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Mechanical Engineer


Topsoe’s Mechanical Engineering Department is looking for a true specialist


with a genuine interest in the traditional mechanical disciplines such as mechanical design, metallic materials, solid mechanics and welding and motivation to gain even more knowledge within this field of expertise.


This is your chance to join a great global department with approximately 100 talented colleagues, mainly mechanical engineers and technicians, who all have high ambitions and work towards a common goal. Our activities within Chemical technologies are highly technical and based on solid foundation of industry experience. We make solutions that contribute to solving global challenges within energy, environment, food and climate. 


You are - or become - the go-to-person within all the facets of one of Topsoe’s Proprietary Hardware


You will be involved working with proprietary hardware in a team doing a range of interdisciplinary projects and will acquire a broad technical knowledge basis. The job involves regular contact with colleagues in affiliated offices around the world and our international suppliers and customers. Assignments abroad in connection with inspection and installation of process equipment are part of the job. In this respect, significant travel activities are part of the assignment. The list below describes your daily tasks in brief: 

  • Participation in the design, maintenance and development of our proprietary equipment such as convection reformers, ammonia converters, MeOH reactors and reactor internals. 
  • Participation in multidisciplinary projects from very start to finish - from design to putting the plant into operation
  • Responsibility for mechanical design, calculations, selection of materials and preparation of technical documentation for procurement 
  • Review of supplier drawings and specifications, and participation in kick off meetings at the suppliers
  • Inspection and quality control at suppliers’ workshops 
  • Supervision of site installation of process equipment carried out by others.


Most of our design work is based on international codes and standards such as ASME VIII, Div. 1 & 2 and EN 13445.


Curious, open-minded with an innovative mindset 


To match the team, you are self-motivated and have a keen interest in the traditional mechanical disciplines such as metallic materials, solid mechanics, welding, and mechanical design. You can tick off the following:

  • strong customer focus and have an eye for business opportunities
  • can drive projects and work with tight deadlines
  • internationally oriented and interested in working globally
  • demonstrates initiative and are not afraid to share your opinion and challenge the existing



To be a successful candidate for the job, you have a B.Sc. or a M.Sc. in mechanical engineering and at least 5 years of experience with metallic materials, solid mechanics and welding. The right candidate has thorough experience with 3D design tools (preferably Inventor). You can demonstrate a solid mechanical understanding in academic or professional context and it is a requirement that you speak and write fluent English.


Knowledge of the above-mentioned codes and standards is considered an advantage. Should you, however not be able to tick off the entire list, we offer relevant education within the company and/or from external providers.


Further information 
Please contact Group Manager Nina Møhler, phone +45 2527 6624 if you want to know more about the position.  


If you would like to be part of a team of skilled and dynamic colleagues in an informal organisation, please submit your application (cover letter and CV) in English and enclose a copy of your exam certificates and any references. In your cover letter please specify your motivation for applying for this position – in particular your experience with 3D design tools, since this is a prerequisite for applying.


Application deadline

April 23rd, 2021.

Haldor Topsoe is a global leader in supply of catalysts, technology, and services to the chemical and refining industries. Topsoe aims to be the global leader within carbon emission reduction technologies by 2024. By perfecting chemistry for a better world, we enable our customers to succeed in the transition towards renewable energy. Topsoe is headquartered in Denmark and serves customers around the globe. In 2020, our revenue was approximately DKK 6.2 billion, and we employ around 2,100 employees. www.topsoe.com