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Senior Project Lead Engineer (m/f/d) 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 the technical lead for all Engineering activities related to diverse high voltage cable systems projects in Offshore & HVDC businesses. You will drive excellence by ensuring that Engineering activities are efficiently and cost-effectively executed in accordance with customer expectations, contract specifications, quality standards and safety requirements.


Your responsibilities:

  • Working closely with customers to shape and deliver solutions and utilizing feedback to drive the delivery of innovative improvements and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.
  • Leading and coordinating Engineering teams across various disciplines on projects of high complexity, sharing technical knowledge and best practices.
  • Developing and reviewing standard processes, tools and techniques while ensuring that Engineering activities comply with required safety regulations and contractual requirements.
  • Overseeing the creation of subcontracts and assisting Supply Chain in the management of subcontractors.
  • Supporting the Project Manager in overall project risk and opportunity assessments and overseeing the implementation of resulting improvement and mitigation actions. 
  • Preparing project engineering proposals, coordinating documents and engineering estimates and performing related Engineering risk analysis.
  • Providing technical details, costs and deliverables for Sales proposals.
  • Supporting contract managers in issuing claims related to changes in project scope, including assessing cost and time impacts as well as risk quantifications.
  • Resolving complex technical issues both remotely and on domestic and international customer sites

Your background:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering or similar
  • More than 8 years’ experience in Engineering of High Voltage Cable Products/Systems
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in management of project scope, cost, schedules and vendors/subcontractors.
  • Sound knowledge of engineering techniques, processes and tools, including preferable design of cable systems.
  • Strong commitment to safe work practices and dedication to following all relevant workplace safety guidelines.
  • A high level of self-motivation, curiosity and desire to learn about new technologies.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, with a collaborative, solutions-oriented approach.
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly to Customer and projects, as required
  • Fluency in English and German



More about us:

At NKT your skills, ambition and determination will contribute to connecting the world with high quality power cables driving the global transition to renewable energy. Join us and become part of an international organization founded on high ambitions, strong performance and collaboration. We have pioneered the cable industry since 1891, and today we still bring power to life. NKT employs 3.400 and operates globally with headquarter in Brøndby, Denmark.


Business Line HV Solutions:

Our high voltage cables combine state-of-the-art cable design, outstanding product quality and installation engineering as well as project expertise. With clever solutions and applied knowledge from a multitude of high voltage situations and demands, we can provide cable solutions that precisely meet customer requirements


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 including flexible working conditions.

Posting Date: 

Cologne, DE, 51061

Type:  Permanent

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