Marine Consultant Subsea Cables and Pipelines (ref. 130)

IMDC is an international consultancy providing advice upon the development and management of water related projects in the offshore, marine, coastal and river environment. IMDC provides services to the renewable (offshore wind, floating PV, wave and tidal energy), power generation (nuclear, gas), offshore transmission infrastructure, navigation, integrated water risk management, ports & harbours, environmental and public sector markets (flood risks, coastal protection).

Job description

As a Marine Consultant Subsea Cables and Pipelines, you will work throughout all phases of subsea cable and pipeline projects (for offshore windfarms, offshore transmission infrastructure, blue energy, offshore installation works), from conceptual and feasibility phase through conceptual and detailed design, installation, O&M, until decommissioning phase..

Your workload entails a range of strategic tasks, such as feasibility studies, site characterisation towards Design Basis, cable and pipeline routing analyses, landfall design, cable and pipeline installation methodologies, cable burial risk assessment, crossing strategy, definition of transport & installation risks, HAZID, , free-span analysis, , writing employer requirements for subsea cable EPCI tenders, definition of O&M and decommissioning plans. 

You will be part of the Blue Energy team of IMDC and you will work in close collaboration with the other teams of IMDC (Coast & Estuaries, Digital Water Solutions, Water Resources Management, Marine, Dredging & Port Engineering, Water Computing & Monitoring).

You will manage projects as well as expertise tasks in your domain.

You constantly increase your knowledge throughout projects, through contacts with project developers, via realisation of research & development projects, and by joining conferences.

Your profile

  • You have an engineer’s degree in one of the following subjects: civil engineering, cable engineering, marine installation engineering, landfall design, offshore cable/pipeline design or equivalent expertise; 
  • You have an advanced understanding of offshore construction works, subsea cable and/or pipeline installation techniques, landfall design, risks of working in the marine environment, de-risking, managing interfaces; 
  • You have an enhanced understanding of the different engineering phases of an offshore project and third party certification 
  • You have at least 3 years of practical field experience with regard to one of these fields; 
  • You can translate your practical field experience into expert advice to clients; 
  • Thorough knowledge of the marine environment and offshore working conditions is an indisputable requirement, as well as being highly safety conscious; 
  • Knowledge of risk & safety analysis, HAZID, HAZOP processes and HSE is an advantage; 
  • Experience with cable and/or mooring modelling, knowledge of OrcaFlex software or equivalent is a plus;
  • Any experience on geophysical surveys (positioning, seismics, SSS, MBES), ability to write technical specifications for geophysical surveys, review survey contractor offers and method statements is a plus;
  • You are constantly alert to new developments and project opportunities;
  • You show commercial awareness and an understanding of business;
  • You are experienced in project management;
  • You are familiar with and experienced in client oriented communication, amongst which balancing expectations, leading progress meetings and effective oral and written communication. 
  • You have excellent reporting skills, both oral and written; 
  • You are willing to work on national and international projects;
  • You are willing to work occasionally for several weeks abroad as a client representative in offshore projects (follow up of surveys, supervision of installation and execution works, maintenance works); 
  • You are self-motivated and able to motivate staff at all levels; 
  • You have an excellent knowledge of English. A basic knowledge of Dutch (oral and written) is an advantage.
  • You have preferably a valid Global Wind Organisation approved safety training certificate and/or BOSIET. 

Our offer

  • A challenging and varied job where initiative is appreciated. 
  • A young and dynamic working environment where professional development is encouraged.
  • A range of interesting and significant (inter)national projects, with challenging assignments abroad. 
  • A permanent technical education to keep your knowledge up-to-date. 
  • An environment where knowledge exchange is stimulated through regular contacts with the scientific community on conferences and by (own) innovation projects. 
  • An attractive salary and a range of non-statutory (fringe) benefits. 

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