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WSP USA High Voltage Cable Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts

This Opportunity

WSP is currently initiating a search for a High Voltage Cable Specialist for our Boston, MA office. The following locations will also be considered: Newark, NJ; New York City, NY; and Atlanta, GA. Be involved in projects with our East Energy Team and be a part of a growing organization that meets our client’s objectives and solves their challenges.

WSP employees actively champion Inclusion & Diversity programs and initiatives throughout the country at the national, regional, and local levels. Here in the Northeast region, we act on the company’s inclusion, diversity, equity, and belonging principles through a variety of committees that partner with professional organizations, lead STEM outreach in our communities, facilitate regular learning opportunities through Lunch & Learn discussions and weekly “Inclusion & Diversity Moments,” and promote Inclusion & Diversity throughout the office through a variety of initiatives designed to reduce bias and raise awareness. Upper management supports these initiatives and all employees are invited to join their local councils or apply to become an “Inclusion & Diversity Ambassador,” which brainstorm and implement the various initiatives and programs.

Your Impact

  • We are looking for a specialist in high voltage underground and submarine transmission cable systems engineering.

  • Provide technical leadership to high voltage transmission projects, submarine and terrestrial.

  • Provide expert advise to the clients related to high voltage cables.

  • Perform and assess the ampacity calculations.

  • Create high voltage cable specifications.

  • Provide expert opinion about cable installation.

  • Evaluate cable suppliers’ capabilities.

  • Technical review of cable supplier submissions.

  • Provide support to cable testing and commissioning.

  • Train and supervise junior cable engineers, as required.

  • Exercise responsible and ethical decision-making regarding company funds, resources and conduct, and adhere to WSP’s Code of Conduct and related policies and procedures.

  • Perform additional responsibilities as required by business needs.

Who You Are

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering, Material Science, Applied Physics, or equivalent degree.

  • 10+ years of experience with high voltage cables.

  • Experience with high voltage cable specifications, design criteria and feasibility studies of new transmission cable projects, cable ratings studies, impedance calculations, induced sheath voltage calculations, pulling tension calculations, project cost estimates, and Operation & Maintenance (O&M) manuals with client specific information. Experience with high voltage cable systems of 138kV, 230kV, 345kV or 500kV AC, as well as HVDC cables.

  • Deep and up to date understanding of the high voltage cable technologies, insulation systems, manufacturing processes, and all other cable components. Understanding of the technology and its limitations. Understanding of construction methodologies for submarine and terrestrial cables.

  • The experience should also include factory inspections, cable and accessory manufacturing, production and sample tests, type tests and qualification tests. Witnessing sample, production, pre-qualification (PQ), and type testing of transmission cable systems.

  • Experienced in failure analysis, witnessing cable and accessory removal, and evidence preservation. Experienced with laboratory dissection and component testing.

  • Proven track record of upholding workplace safety and ability to abide by WSP’s health, safety and drug/alcohol and harassment policies.

  • Must be flexible to a variety of schedules to meet business needs and able to prioritize responsibilities and quickly adapt to change in a pressure work environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Professional engineering license is optional.

  • Membership and/or leadership role in cable related professional organizations is preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

WSP provides a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on a providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

Expected Salary: $108,500 - 193,380

WSP USA is providing the compensation range and general description of other compensation and benefits that the company in good faith believes it might pay and/or offer for this position based on the successful applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities in addition to internal equity and geographic location. WSP USA reserves the right to ultimately pay more or less than the posted range and offer additional benefits and other compensation, depending on circumstances not related to an applicant’s sex or other status protected by local, state, or federal law.


About WSP

WSP USA is the U.S. operating company of WSP, one of the world's leading engineering and professional services firms. Dedicated to serving local communities, we are engineers, planners, technical experts, strategic advisors and construction management professionals. WSP USA designs lasting solutions in the buildings, transportation, energy, water and environment markets. With more than 15,000 employees in over 300 offices across the U.S., we partner with our clients to help communities prosper.

WSP provides a flexible and agile workplace model while meeting client needs. Employees are also afforded a comprehensive suite of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, life, and retirement savings focused on providing health and financial stability throughout the employee’s career.

At WSP, we want to give our employees the challenges they seek to grow their careers and knowledge base. Your daily contributions to your team will be essential in meeting client objectives, goals and challenges. Are you ready to get started?

WSP USA (and all of its U.S. companies) is an Equal Opportunity Employer Race/Age/Color/Religion/Sex/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/National Origin/Disability or Protected Veteran Status.

The selected candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.


WSP does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters, employment agencies, or other staffing services. Unsolicited resumes include any resume or hiring document sent to WSP in the absence of a signed Service Agreement where WSP has expressly requested recruitment/staffing services specific to the position at hand. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers or other business leaders, will become the property of WSP and WSP will have the right to hire that candidate without reservation – no fee or other compensation will be owed or paid to the recruiter, employment agency, or other staffing service.