Project Engineer - Electrical
David uses his theoretical and practical understanding of electricity every day in his work at R&D.
David works as a Project Engineer in R&D's Test Systems department at our head office in Hinnerup. Here he primarily deals with the electrical design and installation of electrical panels for our complex and innovative test benches. This also involves dimensioning, short-circuit calculations, and drawing electrical panels. On a daily basis, David works among the rest of R&D’s electrical team, which provides a good opportunity for sparring. “As part of the electrical team, you often have the immediate responsibility within the electrical field for the projects you work on. This is because you sometimes sit alone with this part, as the start-up of projects most often takes place in various project groups,” says David.
What is David's background?
32-year-old David graduated as a Marine Engineer from Aarhus School of Marine and Technical Engineering in 2017. As a trained electrician, David quickly found out that he wanted to build on the knowledge and experience he had gained through his work as an electrician. “As an electrician, I often had the feeling that you could do things in a smarter way. Therefore, I quickly found out that I would like to be more involved in the decision-making rather than the execution,” says David.
David uses his theoretical and practical understanding of electricity every day in his work at R&D. As a trained Marine Engineer, David applied for a position at R&D. “When I first applied for the position, I did not know R&D. But it looked interesting and different. In addition, it was cool to talk to employees from the company, and not just a head hunter. This gives a good insight into what it is really like to work here,” explains David.
David comes from Ikast, but today he lives in Horsens with his family. When David is not working, he spends time on various outdoor activities, such as kayaking, running, swimming, and winter swimming. He has also enjoys spending his summer vacations with outdoor activities like hiking. At R&D, David participates actively in various social events and initiatives and takes part in the 'Friday swimming', where several employees meet and swim before work. “R&D is really good at planning and enabling social events. There are many exciting and challenging offers that I like to prioritize despite a busy everyday life,” says David.
You spend a lot of your waking hours at work, which is why it is incredibly important to have good colleagues. The good atmosphere between my colleagues and me also affects our professional collaboration. All of this helps us to deliver inspiring and innovative solutions time after time, which we celebrate together as a team.
What is it like working at R&D?
“As an employee at R&D, you are given a lot of exciting work assignments. It's fun to be a part of such an innovative company that truly develops systems that have not been seen before. You have to think in new ways and differently to reach the goals of our customers' wishes and requirements,” says David.
R&D is an international engineering company that provides knowledge and turn-key test systems to a variety of industries. This is exactly what our highly specialized engineers are working to achieve every day.
“In addition, we design and develop everything ourselves, with our own engineers. Here’s really good opportunities for broad exchange of experiences between us employees and an incredible number of talented people to learn from. It is a natural part of the workflow to cooperate, and there is no one I think I cannot ask for help or advice,” says David.
“The most challenging thing about my job is time. You must be able to manage your own time when you must both complete and start projects during the same period. But, we’re all good at coordinating and communicating, which means that we understand where we need to spend our time and when,” adds David.
“In general, the work environment at R&D is really good. You spend a lot of your waking hours at work, which is why it is incredibly important to have good colleagues. The good atmosphere between my colleagues and me also affects our professional collaboration. All of this helps us to deliver inspiring and innovative solutions time after time, which we celebrate together as a team” tells David.