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Marine Geo Engineer



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


Are you a person with a background or experience in soils, geo-engineering, GIS, cartographical and analytical skills 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 Geo Engineer you are challenged by the offshore projects with your geotechnical, geophysical and trenching technical know-how to support the cable installation part of NKT Offshore tender or project.


The Marine Geo Engineer will analyse and interrogate all geo data provided by the Client or third parties as this is internally organized in (GIS) data base and create all deliverables as required for the tender or project.

For this, you have a solid technical knowledge related to geophysical and geotechnical offshore surveys and seabed intervention technologies & tools.

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:


  • In-depth analysis of raw and interpreted geotechnical and geophysical supplied data by our customers including gap analysis
  • Review and Implementation of Cable Burial Risk Assessments (CBRA) and Seabed Mobility Studies
  • Preparation and submission of Cable Burial Assessment Studies (BAS)
  • Review of subcontractors Trenching proposals and determine the most effective subsea cable trenching tool
  • Give input for the Route Engineering as to select the optimum cable routing considering the geotechnical and geophysical features of the seabed and sub-seabed
  • Slope stability calculations mostly for crossings or for steep slopes (or review third party’s calculations)
  • Ensure that the work will be performed according to the highest standards of Quality, Health & Safety and Environment during the project.
  • 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 one of these relevant studies: Geotechnical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology, Coastal Engineering, Offshore & Dredging Engineering, Earth Sciences, Physical Geography, Geology, or similar
  • Preferably 5+ years’ experience in geotechnical and geophysical site investigation, geo-engineering, marine survey or offshore industry. Previous experience within the offshore trenching industry is beneficial
  • Competent drafting and analytical skills in ArcGIS Pro; experience in Esri packages of 3D and Spatial Analyst or Navimodel are a plus
  • You have a good understanding of the challenges and associated soil risks involved within the installation and trenching of subsea cable projects
  • Skill set with regards to (rock) slope stability and hydraulic stability of underwater berms is beneficial
  • 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 31st of July 2021. Personality- and Capacity tests may occur in our recruitment process.


If you have any questions regarding the position, you are 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 gratefully but firmly decline all forms of collaboration regarding this recruitment.


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:  07-Jun-2021

Rotterdam, NL, 3013

Type:  Permanent

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