Senior Project Engineer

Aberdeen or Chelmsford
Job Description

Central Engineering Services sits within the Group, providing essential technical services to the business units.  We are a lean, dynamic team who are proud of having a can-do attitude with the capabilities, expertise and attitude to deliver success both with the exceptional and routine projects.  As well as discreet packages of work (mobilisations, fabrications, drawings, etc.), we are frequently seconded into business units, helping their project delivery teams for periods up to 12 months.

We need a experienced Engineer who is ambitious and wanting to step up out of pure project delivery into a position involving more financial responsibility (budgeting and controlling costs), departmental control (procedures, improvement and efficiency initiatives) and longer term planning.  As a department we support the Business Units working under a Project Manager and also execute our own Projects (for example significant vessel conversions).  You’ll be comfortable and happy working in a matrix environment, and have a talent for forming teams that have the right mix of people.

The role is varied and would suit a candidate with experience in offshore operations, looking to consolidate academic knowledge and perhaps a previous marine background.  We work on vessel conversions, offshore operations, desk based studies and plenty of site mobilisations.  Relying heavily on subcontractors, you can expect to be designing deck layouts, managing budgets, controlling a delivery schedule and appointing consultant companies in a single day.  Other scopes may be assisting with bids preparations, project delivery in business units or other essential works for the business.  Going offshore is possible if you’re directly engaged with a project, but the successful candidate shouldn’t expect to be deploying on vessels regularly throughout the year.  Some management of Engineers day to day activities should be expected, with line management to follow if successful. 

We’re proud to recruit, promote and reward on merit, so we don’t specify a minimum experience level.  It is what you can deliver, not time served.  Notwithstanding this, a typical candidate is expected to have 5-10 years experience and probably be a Chartered Engineer.

Mentoring and personal growth is also a big part of the company’s culture.  Depending on experience, you’ll be expected to help the team where your capabilities allow, and learn from others to get better.  We operate a 360 feedback and learning approach and you’ll be working with some of the best in the business.  We have an active apprenticeship and graduate development programme, along with a STEM commitment and formal mentoring process.

Challenging the routine and driving through best practice brings about challenges.  The successful candidate will need to be a highly motivated, team player, fully committed to safety, open to new ways of working and have a healthy obsession with delivering work to the highest possible standard.  There is pressure in the role which will need to be managed, requiring good self-discipline and excellent teamwork. 

GMG has various offices around the UK (Chelmsford, Portland, Blyth, Grimsby and Aberdeen), we are flexible about locations and recognise that home working is a reality and a benefit when managed correctly.  The successful candidate will look forward to being pivotal to multiple projects and being exposed to considerable challenge from the outset.

Key Deliverables:

  • Prepare the provisioning/sub-contracting scopes of work, acting both as a client and contractor, and evaluate proposals from the sub-contractors.
  • Checking and approving drawings from review, to construction up to as-built revisions.
  • Estimating mobilisation works and preparing budgets
  • Planning, scheduling and risk assessing for all elements of vessel mobilisations.
  • Key role in communicating between sites/vessels and the office.
  • Devise and prepare methodologies/procedures for project execution.
  • Co-ordinate production of storyboards and drafting requirements.
  • Plan and Execute the mobilisation of vessels and equipment.
  • Prepare and use quality documentation such as FAT plans and ITPs as required.
  • Cost control and financial modelling.
  • Scheduling and planning for project execution.
  • Represent Project Team on-site/offshore


Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor or Master’s Engineering Degree in a marine discipline
  • Willing to travel both nationally and internationally
  • Knowledge of submarine cable construction, installation and maintenance.
  • Offshore experience

Advantageous Abilities/Certification:

  • Telecommunications installation experience
  • Cable repair experience
  • Offshore Windfarm experience
  • Ability to use AutoCAD and/or SolidWorks
  • Offshore Survival & Medical
  • Associated with a Professional Institution


About The Company

The Global Marine Group is an innovative market leader in offshore engineering with an enviable track record of successful project execution. The Group consists of four business units; Global Marine providing fibre optic cable solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets, CWind delivering a range of project services, CTVs and GWO-accredited training courses to the offshore wind industry, Global Offshore delivering cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets and OceanIQ providing unparalleled subsea cable data, survey, route engineering, permitting and consultancy services for telecom and power cable installation projects.

The Group also demonstrates its global reach with two successful joint ventures, SB Submarine Systems in China, and CWind Taiwan.

With a global workforce of over 850 talented individuals, together the Group has installed over 300,000 kilometers of subsea telecoms cable and more than 1,500km of power cables, performed maintenance operations on 33% of the worlds fibre optic cables and offered  engineering services, assets and highly qualified personnel for projects at more than 50 wind farms globally.

The Global Marine Group team is full of passionate people, sharing a wealth of knowledge and constantly achieving excellence. Together the Global Marine Group is committed to engineering a clean and connected future.