Senior Composite Manufacturing Engineer

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 now looking for a Senior composite manufacturing engineer to take an important role in the construction and testing of our full-scale wave energy converter. This role is based in our Portuguese entity in Viana do Castelo where you will take the main responsibility for all composite related tasks.



  • Support the company composite product projects from design, fabrication, modification and evaluation of parts, components, and tooling.
  • Analyse and recommend design changes for manufacturing optimization, cost reduction and quality improvement.
  • Manage your modules to meet performance, schedule and budget targets. 
  • Produce technical documentation. 
  • Provide technical assistance to project members on related tasks.
  • Significantly contribute on technology transfer tasks and projects.
  • Prepare and present engineering detail and design reviews.
  • Perform assorted job-related duties, as assigned.
  • Prepare, develop, and implement manufacturing standard work practices.
  • Support pilot installations in the field.


Skills and qualifications

  • Engineering degree with emphasis on composites and 5 to 10 years related industry experience (Wind Energy, Aeronautics, etc.).
  • Experience with composite design and prototype fabrication.
  • Strong history of the design and implementation of large composite structures.
  • Familiarity with test methods relevant for composite materials.
  • Hands-on experience with fabricating parts by filament winding, hand-layup and VARTM: skill at using basic shop and composite process equipment.
  • Experience in mechanical systems, besides composites: metal structures, mechanisms, dynamics, etc.
  • Experience with CAD technology (solid modelling and drawing creation).
  • Filament winding machine programming and operation is a plus.
  • Familiarity with core material thermo-forming is a plus.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and understand priorities, based on project schedule.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills (English is a must).
  • Ability to develop documentation (reports, drawings, etc.) and engineering presentations.
  • Committed to HSE standards and good practices


As a person:

  • you are striving for excellence and put quality into everything you do
  • you love to learn new things and take pride in constantly developing your skills
  • you 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!

Viana do Castelo

4900-530 Viana do Castelo Directions View page

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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