Medium Voltage Electrical Technician

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 medium voltage electrical technician to take an important role in the construction, testing and deployment 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 related electrical works onshore and offshore.



·         Install, inspect, repair, replace, maintain, and make necessary test on all low to medium voltage wave energy converter (WEC) systems, equipment, transformers, switchgear, generators, and distribution systems.

·         Contribute to develop submarine cabling and WEC installation work packages to define scopes of work and to support the project scheduling.

·         Ensure that all assets, of the electrical offshore deployment plan, are installed to the quality and engineering standards.

·         Supervise the refurbishment and the operation of onshore project related existing assets, as well as all related power supply systems of the research centre manufacturing hall.

·         Generate effective and accurate written documents, reports, and technical drawings.

·         Interface with internal and external customers regarding the low and medium onshore and offshore electrical systems.

·         Work where necessary, with other functions, to assist in achieving overall project objectives. 

Skills and qualifications:

·         Bachelor degree, in electrical engineering, with at least 5 years working experience.

·         Medium voltage expertise, both academic and industrial, in new product development.

·         At least two years of experience on medium voltage equipment; switchgear, transformers, and generators.

·         Knowledge specific and applicable Portuguese standards related to electrical engineering, grid connection and overall electrical compliance.

·         Hands-on experience in wire assembly and cable repair, having some mechanical machine assembly experience will be a plus.

·         Ability to climb ladders, work in tight spaces and to perform tasks that require standing, kneeling, crouching, and climbing hand over hand.

·         Prepared and willing to work in challenging marine outdoor environments.

·         Besides your formal training and degree, your personality, experience, and interest in the field, having passion for technology and machines in general is also important.

·         Proficient in English, both spoken and written (colloquial and technical).

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   

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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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