing and testing of customer-tailored solutions in exciting new R&D projects.


You will be responsible for the following aspects: 

Your agenda will include leading a team of eight engineers (disciplinary managers, performance appraisal) and developing and qualifying the people in the team. You will participate in the NKT Leadership Pipeline programme and drive university collaborations. You will also be responsible for driving technical content in collaboration with product management, ensuring budget and gate processes are adhered to, and reviewing and calling in project plans and execution. Further key tasks are:

  • Supporting problem solving on tenders / projects
  • Coordinating and ensuring execution with production, material and HV laboratory
  • Ensuring coordination with Accessories R&D
  • Continuous improvements and "lessons learned" from previous R&D projects 


To connect a greener world, you should have the following skills and experience:

You have a Master's degree in an engineering profession (electrical engineering or similar) or industrial engineering and have several years of relevant professional experience in a similar position in the R&D of a company in the energy sector. Furthermore, you have leadership experience, preferably with tariff employees, as well as experience in the field of onshore and DC. Experience in accessories and testing is desirable. Further important qualifications are:

  • Ability to work in a team, communication skills and assertiveness
  • Logical thinking
  • IT skills (Microsoft Office, SAP, FEM software)
  • Fluent in English and German 


More about us:

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 3,300 people. NKT is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen and realised a revenue of EUR 1.3 billion in 2019. NKT - We connect a greener world. www.NKT.com. 


Business Line Technology
Green energy transformation is only feasible with Technology: We are the driver of our future business and sustain and develop products ranging from High voltage to Low voltage from AC to DC. Our ingenious and explorative mindset helps to raise the bar for our cable solutions and our customers and with passion and curiosity we are going beyond expectations.


Contact and application
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. 

Interested? Then we are looking forward to your application (incl. salary expectations and potential starting date) via our career page.

We offer a competitive comp & ben package including flexible working conditions.

Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail. 

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact our Business Partner Ms. Daniela Nocker, daniela.nocker@nkt.com.


We welcome your application!


Posting Date:  11-Jun-2021

Cologne, DE, 51061

Type:  Permanent

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