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Electrical Engineer - Cables

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Reference ID R125346 Updated 09/11/2023
Massachusetts, Texas, New Jersey, New York
Boston, Houston, Newark, Lawrence

What’s the Role

The Shell Atlantic Offshore Wind team is seeking an Electrical Engineer that will support the development of offshore wind projects, focusing on performing and reviewing electrical designs on cable systems for offshore wind projects.

Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind is a 50:50 partnership between Shell New Energies US LLC and EDF Renewables North America. The joint-venture (JV) company was formed in December 2018 to co-develop a 183,353-acre lease area on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf. The newly subdivided lease areas (OCS-A-0499 and OCS-A-0549) are located within the New Jersey Wind Energy Area. In June 2021, the JV was awarded a 20-year Offshore Renewable Energy Credit (OREC) by the New Jersey Bureau of Public Utilities for Atlantic Shores Offshore Wind Project 1, a 1,510 MW offshore wind project located within Lease OCS-A-0499 to begin construction and reach commercial operation in the mid-to-late 2020s. Additionally, in February 2022, the JV was determined to be a provisional winner of Bight Lease 0541, adding 79,351 acres to its portfolio.


  • Provide technical support for the electrical design of offshore wind, including the inter-array cabling, export cabling and onshore cable landing during pre-FEED and FEED

  • Deliver the design and technical verification of the electrical cable package(s) design, including definition of employer’s requirements and technical specifications, guidance inputs for the design, fabrication, transportation, and installation phases

  • Ensure that the electrical cable work meets employer requirements and industry standards

  • Assist and support the procurement team in the technical aspects of negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts, technical documents, or technical and financial proposals

  • Support commercial and technical work with external vendors

  • Prepare schedules and cost estimates for electrical packages

  • Interface with other technical, development, and commercial teams to ensure communication of required inputs and outputs

  • Participate in project team meetings, due diligence review and cross discipline cooperation

Please Note: You must have the ability to travel every month to an Atlantic Shores or parent office for 3-5 days at a time

Skills & Requirements

  • Must have legal authorization to work in the US on a full-time basis

  • Bachelor’s in electrical engineering degree or equivalent

  • 3+ years of relevant work experience; AC and DC cable experience is preferred

  • Experience providing cable engineering support to offshore projects: applicable experiences could include subsea umbilical or pipeline projects, submarine communications / fiber optic cables, or onshore utility cables or duct banks for transmission or distribution projects

  • Cable technology experience in design and supply including FAT

  • Transportation and installation experience (T&I) including pre-lay surveys and cable protection

  • Recommended skills within electrical design, power system analysis and offshore electrical design, HVAC and HVDC systems, power cables

The base salary range for this position is $101,000.00 - $151,000.00 per year.  Individual pay will be based on various factors, such as relevant work experience, education, certifications, skill level, seniority, and internal equity.

For regular full-time or regular part-time employees of the Company (participating companies as listed in the Summary Plan Description), insurance coverage options include medical, dental, vision coverage, life Insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs. Employees also participate in a company pension plan and a 401(k) plan. Paid leave includes up to 6 weeks of paid vacation time, up to 11 paid holidays, and parental leave offering 16 weeks of paid leave to birthing mothers, and 8 weeks of paid leave for non-birthing parents. Additionally, employees are eligible for disability leave for up to 52 weeks at 100% or 50% of base pay. Shell also offers other compensation such financial reimbursement for adoption, wellness, education, and personal learning expenses, and some roles are eligible for discretionary long-term incentives.  For interns, eligible benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage, life insurance, Business Travel Accident Insurance, and Occupational Accidental Death Benefit programs; participation in a 401(k) plan; and paid leave for up to 11 paid holidays.  Additional information on Shell’s US benefit programs can be found at