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Senior Data and Mapping Engineer



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

Are you an experienced spatial data processor with experience in marine engineering or hydrographic survey 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 a (Senior) Data & Mapping Engineer you are supporting the offshore projects with all data intelligence and mapping requirements to support the of the installation part of a NKT Offshore tender or project. 

The Data & Mapping Engineer will analyse and interrogate all data provided by the Client or third parties, organize the data in (GIS) data base and create all deliverables as required by the Lead Installation Engineer or Project Installation Manager. For this, you have a solid technical knowledge related to cable installation such as bathymetric survey, cable installation 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. Besides the above you will also support your co-workers as well as driving our further IT development.

Your primary tasks will be: 

  • Marine Survey – check for errors, data overlap and gap analysis of bathymetric survey data, side scan sonar data, UXO survey data and sub-bottom profile data
  • Data management – organize, manage, and keep up to date the (GIS) database and make available for others to use or to share with the Client
  • Mapping – create the various charts such as overview charts, alignment charts, detailed charts, seabed slope charts, wet laydown areas, shore approaches, etc
  • Route Engineering – optimization of the route of a cable in a predetermined corridor. The optimum route is selected based on total cable length, but also avoids various seabed features such as outcrops, boulders and sand waves, avoids man-made objects such as debris and UXO, optimized crossings with existing cables and pipelines, and reduces trenching risks
  • Seabed Interventions – responsible for the drafting and visualizations of seabed interventions along the cable route such as dredging, boulder clearance, rock dumping pre-lay and post-lay, concrete mattresses, interface with HDD, crossings with existing cables and pipelines, etc
  • Responsible to provide or support the various documentation of the processes as listed above
  • Responsible to come to an agreement on project deliverables with Project Installation Manager and the Client such as as-built drawings and GIS databases
  • Responsible to provide offshore support such as to configure template for Daily Progress Report, configure the software for the different subsea tools and for the different subcontractors, roles and authorities
  •  Responsible for the as-laid and as-built data management of offshore operations and subsequent uploading of the operational data to in-house ORAT database


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: 

  • B.Sc. or M.Sc. in Marine Engineering or similar
  • Preferably previous experience from similar position
  • Experience in Hydrographic Survey and GeoMatics
  • Proficiency in survey software such as ArcGIS Pro, Navimodel, AutoCAD and AutoChart; experience in Esri packages of 3D and Spatial Analyst are a plus
  • Proficiency in English verbal as well as written 

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 2nd of May. 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 3,300 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.  


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Posting Date:  03-Apr-2021

Rotterdam, NL, 3013

Type:  Permanent

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