Solution Designer

Chelmsford, Essex
Job Description

The purpose of a solutions designer is to understand and interpret high level customer technical requirements for submarine cable installation in the telecoms, renewables and Oil & Gas sectors and be responsible for creating commercially attractive technical installation solutions meeting the business strategy  in the pre-order project phase.


Key Deliverables:

  • Analyse and interpret ‘request-for-proposal’ documentation to design a technically compliant solution within the designated timeframe.

  • Coordinate cross-departmental input for producing a cost effective full engineered technical solution.

  • Produce design solutions (Plan of Work) in Microsoft Project format with supporting detailed technical methodology.

  • Prepare Scope of Work compliancy documentation for inclusion into proposals and contracts.

  • Support Proposal Engineers in the costing and preparation of customer proposals

  • Work closely with operational and finance teams for provision of external services and costs required to produce an effective solution.

  • Support the project handover process, preparing handover documentation for the project execution.

  • If requested attend Customer meetings to provide technical support and clarification for bespoke marine solutions in the UK and overseas.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience


  • Background in offshore telecoms, renewables or Oil & Gas & marine environment

  • Competent skills in technical writing (methodologies, etc.) in the English language

  • Good knowledge in Microsoft Office suite of programmes

  • Experience with MS Project or Primavera.

  • Ability and flexibility to work to tight deadlines.

  • A high level of attention to detail.




  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

  • Experience in the installation and maintenance of submarine cables across telecoms, Oil & Gas or renewables markets.

  • Experience of risk analysis and mitigation

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 in China, SB Submarine Systems and Huawei Marine, 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 the world’s largest independent marine contracting fleet, and a workforce that has an impressive total of over 6,300 years’ service, and an average service length of 11.8 years.  The company has installed over 300,000km of subsea cable, 21% of the world total and has conducted worldwide.

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