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Marine Engineer



Be a part of our offshore team driving large and complex projects within the renewable sector

Are you a person with a technical background and likes to be part of a team that translates the contract requirements into engineering delivery plan for the installation of offshore HV Cables and keen to be part of the world’s renewable energy transformation? Do you want to work with large scale offshore projects with a global customer base and exposure in the renewable, oil & gas and the interconnector industry?  Then we might have the right job for you! NKT is currently expanding our offshore engineering team and are offering a unique opportunity to join one of the leading suppliers of the largest and most complex submarine cable projects.


Challenge yourself in a dynamic and multi-cultural work environment

As part of our offshore engineering department you will be surrounded by colleagues within various offshore engineering disciplines. As Marine Project Engineer you are challenged by the engineering delivery plan and interaction with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the cable installation part of NKT Offshore is executed in accordance with requirements while keeping a strong focus on QHSE. Note that the position will be predominantly office-based.


The Marine Project Engineer will analyse and interrogate all project engineering requirements provided by the Client or third party, and create or support the making of all deliverables as required for the tender or project. For this, you have a solid technical knowledge related to cable installation such as bathymetric survey, subsea cable installation and seabed intervention technologies & tools. You will work closely together with the Vessel Engineer who will support all Cable Laying Vessel (CLV)-related engineering.

You will be a part of a highly skilled team, based in the centre of Rotterdam.  NKT’s offshore installation engineering department is highly versatile and regardless of the competences you hold at the moment you will be given the opportunity to broaden your offshore engineering competence.


Your primary tasks will be:


  • Translate the tender or project requirements into engineering planning and ensure all work preparations are according to the requirements
  • Write and review procedures and/or RFQ for the various seabed interventions as part of the offshore cable installation:
    • Different types of survey scope of works
    • Route clearance e.g. PLGR (Pre-Lay Grapnel Run), Boulder clearance, UXO anomalies
    • Dredging (e.g. sand waves or areas where the slope angle exceeds the maximum slope angle for trenching equipment)
    • Crossing procedure with existing cables and pipelines e.g. rock berm design and stability (Geo Engineer or 3rd party) or placement of concrete mattresses
    • Rock dumping as protective layer for the cable, pre-lay or post-lay
    • Nearshore works such as transition between offshore HDD pop-out and trenching, sandbanks, etc.
  • Provide technical support and data to and review of documentation from subcontractors
  • Review and summarize the route engineering considering the seabed features and objects
  • Review and summarize any Seabed Intervention as required along the cable route
  • Ensure that the engineering works follow the required QSHE engineering standards
  • Responsible for the as-built data management of offshore operations
  • Support in any further developments of the team


Analytical and collaborative engineer with a positive mindset

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.

You are a self-starter, and motivated to take on several of various tasks ongoing. Besides this you have a strong analytical profile thriving well in the engineering environment.

Additionally, your CV comprises:

  • You hold a MSc degree in Marine Engineering, Offshore or Naval Engineering, or similar
  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in the offshore industry. Previous experience within the offshore seabed intervention industry is beneficial
  • You have a good understanding of the challenges and associated risks involved with offshore operations
  • Survey software such as ArcGIS Pro, Navimodel, AutoChart, ACAD Civil 3D is a plus
  • Highly proficient in English, both written and spoken

NKT are looking for a highly motivated person that can take ownership of their work and deliver high quality result according to agreed deadlines. At NKT we want you to thrive in international and fast-moving environments, where you have the opportunity of applying your analytical abilities, practical knowledge, social skills, and integrity.


Contact and application

Are you looking for a career in a fast-moving, growing and high-tech environment where you will be able to develop on a personal as well as on a career level? Let us know, we are waiting for you!

Please apply at our website at latest 1st of July 2021. Personality- and Capacity tests may occur in our recruitment process.


If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact the department manager for the Offshore Installation Engineering Stefan Quist, Stefan.quist@nkt.com. In case you have any inquiries about the recruitment process please reach out to Recruiter Hajran De Bruijn, h.debruijn@nkt.com. Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.


We welcome 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 1.3 billion in 2019. NKT - We connect a greener world. www.NKT.com.


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Posting Date:  16-Jun-2021

Rotterdam, NL, 3013

Type:  Permanent

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