Subsea Cable System Engineer

Job title: Subsea Cable System Engineer

Company: BT

Job description: Why This Role Matters

This role matters to world connectivity and BT group maintaining a connected network. BT Subsea is responsible for Subsea and network connections around the globe that BT own or have interests in. 97% of internet traffic leaves the UK on a Subsea cable.

This role is based in Bude and will be on-site

Role Duties

This Subsea role will be to maintain the diverse range of transmission plant & services located within the Cable Landing Station (CLS). Gaining the relevant training and experience to lead in fault rectification activities at the CLS and ensure the prompt and efficient restoration of customer traffic as per BT procedures and guidelines. Also lead and act as the Terminal Power Safety Officer for Subsea systems. To make safe and issue permits to work as required.
To operate and maintain the diverse range of transmission plant & services located within the Cable Landing Station (CLS) ensuring that the high capacity, high revenue routes being carried are of the highest quality.
To attend, support and give advice to BT engineering teams in their roles at other UK and European cable landing stations in the maintenance of subsea cables systems.

  • Ability to make effective decisions whilst working in complex and conflicting situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Fibre testing and knowledge
  • Traveling for training
  • Being on a call out rota
  • Available for travel when on call

Skills Required for the Role


  • Driving licence.
  • Ability to travel.
  • Valid Passport.
  • Fibre testing.
  • Computer competent (Microsoft).
  • Problem solver.
  • Working alone


  • Power AC/DC knowledge or qualifications.
  • Internet Protocol knowledge.
  • Electrical testing.
  • History in fibre splicing.
  • Openreach network knowledge.


At BT, we entertain, educate, and empower millions of people every single day. We’re a brand built on connecting people – whether that’s friends, family, businesses, or communities. Working here, you’ll receive an attractive salary and a range of competitive benefits, but – more than that – you’ll be joining an ambitious organisation with a culture of togetherness, collaboration, and inclusivity, that takes a genuine and proactive interest in your progress and development.

  • Competitive salary
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
  • Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
  • Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop

About us

BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.

Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding.

We value diversity and celebrate difference. ‘We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It’s fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.’

We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you’ll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won’t be alone: we’ll be there with help and support, learning and development.

This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.


Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you’re a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We’re committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement on the Job Description, please apply anyway – you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

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Location: United Kingdom

Job date: Sat, 17 Feb 2024 01:19:21 GMT

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