Principal HV (High Voltage) Cable Designer

Ref: ZR_8370_JOB  ·  Posted on 11 July 2024


Hybrid working patterns with 2-3 days per week working on site or on client sites.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for a large engineering consultancy on a wide range of multi-disciplinary projects for their client base within the energy sector!

As a HV Cable Designer you’ll be working on both onshore and offshore power projects, creating concept designs for high-voltage cables ensuring they meet relevant standards, and delivering projects to a high standard for external clients.

Key responsibilities
  • Provide concept design, front-end engineering design (FEED), feasibility studies, and detailed design projects and proposals for clients. 
  • Ensuring that project requirements are met to scope, budget, and timescale restraints. 
  • Create or assess the high voltage (HV) cable components of various projects, including onshore cable projects, offshore export cables, and interconnectors. 
  • Working as part of the tender team to meet strict timescales for bids and tender delivery. 
  • Attending design and hazard review meetings. 
  • Creating HV design packages for clients. 
  • Participate in site visits, Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT), Site Acceptance Tests (SAT), and commissioning as necessary. 
  • Participation in Industry working groups such as CIGRE, IEEE. 


Skills & experience
  • Degree qualified in Electrical Engineering or equivalent qualifications and experience. 
  • Chartered Engineer through the IET is desirable. 
  • Proficiency in designing, manufacturing, and testing high voltage (HV) cables for applications in both onshore and offshore HVAC and HVDC projects. 
  • Expertise in HV cable system design and ratings using CYMCAP. 
  • Familiarity with IEC cable standards, CIGRE technical policies.
  • Experience in overseeing third-party cable activities, including testing, installation, and transport. 
  • Experience working on large, technically complex cable projects. 
  • Experience of Working Groups and Technical committees such as CIGRE and IEEE. 
Additional benefits
  • Pension up to 10% client contribution. 
  • Life assurance, income protection insurance and critical illness cover. 
  • Option to buy & sell holiday. 
  • Dental, health, medical, travel and gadget insurance. 
  • 24/7 Digital GP. 

Our client is committed to providing a diverse and inclusive workplace and welcomes applications from all backgrounds.

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