Senior Cable Engineer – T&D


Location:         London – Hybrid working available

Our client is a fast growing, vertically integrated renewable energy company, focused on developing, building and operating large-scale solar and BESS projects. They are a dynamic and entrepreneurial company, comprising of a growing team of highly experienced industry experts.

They are currently seeking a Senior Cable Engineer to support project planning, development, and delivery teams for new high voltage connections and private networks.


  • Establish cable routes considering a variety of installation techniques, de-risk routes through identification of and solution finding for any third-party crossings
  • Check ICP and transmission contractor cable installations relative to design, relevant standards, and best practice, perform EMF studies.
  • Oversee and develop cable system design, construction, and commissioning technical specifications
  • Concept design calculations: perform medium, high and extra high voltage HVAC underground transmission/distribution cable design, including conductor sizing, circuit rating calculations, bonding, and grounding
  • Oversee and develop drawing packages to support design (route plan and profile, trench cross sections, duct bank designs, key maps, grounding and bonding schematics, etc).
  • Review RFP documents and prepare tender materials including scope of work documents, budgetary estimates, and schedules
  • Issue cable RFPs, assist with bid evaluations, and coordinate with cable vendors
  • Prepare CAPEX and OPEX estimates for cable installations
  • Provide expertise and oversight during the construction phase by reviewing RAMs and conducting visual inspections
  • Support defect rectification, root cause analysis, and fault locating


  • Minimum of HNC in Electrical Engineering
  • Extensive knowledge of cable installation and cable design for HV cables (1kV – 400kV AC)
  • Ability to utilise multiple software tools such as Cymcap, Cableizer, Elek-HV
  • Expertise in assessing terminations, installations, calculations for cable pulling, cable testing and cable ratings (base load & cyclic)
  • Knowledge of cable installation types such as trenchless installation auger bore, HDDs, etc.
  • Track record of stakeholder management such as working groups (e.g., Cigre), DNOs, TOs, TSOs, manufacturers, installers
  • Self-motivated and highly organised with the ability to prioritise workload across many projects and engineering disciplines
  • Travel may be required for the role, with occasional overnight stays (site visits, cable route walks, FATs, factory inspections)

About Us
Climate17 is a purpose-led, international Renewable Energy & Sustainability recruitment firm. We provide specialist talent acquisition services to organisations seeking to reduce their environmental footprint, as well as those working towards the decarbonisation of the energy sector.

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