Senior/Principal Engineer – Cables

Job Detail

  • Job ID 27462

Job Description

Who We Are and Who We Are Looking For

We are an electrical engineering consultancy with global operations. Our teams have been tackling the thorniest problems for some of the most prominent industry players for over 25 years. We provide critical project consulting support for large energy clients, renewable developers, sustainable energy initiatives, and everything in between. Our highly collaborative worldwide team of professionals is defining the future of this industry and we’d love you to come and join us.

We are compelled to make a difference and we aim to do the right thing in everything we do. At PSC, our vision is empowering people to transform the energy industry to build a more sustainable world. In line with our values, our culture is focused on empowering our teams to build a more sustainable workplace.


  • Know that our people are our greatest asset, and we truly celebrate and value people.
  • Celebrate bright ideas, individuality, and autonomy.
  • Have an entrepreneurial spirit, love new ideas and are always looking to improve.
  • Understand that everyone has a personal life and provide an extremely flexible work environment.
  • Provide amazing growth and leadership opportunities in an autonomous role.
  • Offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including BUPA private medical insurance, life insurance and annual income protection.

We have a great culture, and our employee engagement scores are testament to our environment and the way that we treat people. We have multiple offices throughout the UK and are open to office, hybrid or remote work (from the UK).

Below we have given an indication of what the team does, what you could be involved in and what we are ideally looking for. If you feel that you may not fulfil all the requirements for the role, we would still very much like to hear from you.

Role Summary

We are looking for an enthusiastic team-oriented Senior/Principal Engineer to join our cables team at PSC. Our cables team provide technical support to key clients and major vendors in the feasibility, development, design, construction, commissioning, operations, maintenance and project management of HVDC and HVAC cable projects. The projects are primarily in Europe although the team also support PSC clients in other parts of the world. You will have proven experience in onshore cable installation design and project management. Ideally you will also have experience in cable design for both onshore and offshore cables. We support professional development and involvement in CIGRE and other technical organisations.

Typical Responsibilities

  • Carry out cable system design and studies for HVDC and/or HVAC cable projects.
  • Preparation of technical specifications and contribution to procurement documentation and strategy for HVDC and/or HVAC cables and accessories.
  • Technical evaluation of tender submissions from cable EPC contractors and engagement/negotiations with tenderers.
  • Technical review of EPC contractor cable designs, installation documentation, testing schedules and maintenance and repair plans.
  • Take technical responsibility for projects within the cable group, including providing technical direction, performing the necessary technical review, guiding and mentoring personnel and taking responsibility for final work outcomes and deliverables.
  • Manage projects to budget, schedule and quality.
  • Assist with preparing PSC tender submissions and proposals for new projects. Assist with winning work and exploring new project opportunities.
  • Present at conferences and contribute to thought leadership articles on the state of the cable industry.


  • Have an Undergraduate degree in Electrical Engineering or Extensive electrical engineering experience in the cable industry.
  • Have 10+ years of experience in cable system design and onshore cable installation projects.
  • Are a Chartered Engineer or developing towards chartered status.
  • Have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of HVDC and/or HVAC cable systems.
  • Have significant experience in onshore cable installation and design.
  • Have good knowledge of thermal and mechanical rating calculations and experience using software such as Cymcap, Cableizer and/or AutoCAD.
  • Are someone with the ability to undertake technical leadership and advisory roles on cable projects in development or construction.
  • Have great project management skills and ability to manage scope variations and budgets.
  • Have good industry connections and an aptitude for business development.
  • Are willing to share your knowledge and to coach junior members of staff.
  • Are happy to attend meetings, factory inspections or site visits.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our amazing people. We are passionate about contributing to a meaningful mission and are proud of our people. If you’ve been searching for a human-centric culture, then perhaps you’ve finally found your match with PSC. If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of then we would love to connect with you and tell you more.

We’re an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. Please note that by applying to this job you consent to the personal data you provide to us to be processed and retained by The PSC Group. Your details will be kept on our internal ATS (Applicant Tracking System) for up to 12 months for the purposes of recruitment, which may include your details being shared with our internal hiring manager(s) and for consideration for potential future opportunities by PSC. For full details of our privacy policy please check our website.

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