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Senior Cabling System Design Engineer


Balfour Beatty
Location: Dartford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Manufacturing
Category: Design / Development Jobs
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Senior Cabling System Design Engineer


Job number: UK13065

Company/Division: Power Transmission Distribution

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


Location:

UK, South East, Dartford


Contract type:

Permanent

Apply Now

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cabling System Design Engineer to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based in Dartford.

Role Purpose:

* The position involves carrying out the design of high voltage and extra high voltage power cable systems with detailed installation design information, initially to allow cost estimating of proposed systems and following receipt of an order to carry out the contract engineering.

What you'll be doing

As a Senior Cabling System Design Engineer, you will have the following accountabilities:

* Use AutoCAD, cabling software packages to develop and assess cable installation scenarios and verify existing designs where applicable;
* Supervise the production of cable installation layouts from conceptual designs to completed engineering drawings (GAs), either from existing designs or where required new designs;
* Produce cable pulling tensions calculations using CSED in house software to prove cable routes and designs are achievable;
* Check and approve drawings to ensure cable installation parameters are met and adhered to;
* Supervise the production of cable support steelwork including cable bridges, terminations structures, trough support steelwork etc, from conceptual designs to completed engineering drawings (GAs), either from existing designs or where required new designs;
* Work to guide site teams, by conducting site visits as necessary, to determine and approve routes and setups to install all types of HV cables. This will include identifying hazards, risks, easements, cable installation parameters;
* Work to produce technical reports and documents i.e. installation methodologies relating to specific cabling projects;
* Work alongside innovations team to help develop and introduce cutting edge technologies into projects;
* Work to carryout TR, density; void ratio etc. testing on sand, sand/ gravel and CBS samples for cabling contracts across the company. Help to develop CSEDs test processes and procedures to ensure continuity and efficiency;
* Help support PDMs to produce design budgets and programmes for forth coming contracts and tenders.

Who we're looking for

You will have the following experience and qualities:

Essential:

* Degree/HND/HNC in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering;
* Ability to take the initiative, demonstrate a pro-active approach to activities, problems and one self;
* Basic understanding of industry HV cable installation standards and specifications;
* Understanding of cable installation types, their requirements and installation parameters i.e. flexible or rigid arrangements, minimum bending radii;
* Ability to understand clients requirements and work well with colleagues to develop and deliver solutions in an efficient and cost effective manner;
* Ability to manage the various inter-departmental design interfaces (i.e. structural design, planning, electrical design, drawing office) efficiently and effectively to deliver complex designs solutions;
* Ability to both write and understand technical documents relating to all aspects of cabling and HV cable systems;
* Good understanding of risks associated with cabling works. Recently completed CDM training with specific focus on a designers perspective. Ability to complete DRA for designs being developed and produced;
* BESC, NG Persons and Confined Space trained preferred;
* Ability to prioritise workloads in a proactive and organised fashion (using software tools as necessary) to ensure key deadlines are met and reliant parties are kept informed.

Desirable:

* Good understanding of CSED procedures and QA system. Ability to create, file and locate required drawings and documents using CADVARS as required in line with QA procedures;
* Have a good understanding of the requirement for structural calculations including fixing types and arrangements and be able to define cable system loads to enable structural design teams to conduct their work efficiently;
* Add value to projects from previous experience working on cabling sites;
* Ensure value for money throughout the design process by preventing unnecessary work and ensure continuity during design process;
* Knowledge of and / or the ability to produce DH15 report to enable the assessment and reuse of existing structures;
* Understanding or awareness of TMF forces and their impact on cable support structures and system design;
* Understanding of system design parameters and their impact on cable arrangements and formation when installed;
* Knowledge of oil filled cables and ability to carry out hydraulic assessments to verify existing designs or modify as necessary;
* Proven track record of working with clients and customers to deliver projects, on time and on budget.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from GBP50,000 schemes to GBP100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
Senior Cabling System Design Engineer


Job number: UK13065

Company/Division: Power Transmission Distribution

Career area: Design Engineering

Country: UK


Location:

UK, South East, Dartford


Contract type:

Permanent

Apply Now

About the role

Balfour Beatty has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Cabling System Design Engineer to join our Power Transmission & Distribution business based in Dartford.

Role Purpose:

* The position involves carrying out the design of high voltage and extra high voltage power cable systems with detailed installation design information, initially to allow cost estimating of proposed systems and following receipt of an order to carry out the contract engineering.

