Heidi Højgaard Nielsen, 30 years

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A degree that opens doors

I have a Master in Engineering (Design & Innovation) from DTU. I chose this line because of its focus on creating a common language between the natural and social sciences, and for its holistic approach to products and systems. This way, the good solution is created through interdisciplinary collaboration, creativity and teamwork.

I currently work as a Pipe System Design Engineer at NOV. Among other things, the company supplies pipe systems for the oil and gas industry.

“At NOV, I have ample opportunity to apply the thinking and the methods that I learned in engineering education.”

NOV is a manufacturing company with widespread interdisciplinary collaboration across professions and even across continents.

Facts about Heidi
30 years

Heidi Nielsen 

Pipe System Design Engineer


55 °





Workday begins

The best thing about the engineering programme is the interdisciplinary collaboration

In the programme there’s a strong focus on studying products and systems from different angles, both technologically and in a social context. This way I learned to take a step back and consider the whole before trying to find the solution.

“This is undoubtedly a skill that I can use in my daily work at NOV, where we have many different entities that need to make products and systems operate in a flow.”

A job in Brøndby with Brazilian connections

In my current job I help to construct, design and analyse our product services and prepare the corresponding technical documentation.

I’m also in a team, where we act as primary support for the pipe production at our two factories in Kalundborg and Brazil.

I regularly visit the factory in Kalundborg, and I’ve also taken two 3-month trips to Brazil.

“There are so many opportunities in this industry. You can take a job in the office or work in the field like on an installation vessel.”

My best advice
If you are interested in the scientific world, you should go for it! Being an engineer opens a world of possibilities, and I guarantee you that you will meet lots of interesting people and opportunities in your future work life.