Composite Manufacturing Quality Assurance

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 gamechanging performance in wave energy, your work will be watched from around the world 



We are now looking for a person with relevant experience in quality assurance coming from a  composite and manufacturing environment, with a deep understanding of testing, inspectionoverall quality assurance and certification of products, for our composite research and development activities in Portugal. This role is based in our Portuguese entity in Viana do Castelo where you will take the main responsibility for all local composite development and manufacturing quality assurance. 



  • Define and maintain quality documentation, including test plans for prototype certification, materials, product, and system acceptance. 
  • Ensure that during the manufacturing process and product design reviews, all related quality considerations are well defined and documented in quality and inspection plans.  
  • Prepare documentation and reports for certifying third parties and other stakeholders. 
  • Work closely with designers and manufacturing engineers to develop test plans and quality assurance solutions.  
  • Ensure production materials and components meet engineering and system requirements.  
  • Execute first article inspection of subcontracted parts or assemblies. 
  • Inspection and qualification of internally manufactured parts and final assemblies throughout all stages of manufacturing     
  • Work where necessary, with other functions, to assist in achieving overall project objectives. 


Skills and qualifications: 

  • Proven hands-on quality assurance experience in composite manufacturing environment. 
  • In depth understanding of the testing, inspection, quality issues and certification of composite parts, components, and structures (sandwich construction knowledge is a plus). 
  • Advanced problem solving, including analysing, investigating, following up and relentless root cause analysis skills.  
  • Ability to read and interpret design drawings, schematics, and composite manufacturing specifications. 
  • Capable of writing technical documents aimed at qualification of prototypes and product design, including test protocols, test reports and all product traceability documentation. 
  • Working understanding of assembly methods, fixtures, tooling, and fabrication methods.  
  • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline, physical science or proven professional equivalent experience in quality assurance of large and complex composite structures.  
  • More than 5 years experience at a high-end composite manufacturing related company (Wind Energy, Aeronautics, Aerospace, Yacht Racing building, etc.). 


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

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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