Senior Design Engineer - Composite Structures

Working at CorPower Ocean you will be a part of a world class team, determined to make big impact. We are on a mission to bring reliable and competitive wave energy to the world. You will find a dynamic work environment with highly motivated and skilled individuals. We offer autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. Having shown game-changing performance in wave energy, your work will be watched from around the world.



We are looking for a senior composite design engineer to take an important role in development and optimisation of composite structure for our innovative wave energy converters. This role can be based either in our office in Stockholm (SE) or in Viana do Castelo (PT). 



  • Module owner for one or several composite structures within the Wave Energy Converter
  • Lead, perform and review strength and fatigue analysis using classic lamina theory and FEA tools
  • Produce technical documentation
  • Report engineering calculations for 3rd party verification and certification
  • Perform failure mode, effects and criticality analysis for modules and system
  • Manage your modules to meet performance, schedule and budget targets
  • Investigate new solutions to improve performance, reliability or manufacturability
  • Interface with supply chain, manufacturing and field-testing teams with composite structure expertise.


Skills and qualifications

  • Good understanding of composite design standards – DNVGL-ST-C501
  • Expert level in FEA analysis of composite structures – using ANSYS suit of tools
  • Good understanding of composite industrial materials and fabrication methods
  • Validation experience through coupon testing, sub-component and full-scale testing
  • Practical experience in the manufacturing of composites
  • Experience in design for filament winding and VARI processes  
  • Broad technical knowledge in machine design, sealing solutions, marine and offshore environment


You have a minimum of 10 years of relevant experience from designing mechanical systems and industrial equipment, with specific emphasis on composite structures. You have experience from successfully driving projects through planning, designing, manufacturing and deploying industrial equipment.

You may have a B.Sc or a M.Sc. degree in mechanical engineering or related disciplines, but your personality, experience and interest in the field is the most important. You are proficient in English, both spoken and written.


As a person:

  • you are striving for excellence and put quality into everything you do
  • you enjoy leading and coaching team members to reach the best joint results
  • you love to learn new things and take pride in constantly developing your skills
  • you are always searching for the most simple and elegant solutions to difficult problems
  • you are persistent, knowing it takes stamina to reach ambitious goals
  • you are data driven and strive to always back your points with a solid analysis
  • you are outspoken and like to interact with colleagues, partners and suppliers   

Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Västberga Allé 60
126 30 Hägersten Directions View page

Viana do Castelo

Avenida do Cabedelo
4935 Viana do Castelo Directions View page

What's in it for you?

  • Our mission

    CorPower Ocean brings competitive wave energy technology to the world, unlocking one of the largest untapped sources of renewable energy - harnessing the natural power of the oceans to help us tackle climate change and achieve a sustainable low-carbon future.

    We are solving a grand challenge that no one else have cracked the code for. With growing global attention to the health of our Earth´s environment, this mission is more important than ever. We find it hard to imagine doing anything more meaningful than this!

  • Your impact

    Each team member works with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. The technical and commercial challenges you will be part of solving are complex, cutting-edge and highly inspiring . Entering the world of wave energy technology with CPO gives you a unique chance to use, improve and hone your skills.

  • Fun!

    It's not all just hard work here at CPO. In reaching our goals we laugh, we care, we are a CPO-family that enjoy both solving challenges and hanging out with each other. During the journey to complete the dream of a better future there will be lots of challenges, but also lots of fun,and tremendous sense of achievement - you don't want to miss it!

  • CPO benefits

    We offer an attractive packages including: competitive base salary, stock options , health & wellbeing support , pension plan, health insurance, and six weeks of paid vacation.

Be part of something great

We are a dynamic, supportive, fun and a truly international team of more than 10 nationalities including industry experts innovators, experienced interdisciplinary engineers and business professionals.

CPO strive to combine the best of world class knowledge from around the world with a true entrepreneurial spirit devoted to developing the best wave energy technology out there .  


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