Civil engineer

March 11, 2023
Application deadline closed.

Job Description

Complete job description
Have you completed your engineering degree within the last few years? Can you imagine an everyday life where your efforts are important to Danish soldiers and emergency personnel? Do you want to be part of building a bigger and stronger Danish defence?

About us
In the Competence Center at the Ministry of Defence’s Material and Procurement Agency (FMI), we are approx. 12 employees who are specialized in, among other things project management, team collaboration, risk management, document management, procurement, change management, tender evaluation and Life Cycle Management.

Daily life in the Competence Center is very varied and the tasks are carried out in a way that accommodates the best solution. We switch flexibly between presence at the office in Ballerup, home work, external activities such as teaching, facilitation and support. The work can take place both online, by physical presence or hybridly.

We usually gather for 2 weekly section meetings, while the rest of the working time is organized individually or together with colleagues, business partners and the units and people we support.

As a new colleague in the Competence Centre, you will be assigned a mentor who will help you get to know our company and tasks and introduce you to your colleagues and most important business partners. If you are completely new to FMI, you will also participate in our onboarding program, where you will, among other things, meet other new employees. As part of the general competence development, you will have the opportunity to participate in courses and conferences within your specialisation.

About the position
You will work in an exciting field, where wishes for progress and fast delivery must be balanced with the customer’s operational wishes and technical, legal and commercial conditions.

As our new specialist in procurement, you will especially work to support various procurement activities, where you will e.g. be involved in supporting the preparation and implementation of evaluation activities where the right supplier must be selected.

It will be your task to spar with and challenge our material procurement projects in relation to:
Logistics concepts.
Evaluation models in connection with public tenders.
Project prerequisites.
Construction of requirements specifications.

Depending on your competences within Life Cycle Management, some travel activity may be included in e.g. participation in the NATO working group (up to approx. 3 weeks per year).

Here is what your (perhaps) future colleague Thomas likes about working in the Competence Centre: “I find it particularly satisfying that my skills as an engineer in the Competence Center contribute to the procurement of important equipment for the Armed Forces. I am often involved from the start, when the requirements for the material are described, in the description of the evaluation method together with the various stakeholders and finally through participation in tests, where the best possible material is selected based on, among other things, operational, technical, operational, commercial and legal requirements”.

You will enter into close collaboration with several colleagues who work in subject areas similar to yours or closely related to your subject. Together with your colleagues in the Competence Centre, you will support the acquisition of material and IT and formulate and balance requirements and expectations in connection with tenders and offer evaluation.

In the Competence Center, we work with freedom under responsibility, where you yourself have a big influence on the organization of your working day – always with the task at the center, but with the option to alternate between presence and homework. We share a large and attractive work area with the project managers, where there are good opportunities for sparring and building relationships.
About you
We are looking for newly qualified or recently trained engineers with knowledge and skills in:
Logistics optimization.
Calculations of life-cycle costs to optimize the many materiel purchases we carry out annually on behalf of the Armed Forces and other agencies within the Ministry of Defence’s area
As you are newly qualified, we do not expect you to be able to provide the above sparring on your own from day one, but we do expect you to:
Are among the best of the year with a sharp intellect, we can help develop further, so that after a short number of years you are one of FMI’s most sought-after specialists.
That you, with the support of our other specialists, can make a positive contribution to the business from the outset.
With the support of our specialists and the introduction of FMI in the short term itself will be able to provide the requested sparring.
It is an advantage if you:
Through your studies you have dealt with data processing, simulation and advanced software tools. We develop our own models in Excel and Visual Basic etc., and also use specialist systems, e.g. Opus10, SIMLOX and CATLOC, as well as the Norwegian Armed Forces’ SAP system, for our task solution. We will provide the right training in our systems if there is a need for this.
Has competences in relation to conveying knowledge and skills to a relevant target group.