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Senior Instrumentation and Automation Engineer

We are looking for an ambitious person with relevant electrical engineering experience to join our international team. Do you want to take a key role in the development of wave energy?


  • Owner of the electrical instrumentation, automation and network systems within the Wave Energy Converters and the wave farm infrastructure, including control and network hardware, network configuration, emergency power system (e.g. UPS)
  • Establish requirement specifications for systems and components, such as: sensors, actuators, network equipment, digital I/O, industrial PC/PLC, etc.
  • Establish optimal network configuration through industrial fieldbus, such as: EtherCat, Modbus TCP, wireless protocols (3G, 4G, radio)
  • Design the system according to relevant standards, such as IEC, DNV-GL, etc.
  • Interface with module owners to support implementation of these requirement specifications
  • Perform electrical system design work, produce detailed diagrams using SolidWorks Electrical®
  • Produce technical documentation
  • 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
  • Support procurement activities, including component and supplier selection, manufacturing and factory acceptance testing
  • Perform assembly and testing of modules and prototypes system in our assembly hall
  • Support offshore installations

Skills and qualifications

You have a minimum of 5 years of relevant background of developing instrumentation and automation systems for industrial applications with a track record of successfully taking new products through planning, designing, manufacturing and commercialization. Having worked with harsh environments such as offshore, mining or other challenging sectors is a plus. You may have a B.Sc or a M.Sc. degree in electrical 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. 

For this role we value experience in:

  • Developing industrial systems for autonomous, reliable, responsive, real-time control
  • Previous product responsibility, from one-off prototypes to volume products
  • Applicable standards for marine environments, control systems & machine safety
  • Redundant & modular system design for high availability
  • Networking solutions based on redundancy protocols (for example RSTP & Turboring)
  • Industrial ethernet protocols (for example Profinet, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP)
  • Layer-2 handling (broadcast domain structuring, VLAN)
  • Layer-3 handling including static/dynamic routing (RIP, OSPF)
  • Integration of radio, satellite and cellular phone as redundant data links together with fibre as primary link
  • Low-level communications (AS-interface, IO-Link, serial)
  • Wireless mesh-networking

As a person:

  • you are striving for excellence, put quality into everything you do
  • you are self-motivated and hate to waste time
  • you always search for the most simple and elegant solutions to difficult problems
  • you love to learn new things, and take pride in constantly developing your skills
  • you are persistent, knowing it takes stamina to reach ambitious goals
  • you are comfortable in presenting your solutions internally and externally
  • you are data driven and strive to always back your points with a solid analysis

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



Brinellvägen 23
114 28 Stockholm Directions

What's in it for you?

  • Our mission

    We are solving a challenge which no one has succeeded in doing to date, how to harness the vast power available from ocean waves. With growing global attention to the health of our Earth´s environment and challenge to significantly reduce carbon emissions, this mission is now more important than ever. We offer you the chance to join us and help us address this challenge by bringing our unique eco-friendly technology to the world. It does not get much better than that!

  • Your impact

    Each team member works with a high degree of autonomy and flexibility, combined with great personal responsibility. The technical challenges you will be part of solving are complex, cutting-edge and highly interesting. Entering the world of wave energy converter technology development 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 fun, laughter and tremendous sense of achievement - you don't want to miss it!

  • CPO benefits

    We also offer a competitive package including: long term incentive scheme, health & wellbeing support of 5 000 SEK/year (Friskvårdsbidrag), pension plan, health insurance, six weeks vacation and more....

Be part of something great

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

CPO combine the best of world class knowledge from around the world with a true entrepeneurial spirit devoted to developing our new WEC technology.  


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