Electrical Engineer
London, United Kingdom
Junior +1 · Full time
Posted 16 days ago


The shipping industry is notoriously difficult to decarbonize, accounting for ~3% of global CO2 emissions. If it were a country, it would be the 6th largest emitter in the world (ranking just above Germany).

Recent global regulations from the International Maritime Organization require ships to reduce their CO2 emissions by 40% by 2030, but there are currently no clean solutions available for them to do so. Alternative power sources like hydrogen, ammonia, methanol, and onboard batteries are still 10-20 years away from maturity for large ships and energy efficiency solutions can only reduce 5-10% of CO2 emissions.

About Seabound

Seabound captures CO2 emissions from ships.

We are building a retrofittable device that traps the CO2 from a ship’s exhaust gas. It has the potential to be one of the simplest, safest, and most affordable solutions for zero-emissions shipping.

To date, we have proven the concept on land and tested our capture device on a 3200 TEU container ship. We have secured 6 letters of intent from major shipowners to purchase our systems, raised ~$4.5M USD from top investors including Lowercarbon Capital and Y Combinator, and won a competitive grant from the UK government in the Clean Maritime Demonstration Competition. We are now recruiting an Electrical Engineer to join our engineering team to help optimize and scale this new category of maritime climate tech.

Roles and responsibilities

To support our mission of decarbonizing shipping, you will be a key member on a team responsible for bringing Seabound’s first-of-its-kind onboard carbon capture equipment from proven prototype to scalable product. You will own the full development life cycle of key electrical systems, through the design, analysis, prototype, test, manufacturing and installation phases. Your work will directly prevent greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere and be instrumental in bringing the shipping industry to net zero.

What You’ll Do:

  • Size and design electrical power systems, cabinets and related equipment; perform analytical calculations using a variety of approaches (hand calcs, simple programs, analysis software, etc) to ensure requirements are met

  • Perform electrical system studies, such as load flow, voltage drop, short circuit, selective overcurrent device coordination and arc flash

  • Review internal and external designs for code compliance, good design practices and manufacturability; use a first principles approach to simplify where applicable

  • Own procurement, build and commissioning while working with suppliers and contractors as necessary to support manufacturing and meet product delivery timelines

  • Collaborate closely with other engineers on the team; contribute to growing and building a strong engineering culture and team

  • Anything else that needs to be done in an early-stage startup

Skills and requirements

We are looking for:

  • Degree in electrical engineering and 2+ years of experience in an industrial electrical engineering role designing electric power distribution, building electrical systems and/or marine electrical systems

  • Strong engineering fundamentals in electrical and power systems

  • Hands-on experience building and testing real world systems

  • Experience with electrical system design and analysis software such as SKM Power*tools or ETAP

  • Knowledge of relevant standards, codes and regulations

  • Someone who is resourceful, ambitious, excited to tackle hard problems that no one has solved before, and holds themselves and others to a high standard

  • Someone who is passionate about decarbonizing the shipping industry and tackling the climate crisis

  • Ability to operate effectively with high degrees of uncertainty and to execute on tasks against tight timelines and aggressive schedules

  • (Bonus but not required) familiarity with Python, C++, MATLAB or another programming language

  • (Bonus but not required) experience leading the development of a new hardware product/technology

  • (Bonus but not required) experience owning significant responsibility in a fast-paced working environment

Seabound is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strive to create an environment that is inclusive to all employees.

We capture CO2 emissions from cargo ships
Size:  1-10 employees
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