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Senior Cable Manager

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Job reference: : BBBH150890
  • Location: USA, Massachusetts, Boston
  • Sector: Off-shore wind, Renewables
  • Salary: Up to £0.00 per annum
  • Date posted: 23/06/2019

Key Responsibilities

The Senior Cable Engineer will be responsible for providing engineering support to the Package Manager to ensure that cable systems are specified, designed, manufactured, factory and type tested, stored, loaded out onto installation vessel, transported, installed, terminated and tested according to project requirements.

The individual will act as array cable technical expert within a team of engineers and project managers responsible for the implementation of the Array Cable Supply/Installation Contract; supporting decision making on all activities from array cable design changes, manufacturing through assembly and offshore installation works until final hand over to operations team.

The individual will be working as part of the project execution team with activities in multiple locations across Europe and USA. The position will require travel to various locations within Europe and the USA and overseas with main focus in US.

The primary responsibility of the Senior Cable Engineer- IAC role is to support the Inter-Array Cables Package Manager to:
  • Ensure that health and safety and environmental requirements are fully considered and adhered to in design to ensure compliance with legislation and industry best practice.
  • Provide professional advice on engineering strategies / risk levels and commercial agreements to the package, to ensure that cost effective technical solutions are identified, fully evaluated and the risk profile is fully understood by the project.
  • Deliver consistent, high quality, cost effective engineering advice to the IAC package and project.
  • Manage the certification process with independent verification bodies (where applicable) to reduce design risk and enhance asset value.
  • To provide electrical engineering services to support the Cable Package Manager to accomplish project and team objectives.
  • To ensure that all cables are designed, manufactured, tested, jointed, terminated and tested after installation according to project requirements.
  • To manage the completion of engineering studies by a third party engineering consultant in order to complete due diligence checks of Contractor's design proposals.
  • To manage technical interfaces between the cables package and other packages in the project.
  • Manage the inspection and commissioning of appropriate aspects of offshore plant to ensure that assets are supplied and installed to the required quality and engineering standards.
  • Maintain full awareness of the latest technical and commercial developments and identify suitable new technology that 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 to ensure that packages are delivered according to specification, budget and programme without compromising safety.
  • Ensure that appropriate lessons learnt regarding offshore wind farm development and construction are captured and shared across the different Offshore Project work packages. Collaborate with the Lead/Principal Engineer to ensure that the engineering team implements them to enhance business value.
  • Ensure Quality, Health, Safety and Environment requirements are met at all times
  • Review of contractor's documents to ensure they meet contract requirements
  • Attendance at factory acceptance tests
  • Participation in meetings with the project team and/or contractor as required

Provide discipline specific expertise and knowledge:
  • Adhoc external project expertise and expert network
  • Develop project specifications for cables and accessories

Supply Chain:
  • Participate in meetings with cable and cable accessories suppliers
  • Provide regular report on activities and risk (weekly)
  • Ensure lessons learned are socialised and shared with the wider business, including innovations, opportunities and equipment failures.

Key interfaces
  • Electrical Design Manager
  • WTG Technical Lead, WTG Package Manager and rest of the package
  • Other packages: O&M, OFTO, Inter Array Cables; Foundations, Installation & Logistics, SCADA
  • Project Engineering team
  • Technical Leads (Electrical, Foundation, Wind Resource, I&L, SCADA, OFTO)
  • Project Managers and Assistant Project Managers
  • Quality Manager, HSE managers
  • Other SPR projects technical representatives

  • Consultants
  • Array Cable Contractors

Key Competencies / Qualifications / Criteria
  • Educated to Degree level in electrical engineering (preferred),other engineering degrees, or similar.
  • 5 years of wind industry experience (WTG´s, offshore wind preferable).
  • IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other IT based project management software.
  • Very flexible to travel around the UK and overseas.
  • Extensive technical and practical knowledge of wind turbine technology (Electrical knowledge is required).
  • Experience of offshore wind turbines and offshore windfarm construction.
  • Good knowledge of industry standards and offshore regulations.
  • Knowledge of US and/or New England Grid Code regulations.
  • Experience of the operational performance of wind turbines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety and environmental legislation associated with construction projects.
  • Experience of working in a team and delivering against targets and reporting.
  • Pro-active and diligent approach.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent report writing and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Project Management and related engineering qualification or equivalent experience.
  • Safety trained for managing site construction works e.g. NEBOSH Training and experience (preferable).

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