OPT Careers


US-Based Opportunities

 

OPT Inc. (US) offers highly competitive salary and benefit packages, including stock options,
401(K) plan, plus bonus program for new patents.

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Systems Engineer

Electrical Engineering Manager

Send resume, cover letter and recent salary history in confidence
to hr@oceanpowertech.com or by fax to 609-730-0404, Attn: Human Resources.

 

UK-Based Opportunities

 

OPT Limited (UK) is the successful growing European business of the company. Based in Warwick the company has responsibility for activity in Europe, which presently includes projects in the UK, Spain, Portugal and France. The company continues to increase its market potential and is now looking to recruit a number of people to join the current team in taking this successful business to the next stage of development.

Send your CV and covering letter to recruitment@oceanpowertech.com










Senior Mechanical Engineer

 

The Senior Mechanical Engineer is a motivated, creative, experienced engineer and leader with a focus on cutting edge mechanical engineering technologies and capabilities as they relate to power systems deployed in ocean environment, machine design, advanced materials such as composites, complex metal structures design, analysis and manufacturing, hydrodynamics, high voltage and high power packaging, to name a few. The Senior Mechanical Engineer is expected to work in a multi-disciplined team environment with highly qualified professionals. As such, he/she drives business priorities, program execution needs, and a systems view of problem solving while executing detailed engineering activities in their specific field of expertise. Works together with peers, the Mechanical Engineering Manager, Program Managers, Operations, purchasing and other managers and leaders within the business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Define mechanical system requirements, identify critical technical paths, and assess key technologies
  • Work with system engineers to develop product design specifications and performance requirements
  • Design mechanical components, modules, and systems for various assigned projects with a focus on meeting all performance requirements while designing for manufacturability (DFM) and design to cost (DTC)
  • Assess design performance and reliability using hand calculation, FEA, fatigue, statistics, etc.
  • Create product design validation approach and experimental setups
  • Support fabrication of prototype systems
  • Identify, quantify, and implement tools, methods, processes and equipment which improve the quality, reliability and productivity of the department
  • Participate in technical marketing and proposal preparation
  • Coordinate with the Program Managers to ensure a clear set of objectives, tasks and deliverables are defined and well understood within the framework of the business objectives associated with the program(s).
  • Accountability for delivering on all priorities, assignments, and program/business expectations 
  • Support the development and implementation of a Risk Management based system solutions, as defined by the high level program objectives and customer (internal/external/market) product/solution application 
  • Support and/or coordinate product and technology development reviews in accordance with the company’s Engineering development process (Stage Gate Process)
  • Ensure all technical documentation is generated and reviewed in accordance with company’s Engineering process, and Program/Customer contract deliverables/expectations
  •  Support the planning of all development 
  • Promote a safe working environment as well as a stringent focus on risk understanding, reporting and management, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design to Cost (DTC) without sacrificing quality and reliability.

REQUIRED DESIGN EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

  • Prefer Power Systems/industrial background in heavy electro-mechanical and mechanical equipment and operations (heavy machinery, large welded structures, dynamics analysis, fatigue assessment, corrosion prevention, hydraulics, rigging, electric power generation and distribution, high-voltage packaging, and marine operations)
  • Prefer marine experience - spent time in the marine or offshore industry with knowledge of techniques, practices, vessels, equipment.
  • Demonstrated track record of challenging status-quo, continuously seeking business execution improvement (leaner, faster, and better)
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership, accountability, and ownership
  • Ability to think out of the box and work with executive management to define and implement business growth strategies
  • Software Capability- Ansys, SolidWorks (preferred), ProE, OrcaFlex, , MS Project, macro programming (C# / VB)

EDUCATION:

  • Degree in Mechanical, Structural, Marine Architecture engineering or related discipline (BS minimum, MS preferred) or
  • 10 years of hands-on engineering development experience

 

Electrical Engineering Manager

 

