Project Engineer

Chelmsford, Essex
Job Description

Global Marine is the most established of the four business units of Global Marine Group, and needs a Project Engineer to support them in their project delivery and wider business.

This role follows some organisational change, and the successful applicant will need to be adaptable and relentless in identifying opportunities and areas where they will be most effective. Operating in a matrix management environment, the candidate will report to the Engineering Manager for departmental and HR matters, with day-to-day work managed within the GM business unit.

Project delivery is all about engineering the project, carried out within a small team of the Project Manager, Offshore Manager and Engineer.  The deliverables of this will be in the Master Document Register, which the successful applicant will ultimately manage.  It will be a small team, needing good communications skills to reach out to the wider group for support and expertise, which will be essential in achieving safe, profitable and effective project execution.  Willingness to travel is a must, whilst recognising that most work will be done at home or in the office.  There will likely be some requirements to go offshore, having spent time in the office shoreside, you’ll likely be the best candidate to represent the project on vessels offshore.

There may be other ad-hoc work as needed with the operations of the Business Unit.  With a fleet of cable ships worldwide and a series of maintenance contracts, there is a lot going on.

The role isn’t for the faint hearted. The work will be demanding, problems often initially identified without a clear solution and we will always be looking to improve what we do, better our already excellent safety record, challenge the limits and do it more efficiently.  Being a 24/7 world-wide business means that sometimes the hours have to be put in and the need for some late nights and weekend working.  Knowledge and acceptance of this is balanced by working within a great team, involved with prestigious projects and genuinely being able to contribute to the success. 

There are lots of opportunities for the right candidate who can think critically, act effectively and who is ambitious to succeed.  The role will be dynamic, and the right candidate will see this as an opportunity.  So if you like what you read above, are passionate about offshore engineering, ambitious to grow your career and are prepared to work hard to do so, you sound like the perfect candidate.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience

Key Deliverables:

  • Take full responsibility for the completion of every aspect of project delivery for the GM BU as defined in the project lifecycle, including:
    • Master Document Register
    • HAZIDs & HIRAs
  • Act as mobilisation engineer as required for any vessel works needed.
  • Act as technical point of contact for the project on all matters for the BU.
  • Prepare technical documentation, including procedures and method statements.
  • Work with the draughting team and if necessary directly prepare technical drawings as needed.
  • Be prepared to go offshore as needed.

Desired Qualifications/Skills/Experience

  • Experience of fibre optic systems offshore
  • Experience of cable testing and repair.
  • Degree Qualified in Mechanical/ Civil/ Naval/ Engineering Discipline or Strong experience in working in an Engineering environment.
  • Understanding of modern mechanical or structural engineering principles and practice.
  • Awareness of offshore construction vessels and crew transfer vessel design and construction.
  • Previous experience of storyboards and technical procedure writing.
  • Familiar with working on construction sites, ports and/or shipyards.
  • Willingness to travel nationally and internationally if required.
About The Company

Global Marine is part of the Global Marine Group, and is a market leader in subsea fibre optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecoms sector amongst others. Global Marine is recognised as a high quality, independent strategic partner, with a successful and continued track record with the majority of key industry organisations.

The company has developed a base of technical knowledge, skills, technology, equipment and assets which provide the capabilities to plan, install, bury, store, test, recover and maintain subsea fibre optic cables; an essential combination for crucial connectivity across the globe.

Global Marine is in a unique position owning one of the world’s largest offshore support vessel fleets, including three purpose-built specialist installation and repair vessels, and four vessels servicing three of the world’s seven maintenance zones.

Global Marine’s capabilities can be deployed at any location in the world through the company’s network of vessels, offices and depots, with long-established operations in key regions including Asian growth markets, directly and through joint ventures with leading telecoms players. 

With an exemplary commitment to health and safety and a proactive approach to overcoming engineering challenges to exceed customers’ expectations, Global Marine is passionate about engineering a clean and connected future.