Senior Route Engineer

United Kingdom
Job Description


OceanIQ is a specialised data and cable route engineering consultancy. We form part of the wider Global Marine Group, installing and maintaining the world’s critical subsea cable networks. We have an excellent reputation for providing high quality cable route engineering services. We work for companies like Google, Meta, Microsoft and Amazon Web Services as well as the world’s leading submarine telecom companies designing their future subsea fibre optic cables. We also work with some of the leading offshore renewables and power interconnector developers, helping to engineer the power cables the growing green energy revolution relies upon.



By joining OceanIQ you will work within our small team of geologists, marine surveyors and permitting specialists in our route planning team, managing the delivery of technical design studies that quantify potential risks to future submarine cable systems, using our corporate GIS and marine survey and cable data.

Offshore cable route engineering is a multi-disciplinary activity, and we welcome applicants with a range of complementary industry backgrounds. These complementary roles include hydrographic surveyors, terrestrial FO cable network construction managers, environmental permitting or engineering for offshore renewable energy projects.

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 help personal career development.


Key Deliverables:

  • Project manage and deliver Desk Top Studies and other technical design studies acting as a lead for OceanIQ’s cable route engineering activities
  • Utilise previous complementary experience to expand the knowledge of the OceanIQ route engineering department
  • Assessment of marine survey data and reporting for use in cable routeing and burial analysis
  • Providing technical input for subsea cable route engineering consultancy bids
  • Undertake route engineering tasks using specialised GIS software
  • Attend meetings, representing Global Marine Group
  • Generation of cable route position lists and straight line diagrams which define a cable route
  • Present internally and externally on work undertaken in this role






Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Suitable earth science degree (hydrographic surveying, marine geophysics)
  • Experience in at least one complementary skillset or role. Examples;
    • Terrestrial FO cable network construction for submarine cable projects – beach works and backhaul/fronthaul to local POPs
    • Marine survey experience
    • Offshore renewable energy project engineering
    • Submarine cable permitting and environmental assessment
  • Experience of using GIS (Intergraph GeoMedia/ESRI) software or equivalent
  • Computer literate, with experience of technical software programmes
  • An attention to detail and a logical approach
  • Excellent technical report writing skills
  • Full UK Driving license


  • Knowledge of the offshore environment


This role is Chelmsford office based 3 times a week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  Monday and Friday working remote.  We will consider candidates on a home working contract, dependant of their location.


So that our organisation can comply with immigration rules, all potential candidates need to provide evidence of their Right To Work in the UK to apply.  Otherwise, your application can not be processed.

About The Company

The Global Marine Group is a leading independent provider of submarine cable solutions offering a broad range of services including consultancy, installation and maintenance covering the lifespan of a submarine cable system and delivered to customers worldwide. 

The Group consists of two business units; Global Marine providing fibre optic cable installation and maintenance solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets, and OceanIQ providing unparalleled subsea cable data, survey, route engineering, permitting and consultancy services for telecom and power cable projects. 

With a global workforce of over 800 talented individuals, together the Group has installed over 315,000 kilometres of subsea telecoms cable, performed maintenance operations on 33% of the worlds fibre optic cables and has detailed data records on over 2.8million km of cable - 97% of all fibre, and 90% of all power cable including, over 6,000 historic cable faults.

The Global Marine Group team is full of passionate people, sharing a wealth of knowledge and constantly achieving excellence. 

 Employee Benefits
  • Group Pension with access to Independent Financial Advisor
  • Life Cover – inclusive with Group Pension Plan
  • Private Medical Insurance and Medicash Plan
  • Dental Scheme – at a subsidised cost
  • Fitness Club Subsidy
  • X2 Professional Subscriptions
  •  Cycle Scheme – As per the green initiative, approved by the Government scheme
  • Eye Sight Test contribution
  • Perkbox - employee discount scheme along with a Wellness Hub
  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
  • 25 days Annual Leave
  • Option to purchase an additional 5 days annual leave per year
  • Long Service Awards
  • Reward & Recognition
  • Referral programme
  • 3 paid volunteer days
  • Free on-site parking - At all sites
  • Employee Assistance programme