Project Engineer (m/f/d)



Would you like to wield influence and create an impact? In a company that provides high-quality products and systemic solutions for the energy transition? Then consider joining our team in Cologne.


At NKT, we present you with the opportunity to shape a greener world within an international company! By joining us, you will become a part of a specialized team that focuses on the production of high-voltage cables, establishing a global leadership position in the energy market.


This position is available at our Cologne site within the Maintenance Engineering Mechanical department.


Your area of responsibility

In your role as a Project Engineer (m/f/d) in Mechanical Engineering, you will have the responsibility for planning, implementing, supporting, and managing projects. Additionally, you will be accountable for developing specifications and coordinating the type and scope of equipment for new installations.

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced professional capable of effectively translating theoretical knowledge into practical application. You are tasked with seamlessly connecting solid technical knowledge with real-world scenarios. You readily comprehend even intricate contexts and can apply and adapt concepts to new situations. Your competence is not confined to a strong theoretical foundation; you have also demonstrated practical success in applying this knowledge. In doing so, you can communicate confidently at all levels.

Some of your further tasks include:

  • Developing, designing, and implementing optimization concepts for existing installations

  • Planning and coordinating projects

  • Establishing, optimizing, and adhering to project budgets

  • Soliciting technical support proposals

  • Formulating requirements for parts, components, systems, and services

  • Conducting error analyses and initiating corrective measures


Your profile

At NKT, we are committed to contributing to the energy transition. Our motto, "We connect a greener world," encapsulates this commitment. To support us in this endeavor, you should possess the following qualities:

  • Successful completion of technical studies with a Dipl. Ing., bachelor's, or master's degree

  • A minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a comparable position (e.g., oil and gas, power plant, or production/conveyor planning)

  • Fluent English language skills are required

  • Proficiency in CAD skills is a must

  • A responsible, conscientious, and independent working style

  • The ability to communicate complex ideas clearly and translate them into actionable steps

  • Innovative thinking and the capability to develop creative and practical solutions

  • Willingness to travel up to 50 %, domestic and international
  • Strong teamwork skills, quick comprehension, and a high regard for occupational safety


Do not meet all the requirements?

At NKT, we are committed to fostering a diverse, inclusive, and authentic work environment. Therefore, if you are interested in a position, please apply — even if your previous work experience does not meet all the qualifications.

You might just be the perfect candidate for this position!


What we offer

  • Benefits under collective agreements (e.g., holiday and Christmas bonuses, special allowances)

  • A 35-hour workweek

  • 30 days of holiday

  • Attractive working time models (e.g., flextime and remote work, employee-friendly shift model)

  • Subsidized canteen

  • Further training opportunities

  • Benefits through corporate benefits

  • Free parking and excellent public transport connections

  • Company doctor (e.g., various offers for preventive healthcare)


Contact and application

NKT is committed to fostering diversity and cultivating a culture in which individuals from various backgrounds can thrive and be inspired to excel. We believe that a diverse structure enables sustainable performance, while an inclusive and welcoming culture creates an improved workplace environment.

We eagerly anticipate receiving your complete application through our career’s portal. Please be aware that, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation, we are unable to accept applications submitted via email or post. For any inquiries regarding the advertised position, please don't hesitate to contact Mr. Daniel Kratzer, Team Leader FSE Mechanical, at, or our HR Business Partner, Ms. Nadine Froitzheim-Laatz, at


About NKT

At the factory in Cologne, NKT is designing, developing and manufacturing the high-voltage power cable solutions enabling the Energiewende and the global transition to renewable energy. Here, you will join a diverse organization at an internationally recognized engineering center at a state-of-the-art power cable factory. 

At NKT, we are all Connectors. We connect to develop leading technologies that enable the world’s transition to renewable energy - and we stay connected to grow as people and professionals. As a company, NKT connects a greener world with high-quality power cable technology - designing, manufacturing and installing low-, medium- and high-voltage power cable solutions and accessories that support the green transition. NKT is headquartered in Denmark, employs 4,500 people in more than 15 countries, and realized revenue of EUR 2,1 billion in 2022. We connect a greener world.



Posting Date:  9 Nov 2023

Cologne, DE, 51061

Type:  Permanent
Requisition ID:  4070

Job Segment: Sustainability, High Voltage, Power Plant, Project Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Energy, Engineering