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Lead Cable Engineer - Offshore in Paris at Avangrid

Date Posted: 1/21/2019

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Job Description

Publication date: 21.01.2019REFERENCE: 5109242101

Business and Department

Offshore BusinessParis


The Senior Cable Engineer is a key role within the Offshore Renewables Business, focussing on the delivery oflarge-scale offshore wind projects in the UK, Europe and overseas.

Belonging to the EPC Services team and reporting to a Lead Engineer, the Senior Cable Engineer will beresponsible for implementing robust and cost effective engineering strategies, plans, specifications, tendering,negotiating and managing offshore supply, installation and maintenance contracts, planning and implementingdelivery sites and logistics, complying with company and business engineering standards and technical acceptancecriteria, and ensuring quality, best practices and excellent H&SE performance are applied.

The individual will be working as part of a global business with activities in many countries across Europe and therest of the world. The position may require frequent travel to various locations in the UK and overseas and theindividual should be capable of managing teams working at different project locations.

Accountability Statements
•Senior Cable Engineer for a key package within one of Iberdrola’s offshore projects worldwide, providing keyengineering advice, assessment and recommendations to ensure delivery of a multi-contract package within time,to budget and quality following industry best practice and observing the maximum respect for Health, Safety andthe Environment to ensure regulatory and legal compliance.
•Provide professional advice on engineering strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements to the key package,to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understoodby the project.
•Ensure that all assessment, advice and recommendations are fully documented in accordance with all internalprocedures and industry best practice, and that sufficient technical and commercial due diligence (whether internalor external) exists to support those business decisions.
•Deliver consistent, high quality, cost effective engineering advice to the key packages and projects.
•Manage the certification process with independent verification bodies (where applicable) to reduce design risk andenhance asset value.
•Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design toensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.

•Manage the inspection and commissioning of appropriate aspects of offshore plant to ensure that assets aresupplied and installed to the required quality and engineering standards.
•Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new technologythat has the potential to reduce cost and risk, or improve safety.
•Implement offshore standards, procedures, tools, best practices and quality requirements for key work packages toensure that packages are delivered according to specification, budget and programme without compromisingsafety.
•Ensure that appropriate lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are capturedand shared across the different Offshore Project work packages. Collaborate with the Lead/Principal Engineer toensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience

•Land and submarine high-voltage cables,oExperience in design, manufacturing, construction and/or operations.oSpecifying HV cables from 66kV to 400kVoUnderstanding of cable system design and related studiesoSupporting contract and package manager in the delivery and execution of cable supply contractsoCable design and sizing optimisationoUnderstanding of design issues relating to long transmission cablesoUnderstanding of the design issues related to installation methods and conditions

•Wind farm inter-array cable layout design
•Educated to degree level in a relevant engineering discipline.
•Achieved or eligible for qualification Chartered Engineer status.
•Substantial experience designing and working in the offshore industry, preferably offshore wind.
•Experience of leading teams involved in multidisciplinary work packages in international environments.
•Pro-active and diligent approach.
•Substantial experience in dealing with health and safety and environmental legislation associated withconstruction, marine and offshore projects.
•High degree of competency in future planning.
•Proven experience in delivery of large packages, including contract management, programme management, costand risk control.
•Sound relationship management skills and confidence working with Senior Management.
•Proven communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to influence and develop key engineering decisions.
•Excellent report writing, presentation skills and ability to summarize key parameters and drivers impacting thepackage.
•Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
•Sound planning and analysis skills with the ability to look forward and see / anticipate problems and thereafter planand implements mitigating solutions to negate the effect of such problems.
•Innovative and creative thinking
•Problem solving – dealing with conflicting requirements
•Tenacity, persistence and determination to succeed in overcoming obstacles.
•High capacity for change and experience of leading others through change.

•Proven ability in giving accurate, concise and timely advice to development teams.
•Ability to identify resource constraints and provide recommendations to mitigate capacity or capability gaps.


•Fluent in English.
•Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
•Educated to Degree level in relevant engineering discipline.
•Desirable Chartered Engineer or equivalent professional status.
•Substantial experience in a relevant field (offshore wind or oil and gas preferable).
•IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.
•Comprehensive knowledge of health, safety and environmental legislation associated with offshore/marineconstruction projects.
•Comprehensive knowledge of engineering procedures, standards and guidance.
•Experience of working in highly skilled teams.
•Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
•Flexible to travel around the UK and overseas.