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Head of Engineering and Project Management - Cryogenic and Superconducting System

Nexans

Hanover, Germany

In this role you will lead the Engineering and Project Management department focusing on the Superconducting System aspects.

Your tasks

  • Leading and developing the team of Engineers and Project Managers to ensure coverage of required fields of expertise;
  • Ensuring world class standards in engineering and project management for the BU products;
  • Responsible for resources management of the engineering department and in view of the various project requirements;
  • Interact closely with the design, the operation department to ensure smooth handling of projects and engineering requests;
  • Support the marketing and sales activities for the products of the BU on the technical side;
  • Participate actively in the promotion of HTS cables and fault current limiter;
  • Represent the engineering and project management through participation in the BU strategic planning and budget forecasting process;
  • Implement and supervise processes for efficient engineering, project management, resources planning and allocation and technical documentation in the department in line with QHSE requirements;
  • Manage the technical resources within the BU and interact with the corporate Management of Innovation and Technology for internal reporting and funding;
  • Define and implement together with the BU management the strategy for R&D and technical adaptation;
  • Managing technical risks and ensuring proper risk management in projects, ensuring compliance and internal controls

Your profile

  • Masters degree in Electrical Engineering or similar qualification with several years of work experience in Engineering and/or Project management in a technical domain;
  • Proven ability to manage a team of highly qualified engineers;
  • Experience in project management on technically complex projects with strong customer interaction;
  • Good understanding of high voltage engineering aspects, in particular cable technology and superconducting power applications;
  • In depths understanding of transmission and distribution grids and applications to be able to speak customer language;
  • Good understanding of basic business economics aspects and the impact of day to day decisions on the BU financial performance;
  • Excellent managerial skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Self driven and highly motivated;
  • Strong customer orientation with the ability to present complex technical aspects in a comprehensible way. 

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