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Naval Architect


Position: Naval Architect/Structural Engineer

Location: Oakland, CA

Terms & Benefits: Full time, available immediately

How to Apply: Submit CV, cover letter and portfolio to

Subject Line: Naval Architect


Position Details

CalWave’s mission is to bring superior wave technology to the market worldwide empowering coastal communities to transition to a fully sustainable and reliable power supply. CalWave is seeking a dynamic and innovative Naval Architect/Structural Engineer to further advance CalWave’s proprietary and high-performance wave energy converter technology to multi-unit commercial scale deployments.

The selected individual will work closely with CalWave engineers and CalWave’s world class industry and R&D partners (including UC Berkeley, Sandia National Labs, NREL, and others) to lead the system structural design of CalWave’s Wave Energy Converter hull and support design evolution and refinement of overall system architecture and associated systems. The ideal candidate has industry and/or project expertise in naval architecture and structural engineering and can demonstrate superior skills in CAD designing, structural design, design for manufacturing, structural analysis including FEA for strength, buckling and fatigue analysis, hydrodynamic stability of ocean going structures and vessels.


  • Design and engineering of offshore structures with focus on performance, fabrication and cost optimization.
  • Life cycle analysis of mechanical components and structures for marine applications.
  • Static and dynamic nonlinear structural analysis – ultimate and fatigue strength, FEA
  • Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications
  • Supplier management and management of PLM systems.
  • Preparation of fabrication drawings for offshore structures
  • Support team in all aspects of concept development, analysis, design and specification.
  • Support systems engineering efforts, participate in design reviews.


  • Minimum qualifications MS (or BS with relevant experience) in naval architecture or ocean engineering or related field
  • 3-5+ years of experience in marine industry
  • Proficient with CAD e.g. Inventor, Solidworks, AutoCAD, Rhino, etc.
  • Experience in FEA such as ANYSYS, ABAQUS or others
  • Experience with hydrodynamic analysis software AQWA, WAMIT®, etc.
  • Experience with standards for offshore structures such as IEC TS 62600, ABS FOWTI/FPI/MODU, BV ROU, DNV OS and/or API RP2A
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Passionate team worker with self-starter and entrepreneurial sprit


Location & Benefits:

Oakland, CA (Currently WFH). Full-time. Competitive salary and equity options depending on experience. A health care supplement is included. Dynamic and impactful work environment.

Access to state of the art machine shop and training options (metal shop, mill, CNC, waterjet, welding, 3D printing, others).

Equal Employment Opportunity:

CalWave Power Technologies Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

At CalWave, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. CalWave is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Company Background:

CalWave’s vision is to reverse climate change and preserve global biodiversity through the renewable and sustainable power of ocean waves. Our mission is to bring superior wave technology to the market worldwide empowering coastal communities to transition to a fully sustainable and reliable power supply. Our proprietary wave energy converter technology achieves high performance while surviving storms and extreme conditions by operating fully submerged at all times.

CalWave’s Major Milestones:

Wave power has the technically achievable potential to power 20-30% of US and EUs electricity needs. According to the US DOE, the US Wave Energy Technical Resource Total is 898-1229 TWh/year (22-30% of demand).

Environmental impact and sustainability are a critical concern of CalWave. The 2018 State of Knowledge For Environmental Effects and the 2016 State of the Science report summarizes and places in context information about the environmen­tal effects of marine energy systems, to the extent that the information is currently available.