Hiring Founding Marine Engineer | Seabound

Founding Marine Engineer


Date listed

2 weeks ago

Employment Type

Full time



Keywords: remote cargo element


Seabound builds carbon capture equipment for ships.

The shipping industry accounts for ~3% of global CO2 emissions. If it were a country, it would rank above Germany (the 6th largest emitter in the world).

Currently, there’s no solution for ships to go 100% clean. Alternative power sources like hydrogen, ammonia, and onboard batteries are still 10-20 years away from maturity for large cargo ships.

At Seabound, we are building a new category of climate tech: piloting a patent-pending technology that captures CO2 from a ship’s exhaust gas using lime (CaO). Our approach has the potential to be one of the cheapest, safest, and easiest solutions for zero-emissions shipping.

Roles and responsibilities

As a Founding Marine Engineer, you will have significant influence over all stages of the development process of a novel ship-based carbon capture system, from R&D, design and prototyping, to manufacturing scale up and installations.

What You’ll Do:

  • Fully own the integration of the carbon capture system with the marine vessel, from design to production
  • Design the onboard arrangement of equipment, piping and carbon storage/conveyor systems, for new builds and retrofits
  • Be responsible for the integration between the carbon capture unit and the vessel’s exhaust system and power system
  • Help define and execute on the engineering development roadmap, from prototype and pilot to manufacturing scale up and commercialization
  • Collaborate with other engineers on the team, help grow and build a strong engineering culture and team
  • Work closely with customers, suppliers, contractors and partners to accelerate product development
  • Anything else that needs to be done in an early stage startup

Skills and requirements

We are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Marine Engineering, Naval Architecture, Mechanical Engineering or related discipline plus 6+ years work experience or 8+ years relevant experience
  • Extensive experience designing, building, integrating and testing mechanical, electrical and fluid systems in marine environments
  • Strong demonstrated capability with CAD and finite element analysis (FEA) software packages
  • Experience with design for high volume production with a focus on design for manufacturability; understanding and application of GD&T
  • 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 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


  • Experience leading the development of a new hardware product/technology in the marine industry
  • Experience owning significant responsibility in a fast paced working environment
  • Experience working with classification societies for technology approval
  • Fabrication and assembly experience
  • Experience with electronics and controls
  • Experience with bulk solids handling
  • Willingness to relocate to the UK

We are hiring remotely but you might need to travel internationally for a few weeks at a time, since we have partners and workshops at various locations.

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

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