Position: Design Engineer - Submarine Cable Projects
Salary: GBP41307 - GBP54556 per annum
Ref: 521308_1592992830
Job Type: Permanent
Published On: 24/06/2020
Expiry Date: 22/07/2020
Contact Name: Jenna Jackson
Client: SSE plc

Base Location: Perth, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen
Salary: £41,307- £54,556 (depending on skills and experience) + car/cash allowance
Working Pattern: Permanent | Full Time

What is the Role?

Working with the submarine electricity cables team, you will be responsible for managing the engineering design of our submarine cabling projects. Our projects vary from the inspection, repair and maintenance of existing submarine cables, to the survey, design and installation of replacement submarine cables.

You will be responsible for managing the engineering elements of the projects from the preliminary route identification and route assessment stage through to the development and completion of the detailed engineering design for the cable installation.

Safety is paramount to everything we do. You will be responsible for the preparation and coordination of pre-construction information, carrying out design risk assessments and design reviews ensuring that safety and the environment is fully considered throughout the project. Engagement with contractors during the design and delivery phases of the projects will also be important.

You will also be required to support the team by providing engineering or technical advice relating to the project designs. You will be responsible for consideration of stakeholder views within the design development phase of the projects and will be responsible for communicating with and developing internal and external relationships.

What do I need?

To ensure you get the most from your role, and our customers receive the highest standard of service, we ask that you have the following essential experience to join us;

- Knowledge of submarine cable design and construction up to 33kV.
- Experience of submarine power cable landfall assessments, route engineering design analysis and specifying methods of cable installation, burial and protection (if applicable) based on marine survey data. Experience of route engineering design with GIS and drawing packages.
- Knowledge of submarine power cable installation, both in deep and shallow waters, and aspects that may affect the cable integrity during installation and operation.
- Experience of preparing and managing tender packages for submarine power cable marine survey and inspections
- Experience in considering stakeholder views within the design development.
- Degree qualified or equivalent experience (Electrical engineering preferable but not essential).

The following experience is also desirable but not essential for the role;

- Knowledge of the operation of the electrical distribution network.
- Experience of onshore cable route assessment for subsequent connection of the submarine cable to the distribution network.
- Knowledge and application of the Construction, Design and Management Regulations 2015.
- Experience of preparing pre-construction information, carrying out design risk assessments and design risk reviews.

Please be aware if you are successful, you'll be required to complete our pre-employment screening process before joining SSE.

For this role you must have a full, current driving license.

Our Benefits

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Next Steps

All applications should be submitted online however to discuss any adjustments you may require submitting your application please get in touch (). Well let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date.

About SSE

We all have different skills here at SSE and that's what makes us stand out. We all take pride in a job well done and share the belief that an inclusive culture is key to our success and vision for the future. Above all, safety is at the heart of everything we do at SSE and we live by the mantra 'if it's not safe, we don't do it'.

SSE is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.