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R&D Engineer in Polymer Materials



Participate in development projects and material investigations 

NKT, a world-leading supplier of cables for the energy sector, is investing to reach further success in innovation and R&D. As part of this investment, NKT has established a Technology Consulting center in Västerås through acquisition of parts of ABB’s Swedish Corporate Research Center. From the site in Västerås, technical experts and scientists have worked with industries worldwide in cross-disciplinary R&D projects and technical investigations, for more than one hundred years. 


Internal R&D projects and external consulting 
As part of the Chemistry & Materials department You will participate in various cable related R&D projects as well as in consulting assignments that differs in scope and length. You will have access to a highly flexible and modern chemistry & materials laboratory, with a broad range of state-of-the-art analytical instruments and processing equipment that provides great flexibility and capability to support in R&D projects and technical investigations.

In the role as Polymer Materials R&D Engineer at NKT Technology Consulting you will participate in both R&D projects as well as various consulting assignments and complex investigations related to polymer materials.
The role includes:
•    Participation in R&D projects within cable insulation materials and cable technology
•    Conducting experimental work and material analysis relevant to the projects
•    Contributing in external consulting assignments, from discussions with customers to execution and reporting 
•    Secure high quality and efficiency in all deliveries


Technology Consulting is a dynamic workplace with an atmosphere characterized by development and learning. Facilities include modern laboratories and you will be working with colleagues who are experts in their specific fields. Through the range of different R&D projects and customer assignments, there will be great opportunities to build a wide, global network of technical partners and business units. 


R&D Engineer within polymer material properties and characterization 
Our next colleague should have an interest and hands-on experience in experimental laboratory work. 
To succeed in the role you are a team player with good communication skills. You are also a highly trusted and accurate person. 

Apart from this you do also have: 
•    PhD degree or Master’s degree in area related to polymer materials
•    Experience in polymer material characterization
•    Knowledge of physical properties and processing of polymer materials
•    Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
•    Natural skills in networking 
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, meritorious also in Swedish
•    Permanent authorization to work in Sweden


Contact and application
This is a temporary position for 12 months with the possibility to extension. 
Apply with CV and personal letter via the link below. We are reviewing applications ongoing so do not wait with your application!
Tests can occur in our recruitment processes. 


If you have any questions regarding the position, you are very welcome to contact Recruiting Manager, Karin Gustafsson, or HRBP Elin Jönsson, Please note that due to the GDPR regulations we cannot accept any applications via e-mail.


Union Representatives
Sveriges Ingenjörer – Zohreh Keshavarz, +46 724 51 80 18


Welcome with your application!


About NKT
Join a diverse and international team of experts developing the power cable technology of the future with focus on deeper sea, lower losses and higher performance. Technology is leading the corporate R&D program including material development and operating some of the most advanced high-voltage test centers in the industry. NKT also operates a Technology Consulting center in Sweden, where technical experts and scientists supports industries worldwide in cross-disciplinary R&D projects and technical investigations.

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 1.8 billion in 2021. NKT - We connect a greener world.


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Posting Date:  14-Jun-2022

Vaesteras, SE, 721 78

Type:  Temporary contract
Requisition ID:  2714

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