Calais, 62, FR, 62225

Function:  Technical
Employment type:  Full Time
Required experience:  Junior professional – up to 5 years
Reference ID:  72121


Nexans is a global player in energy transition. Our purpose: ELECTRIFY THE FUTURE.

For over a century, Nexans has played a crucial role in the electrification of the planet. With around 25,000 people in 38 countries, the Group is leading the charge to the new world of electrification: safer, sustainable, renewable, decarbonized and accessible to everyone. In 2020, Nexans generated 5.7 billion euros in standard sales.

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As part of the reinforcement of the R&D and Qualification team in Nexans Calais site, we are looking for a candidate for the position of :


Purpose of the position:


Identify and develop new product and materials and processes for HVAC/HVDC transmission systems using extruded cables.


Main tasks:


Post holder is responsible to :

  • Actively research and develop product and materials and processes for the manufacture and installation of high voltage cables or accessories;
  • Develop new test benches and experimental procedures;
  • Be responsible for monitoring and conducting electrical and non-electrical tests for the qualification of high voltage cables systems;
  • Define and supervise qualification programs carried out internally or in external laboratories;
  • Prepare design reviews, write technical files (product specifications, identification and test files, credibility files, etc.);
  • Define experimental devices and schedule in coordination with his/her hierarchy.
  • Manage a team of test technicians, with the possibility of supervising "Post Doc";
  • Contribute to the implementation of multi-physics simulation means, with the collaboration of NRC, Nexans Norway and/or other partners;
  • Promote Nexans' technical expertise in HVAC/HVDC (writing and presenting publications, participating in conferences);
  • Manage the allocated budget;
  • Participate and make proposals (cost reduction, products improvement’s, etc...);
  • Monitor the budget and the adequacy between performance and objectives.


Profile required:

Electrical/Physical engineer degree or equivalent experience in High Voltage

Skills :

  • In-depth knowledge of experimental laboratory techniques in a high voltage environment;
  • R&D methodology: ability to solve technical problems, understand technical characteristics and provide technical solutions through theoretical and/or experimental work
  • Project management: ability to get involved in a project, to provide results with a good follow-up of the constraints: schedules, deliverables, reporting, risks, setting priorities;
  • Knowledge of scientific calculation tools (such as Comsol, Mathematica, ...) is a plus.


Soft skills:

  • Team spirit
  • Ability to listen
  • Rigour
  • Autonomy
  • Customer oriented
  • Precision and curiosity


Fluency of written/oral English will be an asset for the position.


Some travels are expected, including abroad, as part of your assignments.


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