Project Engineer (Cables) - Relocation Provided

Posted 07 July 2022
Salary Negotiable
DisciplineEnergy Recruitment
Contact NameKelsee Tedder

Job description

Cable Systems Engineer

The Cable Systems Engineer will support offshore wind project engineering and construction activities associated with high voltage underground and submarine cable work packages. The Cable Systems Engineer will be experienced in HVAC and HVDC cable systems with voltages ranges of 35kV to 500kV of XLPE, HPFF, and GIL cable types, as well as different installation methods, including direct, buried, concrete duct bank, horizontal directional drilling, jack & bore, micro-tunneling and subsea cable

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Advance technical deliverables and studies required for the design and installation of onshore and offshore cabling systems including evaluation of the technology readiness, definition of owner requirements, constructability reviews, and technical specification development.
  • Review technical reports, studies, and drawings associated with the cable system including considerations for the electrical and civil design of high voltage AC and DC transmission lines in the following areas:
  • Onshore: cable system calculation and selection, route development, trenched and trenchless crossings, splice vaults spacing and layout, and substation interconnections
  • Offshore: inter-array grid and export cable system calculation and selection, route development, transport and installation methods, cable protection and monitoring systems, and offshore substation integration
  • Support the electrical design and studies of offshore wind cable package during pre-FEED, FEED, and detailed design
  • Assist with the preparation of risk assessment, project capital, and operation expense estimates (CAPEX and OPEX)
  • Support commercial and technical work with external vendors, including supporting the tendering and execution of RFI and RFP processes
  • Collaborate and support parallel work packages including contracting, survey, supply chain, scheduling, and permitting
  • Understand and interface with regulatory issues related to underground and submarine cables, including permitting, environmental, siting, and stakeholder considerations and technical certifications
  • Provide technical engineering support during detailed design and construction activities
  • Participate in conferences and forums to discuss technical concepts and challenges in the area of cables
  • To a large extent, carries out tasks as described above in project-specific roles as part of group-wide project organizations and in such role reports to applicable work package/workstream/project manager of the respective project(s)
  • Periodically travels between company and project offices and facilities
  • Perform other tasks and takes on additional duties as reasonably assigned by supervisor, project manager, and/or group unit

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant engineering discipline (electrical preferred)
  • 3+ years of relevant experience with the interconnection of large-scale energy projects is preferred
  • Experience working in an interdisciplinary project team managing civil, coastal/near shore, electrical, geotechnical, geophysical, environmental, and trenchless design interfaces
  • Design and project execution experience in the following onshore and offshore areas of focus: cable design and sizing including ampacity, charging, reactive compensation, losses, and EMF calculations, trenched and trenchless technologies, route development, constructability review, permitting, and survey work
  • Familiarity with utility-scale electrical systems such as HVAC substations, HVDC converter stations, reactive compensation technologies, and grid interconnection concepts
  • Project experience assessing and selecting competing electrical designs based on technical merit, while also being capable of providing or evaluating cost estimates for specific solutions
  • Familiarity working with utilities, OEMs, and EPC
  • Working knowledge of relative design and HSE standards
  • Ability to manage consultants and contractors to ensure successful and timely delivery of work package
  • Experience presenting before external project stakeholders on technical details, progress, and risk
  • Demonstration of excellent communication skills both oral and written, including the ability to communicate complex technical topics to a non-technical audience

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.