Senior Cable Engineer


Multiple Locations

Job Description

What your role could entail:

The primary objective of this role is to assist the team in the development and delivery of cable systems activities.

You’ll be expected to provide technical expertise into bids and proposals and to represent the company in client meetings as appropriate.

Typical cable systems design activities (related to T&D projects) include:

  • HVDC/HVAC cable calculations including develop cable burial route risk assessments, landfall, and cable protection systems for offshore, subsea applications.
  • Gathering and correlating engineering data using established and well-defined procedures, and generating detailed cable reports.
  • Developing detailed offshore routine engineering assignments involving HVAC/HVDC, IAC and export cable design, for both static and dynamic systems.
  • Proposing approaches to solve problems encountered using modifications of standard procedures or methods developed in previous assignments.
  • Reviewing and optimising design, routing, installation, commissioning and de-commissioning solutions.

For the following types of projects:

  • HVDC Interconnectors
  • HVAC Interconnectors
  • HVAC and HVDC Offshore Windfarm projects

Your role will require you to:

  • Perform work in accordance with the agreed budget and schedule with little supervision.
  • Independently perform the tasks necessary to complete primary design elements for engineering works to standard and compliant regulations.
  • Coordinate across project disciplines, external subcontractors and remote offices such that technical risks are identified and mitigated, and all statutory and regulatory requirements are met.


Here’s what we will need from you:

  • Typically around 5+ years of relevant experience.
  • An electrical/electronic/power engineering or similar qualification, such as an HNC, HND, BSc/BEng and/or an MSc/MEng.
  • Professionally qualified in Electrical Engineering (CEng or working towards chartership).
  • This role requires the ability to implement software tools to provide desktop studies and generate reports, using Cymcap, Cableizer, COMSOL software as an example.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; experienced in creating and presenting technical reports; and responding to clients’ technical questions
  • Ability to understand and communicate customer requirements, lead technical discussions with customers and develop client relationships
  • Understanding of HVAC and HVDC transmission principles and requirements management
  • Understanding of functional characteristics of power systems
  • Able to work to deadlines under pressure whilst maintaining the safety, quality and engineering integrity of the solution.
  • Prepared to take part in working groups such as CIGRE, IET and other professional bodies.

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