The Electrical Engineering Manager is a motivated, creative experienced engineer and leader with a focus on inter-department and multi-disciplined team coordination and cooperation. He/she drives business priorities, program execution needs and a systems view of problem solving while executing detailed engineering activities in their specific field of expertise. Works together with the Vice President of Engineering, Program Managers, Operations, purchasing and other managers and leaders within the business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Coordinate with and support the Vice President of Engineering to ensure department objectives, plans and priorities are communicated, understood and implemented.
    • Day to day task management and prioritization within the preset business and Engineering priorities
    • Management role with respect to certain projects/programs as needed
    • Support the development of resource plans, budgets, short, mid and long term engineering resource/expertise/skill/training needs
    • Support the development, implementation and sustainment of Engineering processes and procedures
    • Coordinate with the Program Managers to ensure a clear set of objectives, tasks and deliverables are defined and well understood within the framework of the business objectives associated with the program(s).
    • Accountability for delivering on all priorities, assignments, and program/business expectations 
    • Coordinate the development and implementation of a Risk Management based system solutions, as defined by the high level program objectives and customer (internal/external/market) product/solution application 
    • Coordinate product and technology development reviews in accordance with the company’s Engineering development process (Stage Gate Process)
    • Ensure all technical documentation is generated and reviewed in accordance with company’s Engineering process, and Program/Customer contract deliverables/expectations
    •  Support the planning of all development activities and ensure execution within defined schedule, budget, resource loading, milestones and deliverables
    • Support hiring and managing of contractors towards project/contract goals: Coordinate scope of work and technical requirements definition, as well as follow-up.
    • Promote a safe working environment as well as a stringent focus on risk understanding, reporting and management, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design To Cost (DTC) without sacrificing quality and reliability.

REQUIREMENTS:

    • 10 years of hands-on engineering development experience
    • Prefer Power Systems/industrial background in heavy electro-mechanical and mechanical equipment and operations (hydraulics, welding and steel structure fabrication, pumps, compressors, rigging, electric power generation and distribution, Power Electronics and marine operations)
    • Prefer marine experience- spent time in the marine or offshore industry with knowledge of techniques, practices, vessels, equipment.
    • Demonstrated track record of challenging status-quo, continuously seeking business execution improvement (leaner, faster and better)
    • Demonstrated track record of leadership, accountability, and ownership
    • Ability to think out of the box and work with executive management to define and implement business growth strategies
    • Familiarity with UL, CE, IEEE and other standards
    • Software Capability: Power Systems/Electronics/Controls simulation and analysis tools such as Matlab, Simulink, Spice, OrCAd…or similar, MS Project, macro programming (C# / VB)

EDUCATION:

  • Electrical Engineering Degree with a focus on high voltage power systems, controls and power electronics (BS minimum, MS preferred)

 

Project Manager

 

The Project Manager is a motivated, creative experienced engineer and leader with a focus on inter-department and multi-disciplined team coordination and cooperation. He/she drives business priorities, program execution needs and a systems view of problem solving while executing detailed engineering activities in their specific field of expertise. Works with the Vice President of Engineering, Program Managers, Operations, purchasing and other managers and leaders within the business.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Coordinate with and support the Vice President of Engineering to ensure department objectives, plans and priorities are communicated, understood and implemented
    • Day to day task management and prioritization within the preset business and Engineering priorities.
    • Lead and manage assigned projects/programs
    • Support the development of resource plans, budgets, short, mid and long term engineering resource/expertise/skill/training needs
    • Support the development, implementation and sustainment of Engineering processes and procedures
    • Coordinate with peers, Engineering Manager, Operations, Purchasing, Contracts and others to ensure a clear set of objectives, tasks and deliverables are defined and well understood within the framework of the business objectives associated with the program(s)
    • Accountability for delivering on all priorities, assignments, and program/business expectations 
    • Coordinate the development and implementation of a Risk Management based system solutions, as defined by the high level program objectives and customer (internal/external/market) product/solution application 
    • Coordinate product and technology development reviews in accordance with the company’s Engineering development process (Stage Gate Process)
    • Ensure all technical documentation is generated and reviewed in accordance with company’s Engineering process, and Program/Customer contract deliverables/expectations
    • Support the planning of all development activities and ensure execution within defined schedule, budget, resource loading, milestones and deliverables
    • Support hiring and managing of contractors towards project/contract goals: Coordinate scope of work and technical requirements definition, as well as follow-up.
    • Promote a safe working environment as well as a stringent focus on risk understanding, reporting and management, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design To Cost (DTC) without sacrificing quality and reliability

