Help to change the world by becoming a part of the renewable energy revolution! Ocean Power Technologies (“OPT”) is the leader in innovative ocean wave energy conversion technologies and products known as the PowerBuoy™. Its PowerBuoy systems convert the heaving motion of ocean waves into reliable and persistent electric power. We are aggressively commercializing our PB3 PowerBuoy to a variety of markets including offshore oil and gas, meteorological and oceanic monitoring, defense and security, and communications.


  • Work in a multi-disciplined team environment with highly qualified professionals.
  • Drive business priorities, program execution needs, and a systems view of problem solving while executing detailed engineering activities in their specific field of expertise.
  • Work together with peers, the Mechanical Engineering Manager, Program Managers, Operations, purchasing and other managers and leaders within the business.
  •   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:
    • 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)
  • Self-starter and strong work ethic and who displays our company core values


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


Ocean Power Technologies offers a competitive compensation package including base salary, a health benefits package including dental and vision, 401k plus company matching, paid annual vacation, sick leave and holidays. The successful candidate will also be eligible for OPT’s annual bonus and company stock equity awards.


OPT’s New Jersey headquarters. Relocation assistance will be considered.