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Aberdeen - Westhill, Leer

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Cable Testing Lead

We are Seaway7, a diverse group of team players, change makers and leaders in the delivery of offshore wind projects. What we do makes a difference to our planet and the future, by bringing sustainable, renewable energy to the world.

We are looking for a Senior Cable Testing Lead to join our team in Leer, Germany or Aberdeen, UK on a full-time, staff basis.

The Senior Cable Testing Lead is responsible for the management of all testing equipment setups for projects in alignment with the subcontractor’s provided items to complete Termination work scopes throughout all Seaway7 projects. Your core responsibility is to provide early on support to project engineering teams by reviewing testing procedures or attending any trainings or mock-ups planned by project teams as well as assessment of subcontractor personnel’s quality of good workmanship through trade tests.

In alignment with project requirements, you will be in charge of developing the detailed Testing equipment setup for projects and will ensure that adequate arrangements are in place with Test & Termination (T&T) subcontractor’s provided materials and own materials where required.

You will be preparing cost assessments to allow evaluation of current and potential future equipment setups to improve the overall efficiency and reliability of T&T activities for Seaway7 projects.

In this role you will liaise closely with the engineers, subcontractors and warehouse to plan, procure and prepare T&T equipment for mobilisations with a standardised equipment concept to reduce overall preparation times as well as logistical documentation.

What you will be doing

  • Completing internal document checks (IDC) of Electrical Engineering Procedures and Scope of Works as Cable Installation Delivery (CID)
  • CID Input into standards for Cable Testing activities together with Electrical Engineering
  • Maintaining the LL process from Cable Testing Operations and feeding improvements back into cable installation processes
  • Arrange or attend training events and routine training for T&T supervisors and subcontractors
  • Liaising with Projects on test equipment requirements and manage testing equipment arrangements via own and 3rd Party assets
  • Participate in T&T design/scope reviews from projects and support technical queries for operations as CID
  • At site training and support for offshore teams to facilitate site testing
  • Assist with analysis of PD test results and complete PD assessment reports for test report completion


What you will bring to the team

It’s the commitment and enthusiasm of our people that gives us our energy to create change and make an impact for the future. And we want you to bring your personality, skills and experience, powering us to be leaders in offshore wind.

  • Detailed technical knowledge of Inter Array Grid Site Acceptance Testing (HV Cable & FO) Test activities and equipment for 33 and 66kV offshore windfarms
  • Experience of Test activities for OWF export cables greater or equal to 120k
  • Previous experience as HV Test Engineer in a similar offshore/onshore environment
  • Previous experience working with Medium and High Voltage in a similar offshore/onshore environment
  • Previous termination experience with 33kV and 66kV installations of termination products from different manufacturers (Pfisterer/TE/Nexans/NKT) and above
  • Electrical engineer or Electrical Competent/ Skilled Person as per BS7671, EN50110 or national equivalent
  • Willingness to temporarily conduct short offshore trips for familiarisation of T&T work teams with equipment setups when necessary
  • Professional communicator with multiple stakeholders from management to operational level

What we can offer you

We offer the opportunity to create a future to be proud of, for generations to come. Whatever the role, wherever the location, everyone plays a part.

And when we say everyone, we mean everyone. Because we believe that it’s our team spirit that makes us special. Whether we’re getting stuck in, overcoming a challenge, or celebrating a success, we always do it together.

Alongside this, we’re continually creating the environment for you to be at your best – in and outside of work. This includes:

  • Career development – access to a range of learning opportunities, as well as being part of a culture that encourages growth and development.
  • Flexible working – everyone has commitments, responsibilities and passions outside of work. With a range of patterns available including hybrid, part-time or flexitime working, let’s discuss how we make time for what matters to you.
  • A holistic benefits package – we pride ourselves in offering a wide range of benefits that support your financial, emotional, and physical wellbeing.

The next steps

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  • Make sure your CV is up-to-date and highlights the transferable skills and experience you can bring to this role.
  • Include a cover letter as part of your application. It’s your chance to tell us why you would be a brilliant addition to our team. 
  • Take your time with your application and check there are no errors before final submission. 

Once you have submitted your application, we will be in touch as soon as possible with next steps.

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