Graduate Route Engineer

Chelmsford, Essex
Job Description
Job Description

To assist in the design of power and fibre optic cable routes which mitigate risks and ensure the cable system’s security using a corporate GIS and marine survey data. To assist in the production of technical design studies which quantify potential risks to future submarine cable systems.

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

Key Deliverables:

  • Generation of cable route position lists and straight line diagrams
  • Assistance in the provision of cost estimates for desk study and survey related activities
  • Preparation of Desk Top Studies
  • Research into the various influences on cable routeing
  • Undertake visits to potential landing sites worldwide
  • Preparation and Management of GIS databases for desk top studies and land falls
  • Assessment of marine survey data for use in cable routeing and burial analysis
  • Present internally and externally on work undertaken in this role
Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Experience of using GIS (Intergraph GeoMedia/ESRI) software or equivalent
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Suitable degree (e.g. geography, geomatics, geology, oceanography, survey)
  • Computer literate, with experience of technical software programs
  • Ability to learn new skills and a keenness to develop
  • An attention to detail and a logical approach


  • Marine survey experience
  • Knowledge of the offshore environment
About The Company

OceanIQ is part of the Global Marine Group, providing industry-leading subsea cable data, survey, route engineering, permitting and consultancy services for telecom and power cable installation projects. As seabed usage across multiple industries increases, access to, and meaningful interpretation of, detailed subsea data has become essential to plan for future installations as well as protecting those in existence. 

With an unparalleled record of 97% of all fibre optic, and a substantial amount of power cables laid worldwide, coupled with decades of first-hand installation and maintenance experience, the Group’s combined knowledge offers OceanIQ a unique understanding of the ocean floor.

The team can accurately assess subsea projects and geographical locations; utilising their experience, extensive data and intrinsic understanding of the seabed to provide a complete analysis of the environment and detail the safest cable route to maximise installation efficiency and minimise risk to assets. This includes access to the world-leading GeoCable® software, cable records management, charting services, desk top studies, cable fault analysis and cable protection assessments.

OceanIQ’s combined years of expertise gives confidence from the start of a project to the moment the last cable is laid.