Senior Cable Engineer

Posted 27 March 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineRenewable Energy Recruitment
Contact NameFinlay Asher

Job description

We have a current opportunity for a Senior Cable Engineer on a contract basis. The position can be based in London or Edinburgh.


  • Support the Project's Work Package Manager in the definition and delivery of cable transmission assets for the Project
  • Provide discipline engineering support for submarine cable deliveries and interfaces with suppliers.
  • Provide discipline engineering support to the electrical team for design for the submarine cables. Support will include developing wind farm, cable layouts and sizing.
  • Review, comment, and approve design documentation, quality plans and other procedures as appropriate in support of the HV cables.
  • Working with procurement, to support supplier evaluation, selection and award process for submarine cables. Ensuring safety, engineering due diligence, best value to the Joint Venture is achieved and contract is placed to meet project schedule requirements.
  • Support the interface with the wider engineering team, the consenting team and stakeholder engagement team to meet the requirements of the external examination process.
  • Manage the interfaces between key external stakeholders, including engineering contractors, installation contractors and suppliers.
  • Management of technical interfaces between the cable and other areas of the project.
  • Identify and manage key engineering and technical delivery risks and provide input to project risk management and mitigation action plans.
  • Identify Health, Safety, and Environmental (HSE) risks and communicate as appropriate
  • Support tender clarification/evaluation and contractor/vendor selection.
  • Assist in the coordination of all HV cable assurance activities, including the management of Design Verification Plans.


  • Relevant experience, specifically with time in engineering or and environmental & social advisory/ management.
  • Self-starter; inclusive and respectful individual capable of building strong relationships, influencing and collaborating with others; understanding the big picture and driving focus on what matters.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and strong command of the English language (spoken word and grammar).
  • Demonstrated interface management, project management/ project engineering.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in offshore wind and the English DCO process
  • Knowledge of project consenting principles and applications & experience of stakeholder management
  • Knowledge of design, construction and operation of offshore windfarms and transmission systems.
  • Experience with HVDC systems
  • Experience with EXC landfall installations
  • Professional technical and/or project management accreditation

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.