REQUIREMENTS:

    • United States Citizen
    • Prefer Power Systems/industrial background in heavy electro-mechanical and mechanical equipment and operations (hydraulics, welding and steel structure fabrication, pumps, compressors, rigging, electric power generation and distribution, Power Electronics and marine operations)
    • Prefer marine experience- spent time in the marine or offshore industry with knowledge of techniques, practices, vessels, equipment.
    • Demonstrated track record of challenging status-quo, continuously seeking business execution improvement (leaner, faster and better)
    • Demonstrated track record of leadership, accountability, and ownership
    • Ability to think out of the box and work with executive management to define and implement business growth strategies
    • Software Capability: MS Word, Excel, MS Project, Outlook, Power Point

EDUCATION:

  • Engineering degree (BS minimum, MS preferred)
  • 10 years of hands-on engineering development experience

 

Senior Systems Engineer

 

The Senior Systems Engineer is a motivated, creative, experienced engineer and leader with a focus on cutting edge multi-disciplined systems engineering technologies and capabilities as they relate to hydrodynamics of floating bodies, signal processing such as time series analysis, spectral analysis, filter design (Kalman and such), control systems and complex electro-mechanical systems deployed in ocean environment. The Senior Systems Engineer is expected to work in a multi-disciplined team environment with highly qualified professionals. As such, he/she drives business priorities, program execution needs, and a systems view of problem solving while executing detailed engineering activities in their specific field of expertise. Works together with peers, the Advanced Technology Group Manager, Program Managers, Operations, purchasing and other managers and leaders within the business.



RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop product design specifications and performance requirements
  • Develop, test, and implement control algorithms
  • Develop and use existing software tools for applications such as simulations of performance of controlled system
  • Produce clear, comprehensive system-level specifications with input from mechanical and electrical teams
  • Manage task effort and priorities; communicate results clearly to expert and non-expert audiences
  • Lead/Support design and analysis of components, modules, and systems for with a focus on meeting all performance requirements while designing for manufacturability (DFM) and design to cost (DTC)
  • Create product design validation approach and experimental setups
  • Support fabrication of prototype systems
  • Identify, quantify, and implement tools, methods, processes and equipment which improve the quality, reliability and productivity of the department
  • Participate in technical marketing and proposal preparation
  • Coordinate with the Program Managers to ensure a clear set of objectives, tasks and deliverables are defined and well understood within the framework of the business objectives associated with the program(s)
  • Accountability for delivering on all priorities, assignments, and program/business expectations
  • Support the development and implementation of Risk Management based system solutions, as defined by the high level program objectives and customer (internal/external/market) product/solution application
  • Support and/or coordinate product and technology development reviews in accordance with the company’s Engineering development process (Stage Gate Process)
  • Ensure all technical documentation is generated and reviewed in accordance with company’s Engineering process, and Program/Customer contract deliverables/expectations
  • Support the planning of all development
  • Promote a safe working environment as well as a stringent focus on risk understanding, reporting and management, Design for Manufacturability (DFM), Design to Cost (DTC) without sacrificing quality and reliability

REQUIREMENTS:

  • United States Citizenship
  • 10 years of hands-on engineering development experience
  • Preferred design experience includes: Hydrodynamics of floating bodies; Signal processing such as time series analysis, spectral analysis, filter design (Kalman and such); control systems and complex electro-mechanical systems deployed in ocean environment; Power Systems/industrial background in heavy electro-mechanical and mechanical equipment and operations (heavy machinery, large welded structures, dynamics analysis, fatigue assessment, corrosion prevention, hydraulics, rigging, electric power generation and distribution, high-voltage packaging, and marine operations)
  • Demonstrated track record of challenging status-quo, continuously seeking business execution improvement (leaner, faster, and better)
  • Demonstrated track record of leadership, accountability, and ownership
  • Ability to think out of the box and work with executive management to define and implement business growth strategies
  • Software Capability - Should include several of the following: Simulink, Matlab, Ansys, SolidWorks (preferred), ProE, OrcaFlex, MS Project, macro programming (C# / VB)

EDUCATION:

  • Degree in Electrical, Mechanical, Controls or related discipline (MS minimum, PhD preferred)