Assistant Survey and Route Engineer

Job Description

Primarily to support technical aspects of cable survey tendering and marine survey delivery. To assess and adjustment survey specifications to suit project needs so they optimise the ability to design submarine power and fibre optic cable routes. To work with survey contractors, attending survey project meetings and representing Global Marine Group for survey related activities generally.

The role also involves working with the route planning team to assist in the production of technical design studies that quantify potential risks to future submarine cable systems, using our corporate GIS and marine survey and cable data.

Many of the tasks and activities delivered by this role require specialist knowledge of marine cable installation. A structured in-house training and development program will be provided to provide this knowledge and help personal career development.

Key Deliverables:

  • The provision of survey tendering packages to survey suppliers
  • Checking tender proposals against project survey specifications
  • Assessment of survey schedules
  • Attend survey related meetings, representing Global Marine Group
  • Assessment of marine survey data and reporting for use in cable routeing and burial analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of Desk Top Studies and other technical design studies
  • Generation of cable route position lists and straight line diagrams
  • Present internally and externally on work undertaken in this role
Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Understanding of marine survey equipment and capabilities
  • Knowledge of how marine surveys are undertaken and planned
  • Suitable earth science degree (hydrographic surveying, marine geophysics)
  • Experience of using GIS (Intergraph GeoMedia/ESRI) software or equivalent
  • Computer literate, with experience of technical software programmes
  • Ability to learn new skills and a keenness to develop
  • An attention to detail and a logical approach
  • Knowledge of the offshore environment
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
About The Company

The Global Marine Group is an innovative market leader in offshore engineering and consists of three business units; CWind delivering power cable and asset management services topside and subsea to the offshore renewables and utilities market, Global Marine providing fibre optic cable solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets and Global Offshore delivering trenching and power cable lay services to the oil & gas industry.

The company has two successful joint ventures, SB Submarine Systems in China and CWind Taiwan, demonstrating the true global reach of the company.  The combined experience and knowledge has led to significant embedded intellectual property and an enviable track record.

GMG has an outstanding health & safety record, completing 1.65 million hours worked in 2016, without injury and stands by a core value of safety first.

The company is in a unique position owning one of the world’s largest offshore support vessel fleets. The company has installed over 300,000 kilometers of subsea cable, which is around 21% of the total installed worldwide.

The Group aspires to achieve its vision ‘Engineering a clean and connected future’.