True North has supported Merlin Entertainments for a number of years across a spectrum of functional verticals. This year alone we have assisted Merlin’s Engineering function across a portfolio of placements including the Technical Director for Chessington World of Adventures and the UK Project Director, alongside ongoing niche global engineering positions.
As Merlin’s international reach expands, our search practice has followed suit, most recently over to Denmark. True North was retained to find this special site’s next Project Manager to execute their future plans for new ride installations and expansion of the site’s existing infrastructure.
With the majority of the Danish engineering workforce based in the capital city, 300km away, and a distinct lack of theme park operators within the surrounding countries, our search was inherently focused on a range of specialised skills that one could apply to a role as unique as a Project Manager for this world-renowned attraction, within a seemingly remote location from the engineering workforce.
The successful candidate is Bjørn Toftegaard Nielsen. Bjørn’s recent years have been at Kirkholm Maskiningeniører A/S in which he managed projects across a range of sectors including oil and gas and wind farms. This adds to a wealth of experience spanning subsea compression projects, developing specialised mechanical equipment for the medical industry and structural engineering of big scaled steel structures.
His breadth of technical knowledge combined with the gravitas of managing multiple external and internal stakeholders across simultaneous projects was precisely the experience that one would need to assume this role. Bjørn started at Merlin at the beginning of December and we wish him a successful career at this very special attraction… certainly worth a visit if you find yourself in that part of the world!
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