What you'll be doing

As a Senior Cabling System Design Engineer, you will have the following accountabilities:

* Use AutoCAD, cabling software packages to develop and assess cable installation scenarios and verify existing designs where applicable;
* Supervise the production of cable installation layouts from conceptual designs to completed engineering drawings (GAs), either from existing designs or where required new designs;
* Produce cable pulling tensions calculations using CSED in house software to prove cable routes and designs are achievable;
* Check and approve drawings to ensure cable installation parameters are met and adhered to;
* Supervise the production of cable support steelwork including cable bridges, terminations structures, trough support steelwork etc, from conceptual designs to completed engineering drawings (GAs), either from existing designs or where required new designs;
* Work to guide site teams, by conducting site visits as necessary, to determine and approve routes and setups to install all types of HV cables. This will include identifying hazards, risks, easements, cable installation parameters;
* Work to produce technical reports and documents i.e. installation methodologies relating to specific cabling projects;
* Work alongside innovations team to help develop and introduce cutting edge technologies into projects;
* Work to carryout TR, density; void ratio etc. testing on sand, sand/ gravel and CBS samples for cabling contracts across the company. Help to develop CSEDs test processes and procedures to ensure continuity and efficiency;
* Help support PDMs to produce design budgets and programmes for forth coming contracts and tenders.

Who we're looking for

You will have the following experience and qualities:

Essential:

* Degree/HND/HNC in Electrical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering;
* Ability to take the initiative, demonstrate a pro-active approach to activities, problems and one self;
* Basic understanding of industry HV cable installation standards and specifications;
* Understanding of cable installation types, their requirements and installation parameters i.e. flexible or rigid arrangements, minimum bending radii;
* Ability to understand clients requirements and work well with colleagues to develop and deliver solutions in an efficient and cost effective manner;
* Ability to manage the various inter-departmental design interfaces (i.e. structural design, planning, electrical design, drawing office) efficiently and effectively to deliver complex designs solutions;
* Ability to both write and understand technical documents relating to all aspects of cabling and HV cable systems;
* Good understanding of risks associated with cabling works. Recently completed CDM training with specific focus on a designers perspective. Ability to complete DRA for designs being developed and produced;
* BESC, NG Persons and Confined Space trained preferred;
* Ability to prioritise workloads in a proactive and organised fashion (using software tools as necessary) to ensure key deadlines are met and reliant parties are kept informed.

Desirable:

* Good understanding of CSED procedures and QA system. Ability to create, file and locate required drawings and documents using CADVARS as required in line with QA procedures;
* Have a good understanding of the requirement for structural calculations including fixing types and arrangements and be able to define cable system loads to enable structural design teams to conduct their work efficiently;
* Add value to projects from previous experience working on cabling sites;
* Ensure value for money throughout the design process by preventing unnecessary work and ensure continuity during design process;
* Knowledge of and / or the ability to produce DH15 report to enable the assessment and reuse of existing structures;
* Understanding or awareness of TMF forces and their impact on cable support structures and system design;
* Understanding of system design parameters and their impact on cable arrangements and formation when installed;
* Knowledge of oil filled cables and ability to carry out hydraulic assessments to verify existing designs or modify as necessary;
* Proven track record of working with clients and customers to deliver projects, on time and on budget.

Why work for us

Day in, day out, our skilled and dedicated teams deliver a range of proactive and reactive services which support a reliable and safe supply of power flowing to millions of homes and businesses around the world. Our contracts range from GBP50,000 schemes to GBP100 million plus major projects.

Our people are our biggest asset and we focus on recruiting, training and developing the people who can apply innovation to deliver the infrastructure of the future. We nurture these talents, offer a great benefits package and continually invest in developing the skills of our people at every level.

About us

Balfour Beattys Power Transmission & Distribution teams work with regional, national and international electricity network owners and operators to provide technical engineering solutions.

With experience and expertise across the full spectrum of the electricity grid our teams have capability across overhead lines, cable tunnels, distribution networks and substations.

From scoping and feasibility, to design, construction and on-going maintenance, our in-house experts, flexible resources and industry-leading innovations support clients in the development of some of the worlds most ambitious power transmission and distribution projects.

We value diversity and celebrate individual differences, believing that our inclusive culture helps the business continue to grow as a strong, dynamic and innovative organisation.

Balfour Beatty is a corporate signatory to WISE (Women in Science & Engineering). Our aim is to attract more people from diverse backgrounds to help us build on our inclusive culture. We are a member of the Top Employers' Charter through which we demonstrate our commitment to enabling parents to progress and enhance their careers whilst managing the challenges of family life.

Balfour Beatty is also Gold Award holders in the Ministry of Defence 'Employer Recognition Scheme' and actively encourage applications from Armed Forces personnel, veterans and reservists.
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