Inter Array Cable Package Manager

April 27, 2021
  • Type: Contract
  • Job #10703

INTER ARRAY CABLE PACKAGE MANAGER (IAC) required by our Client, a renewables company, to be assigned on a Contract basis, located in Boston, MA.


The Inter Array Cable Package Manager (IAC) acts is expected to have the competencies and experience to act as the Lead Cables Manager for an offshore wind farm, leading the team and responsible for the safe and efficient completion of the IAC scope in accordance with the project’s objectives.


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

To provide leadership and management to deliver the inter-array cables, throughout the project stages:

Early planning and estimates (pre-FID)


Tender, technical evaluation of bids.

Contract negotiation.

Management of supervision of contractor.

Handover to O&M.

Implementation of standards for Quality, Environment, Health and Safety, as required by the company policies and applicable regulations.

To undertake the required project management tasks:

Cost control and programme monitoring

Risk and interfaces management.

Internal reporting.

Support to project management and other installation packages, as required.

Cooperation for planning and execution of cross-packages activities (e.g. site management, construction services, etc.).

Participation in the knowledge transfer processes.


Be able to function within a Matrix Organization and work with other line managers and functional managers within a global organization to achieved project goals.

Be responsible for managing direct and indirect positions along with outside resources to function as a cohesive team.

IAC Package Manager is directly responsible for managing the following:

IAC Deputy Package Manger

IAC Design and Supply Manager

IAC Installation Manager.

IAC Installation Engineer

IAC Quality Engineer

Package Instillation Services

Package Instillation Analysis

Responsible for the Human Resource processes, as required.


Project Management

Responsible for the overall package management of the inter array cable work packages for the project, this shall include:

Ensuring package team compliance with Health and Safety policy and the safety goals of the project;

Preparation and implementation of the IAC specific sections of the work package execution plan and management and coordination of all the internal and external resources required to deliver the work package execution plan;

Preparation and upkeep of CAPEX budget;

Development and upkeep of package programme, interface register, risk and opportunities register, issuance of weekly and monthly package reports (as required).


Responsible for the management and delivery of all technical activities that are required to ensure the sufficiency of the inter-array cable system solution, which include:

Management of engineering resources required to develop and implement an IAC Package Engineering Plan(s);

Management of any internal and external services or resources that are required to verify design, manufacture or installation of the cables system;

Management of all activities that are required to ensure work package compliance with the project’s interface engineering requirements.


Responsible for the management and delivery of all procurement and market engagement works (supported by the Contracts Management and Procurement teams) relating to the cable work package, this shall include:

Lead in the definition of the scope of work for the IAC work package;

Lead in the definition of the contracting strategy;

Management of the engineering and package resources required to complete the preparation of technical documentation that is required for inclusion within various documentation package(s);

Assessment of the technical compliance of the received bids and for providing technical recommendation into the Contractor selection process;

Responsibility for the negotiation of the Employer’s Requirements schedule(s), the Site Data schedule, the Programme, Access and Time for Completion schedule and for ensuring the sufficiency of each within the final contract agreement;

Responsibility for the negotiation of the Contractor’s Document’s schedule(s) and for ensuring its sufficiency within the final contract agreement;

Working with the wider business (Quality, Health & Safety, Environment, Legal, Procurement, Insurance etc.) to ensure business requirements are reflected in tenders and contracts.


Responsible for the identification and management of all activities and resources that are required to be completed by the work package to ensure compliance with the Employer’s Consents.

Responsible for supporting the Consents team in demonstrating compliance to key stakeholders / authorities.

Contract Management

Responsible for the management of the IAC installation Contractor, this shall include:

Quality, Health & Safety and Environmental management of Contractor's activities

Management of the delivery of the Contractor's works in accordance with the programme.

Contract management duties including invoice approval and claim management

Working with the contractor to take advantage of optimisation / cost reduction / safety improvement opportunities.

Knowledge transfer

Responsible for facilitating the sharing of lessons learnt from and to other business functions.

External and Internal Relationships


Within the project(s) of assignment:

Project manager.

Installation and Logistics team.

Construction Services team.

Other project packages (e.g. foundations fabrication, foundations T&I, offshore export cable, WTG’s supply and installation).

Project functions (risk management, planning, GIS, etc.).

At business level (hierarchy)

Line manager.

Head of Subsea Cables Installation.

Installation Management Department.

Marine Operations Department.



Contractors (including but not limited to IAC install Contractor).

Marine Warranty Surveyor.

Certified Verification Agencies.


Consenting authorities.


Reports to the Project Manager within the project organisation with a functional reporting line to the Principal Installation Manager and the Electrical Systems Manager.

Direct participation in the management of the IAC budget.

Responsible for the daily management of multi-disciplinary package team.



Essential: Degree in relevant engineering discipline or equivalent experience.

Preferred: Master’s Degree or Professional Engineer (PE) in discipline related to offshore installation works or subsea cables will be positively assessed.


Minimum 8 years’ experience in subsea cables (preferably offshore wind), with 3 years’ experience at package manager level or equivalent.

Direct experience of Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Instillation contract procurement with value greater than $50M.

Direct experience of managing cable manufacture works.

Proven track record of safely managing the execution of complex offshore works in hazardous marine environments.

Demonstrable experiences in:

engineering design;

production of specification and tender documents;

contracts (/subcontracts) negotiations (technical aspects);

subsea cables installation method statements;

construction planning;

budgetary estimations;


The project has an international team of employees and the working language is English. Candidates need to be fluent in English both spoken and written (full professional proficiency).

 Skills and Knowledge

Working knowledge and understanding of:

Occupational Safety and Health Administration Requirements (OSHA)

Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE)

Offshore Safety requirements relevant to subsea cables and marine operations.

DNV standards for offshore wind.

Construction planning. Estimations, and Risk Management.

Management of multidisciplinary teams spread across multiple locations in a matrix organization.

Ability to implement quality assurance and environmental processes.

Highly developed communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills, particularly related to multicultural relationships, and ability to present effectively to management teams.

Excellent negotiation and influencing skills.

Advanced user of Microsoft office applications.

Intermediate user (at least) of CAD software.

Workload management to ensure the delivery of planned and unplanned activities

Commercial awareness (incl. FIDIC contracts).

IT literate with the ability to operate MS Office systems and other project management software.

Additional Information

Willingness to travel as necessary

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