Principal HV Cables Engineer (m/f/d)

Belgium - Wavre

  • Wavre
  • Workload 60% - 100%
  • Full-time
  • Permanent

BakerHicks proudly and passionately implements award-winning, efficient and sustainable projects with our clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and chemical industries. BakerHicks has achieved a leading market position thanks to our diverse skills and open company culture.

Your Tasks

  • Preparation, checking and/or approval of feasibility studies, outline and detailed design technical reports and other written documents
  • Design, checking and approval of detail allocation and construction design drawings
  • Production and approval of design concepts, drawings, specifications and other technical documents
  • Management of teams of engineers and external suppliers
  • Delivery of work to programme, budget and specification
  • The candidate shall be proficient in delivering project cable system design requirements, including but not limited to:
    • Current ratings (IEC60287)
    • Forced ventilation design for cable tunnels
    • Impressed voltage calculations
    • Emergency, Cyclic & Short term overload ratings
    • Cable crossing ratings
    • Producing Bonding diagrams
    • Producing Material Schedules & Technical specifications
    • Thermo-mechanical design calculation
    • Effective thermal resistivity calculations
    • Induced voltage calculations
    • Cable pulling tension calculations
    • Short circuit current rating and electromagnetic force calculations
    • Producing Joint bay, trench, CSE, cable routing designs (concept & detailed)
    • SVL (Sheath Voltage Limiter) sizing
    • EMF plots

Your Profile

  • BEng/Bsc in Electrical Engineering
  • must have experience in the production of all designs, calculations, reports & drawings associated with the new or modification on projects from 11kV – 400kV covering HV cabling
  • must have a reasonable level of maths and science, preferably from a power engineering background and have good communication skills
  • Self-dependent personality with strong communication skills
  • Fluent in French or Dutch, and English
  • Flexible to travel to sites in Belgium, Europe and UK

Traveling activity

The duration of our projects is usually between 6 and 24 months. Depending on the project and the project phase, the work location is mainly the project location at the customer, although mobile working from home is sometimes possible in consultation with the project management. At BakerHicks you have the opportunity to work with different customers and different technologies. You get to know new cities and are still always at home on weekends.


  • Cash allowance
  • 20 days annual leave + 5 ADV days
  • Family friendly policies
  • Professional development
  • Hybrid working

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At BakerHicks, it’s important that we create an environment where everyone feels they belong. As a business, we’re fortunate to work with a diverse team of people from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. And as individuals, we should expect respectful and positive behaviours that encourage us all to thrive.

Focusing on gender equality, LGBTQ+ and BAE matters, to ensure we’re always listening and always learning, we’ve pulled together a team of people to help steer our strategies for diversity and inclusiveness. 



Christoph Stöger
Recruiting Manager - Basel

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