Amec Foster Wheeler Electrical Cable Design Engineer in London, United Kingdom

Amec Foster Wheeler’s Transmission and Distribution business has won a major new contract and we are looking to build our existing team; we are looking for a Cable Design Engineers with background and experience in High Voltage Cabling and Substations design. This role will be based in London.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Ensure all Engineering Execution plans align fully with the goals of the project.

  • Ensure deliverables are clearly understood including all the necessary specifications, production standards and output formats to meet AFW and the contract / client specifications.

  • Identification of all risks to delivery as early as possible and work with the senior managers in the Consultancy and Engineering services to proactively manage the risk.

    Role Specific Requirements:

  • Sound knowledge of design and analysis for XLPE and Oil Filled cable systems up to 400kV including calculation of cable ratings and designing all earthing and safety features associated with the cable.

  • Sound Knowledge of cable electrical and mechanical design.

  • Ability to layout Cable sealing end compounds taking account of construction, operation and maintenance requirements.

  • Sound understanding of cable construction, installation and removal techniques, and the associated advantages and limitations. This includes cable system temporary works requirements.

  • Design and detailing of cable jointing arrangements.

  • Proven knowledge for specifying Cable systems and supporting Factory acceptance of the delivered solutions.

  • Support production of standard technical specifications based on IEC and British Standards

  • Participate in meetings as required

  • Ensure quality assurance system compliance and conduct periodic reviews


  • Formal engineering qualification from further education

  • Significant engineering delivery in a regulated and high safety critical sector


  • Membership to an engineering institution

  • Significant experience in T&D sector

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

Requisition ID: 2017-18782

Location: GB-London

Name: Staff / Permanent

External Company Name: Amec Foster Wheeler plc

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