Power Cable Mechanical Analysis Engineer

Requisition ID
Work Location
Department / Discipline
Mechanical - Engineering
Position Type
Staff / Permanent

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood Galway is currently seeking to recruiting a Power Cable Mechanical Analysis Engineer into our growing Galway office who are part of our Specialist Engineering & Consultancy division.

This role is based in our Galway office; however, we recognise the value of remote and hybrid working so are open to applications from candidates from outside of this area.


Join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.


The Role


The Power Cable Analysis Mechanical Engineer role involves performing global dynamic analysis and local cross-section analysis to determine dynamic cable configurations for floating wind and Cable Protection System design requirements for fixed wind.

We are looking for someone who has great IT skills, and a diligent approach to Health and safety.


This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career within a progressive and successful business.


Our Clients and Projects


It’s a future for all of us. We aspire to shape a better tomorrow by unlocking solutions that address the biggest challenges facing our clients and our society.


Our dedicated Cables and Renewables Engineering team provides Conceptual, FEED and 3rd Party Verification design of power cables for both Floating and Fixed wind projects around the world.  

What we can offer

  • Meaningful and interesting projects delivered to leaders of industry across renewables and emerging energy sectors
  • Flexible working arrangements that balance client, team and individual needs offering hybrid working where relevant –
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion; we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business
  • Competitive salary with regular salary reviews to ensure we are rewarding at the right level in line with the market
  • Commitment to continued professional development; development plans that are tailored to your individual needs and interests
  • Global connections; join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession

If all of this sounds good to you, review the typical responsibilities of the role and the requirements of the position below, then follow the link to apply and start your journey with Wood.


Typical responsibilities

  • Dynamic cable configuration designs for floating wind projects
  • Dynamic analysis of cables for fixed bottom wind farms supporting 3rd Party Verification scopes
  • Technical Due Diligence for offshore cable projects
  • Subsea cable layouts, routing and installation assessment
  • Coupled mooring, hull and dynamic cable analysis
  • Local FEA analysis of substructures within an offshore wind farm
  • Supporting other teams within Wood Galway for FE analysis
  • Review and Preparation of various design reports, specifications and drawings


Skills / Qualifications

You may read these details and are potentially thinking about not applying due to not having every single skill, knowledge or experience listed, and that’s understandable.  However, we’d still like to hear from you.  At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all of the talent that is out there.  We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge and experiences and embrace differences.  So even if you feel you don’t have everything listed, but feel you have some of the experience, knowledge or skills to help us unlock solutions to the world’s most critical challenges….do apply.


  • Previous experience with dynamic analysis software (Flexcom/Orcaflex) modelling and analysing power cables, flexible risers or umbilicals
  • Experience with local analysis software such as Abaqus will be beneficial
  • Strong inter-personal, presentation and problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn and develop technical and engineering expertise
  • Good technical report writing, excel and communication skills
  • Understanding of the fundamentals of physics and mathematics in engineering applications


Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in consulting and engineering, helping to unlock solutions to critical challenges in energy and materials markets. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in 60 countries, employing around 35,000 people. www.woodplc.com

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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