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Aberdeen - Westhill, Leer, Oslo

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Seaway 7 

Seaway 7 is a global leader in the delivery of bottom-fixed offshore wind farm solutions, committed to contributing to an efficient and sustainable energy supply for the future.  As a competent and experienced partner, Seaway 7 offers specialist foundation, offshore substation, submarine cable and wind turbine installation services and heavy transportation for the renewables sector.

With capabilities and an extensive expertise in project management, engineering, procurement and fabrication, Seaway 7 can deliver these services in a comprehensive array of contractual structures including Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI), (integrated) Transportation & Installation (T&I) and Balance of Plant (BoP) to our clients in the offshore wind industry.

Our people are at the heart of our business and are the key to our success. Together we operate a high-end fleet with enabling capabilities and scale, allowing efficient worldwide operations, while providing vessel flexibility and optionality to clients. The active fleet comprises ten vessels with two more high-specification assets, designed for the installation of next generation of wind turbine generators and foundations, under construction.

Senior Electrical Engineer (m/f/d) based in either of our locations in Germany, Aberdeen or Oslo

As a Senior Electrical Engineer you will be involved in the projects from the design phase to execution, with main focus on e.g. the termination of submarine cables to the switchgear within wind turbine generators or offshore substations as well as the commissioning of the submarine cable.

Position overview:

  • Act as a senior counterpart for the Project Manager, Project Team and other Stakeholders
  • Delegate and monitor individual work load of Electrical Engineers assigned to project team
  • Review technical drawings and specifications of submarine cables to ensure that these fulfill the requirements of the scope of work and are technically compliant and complete in line with project and company’s specifications as well as applicable QHSE requirements
  • ­Support the tender process
  • ­Support project execution preparations
  • ­Prepare project specific drawings, such as block, singe-line and connection diagrams
  • ­Assist with project budgets, estimates and other calculations
  • ­Assist with the preparation of the project specific scope of work documentation
  • ­Analyse and report incurred or planned deviations
  • ­Prepare procedures for and participate installation and commissioning works
  • ­Perform inspections and witness Factory Acceptance Tests
  • ­Perform root cause analysis of major breakdown and evaluate potential impact
  • ­Assist with closeout of HAZOP actions


Authority / Dimensions:

  • Operate within the Business Code of Conduct
  • Operate according to Subsea 7's Management Principles
  • Support standards and procedures for the relevant Function
  • For level of authority see Expenditure and Authorization Specification


Key qualifications/experience:

  • Degree in Electrical Engineering or similar qualification, e.g. technical electrician (Techniker oder Meister)
  • ­5-7 years experience in high voltage sector, preferably with cable systems
  • ­Good knowledge of MS Office, AutoCAD and electrical software packages
  • ­Fully conversant in English (verbally and in writing), preferably also in German
  • ­Keen and analytical with hands-on attitude
  • ­Team player with good communication skills
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