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Floating Structures Engineer at Aeon Energy

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  • London
  • fulltime
  • ₤30,000 - ₤50,000 a year
  • -
  • Do you love the Maldives? Seychelles? Bora Bora? What about the thousands of other places around the world burning diesel every day so that they can keep the lights on?

    Well, we do! That’s why we’re trying to help them.

     

    Who we are

    We’re AEON Energy, and our mission is to enable every community in the world to generate and store their own local, clean energy.

    We have started with Islands.

    With our small team, we hope to improve the lives of millions who live there by providing them access to reliable and renewable electricity. To achieve that, we are developing an innovative product that allows islands to generate energy from multiple sources without occupying a single square foot of land space.

    We have just won a prestigious Innovate UK ENERGY CATALYST ROUND 9 grant in partnership with our International Consortium and raised a Seed funding round to match it. This will enable us to develop our solution further, test it and instal a pilot off the coast of sunny Ungoofaaru (feel free to google it).

    The good news is you can be a part of this. You can have the opportunity to travel to some of the world’s most beautiful places whilst working to save them. Just imagine it for a moment. Better than being stuck working in a dull office, isn’t it?

    What you will do

    Your primary job will help us refine our product’s structure and use simulations and physical modelling to test and de-risk it ahead of our pilot installations. Your responsibilities would include the following:

    • Refining the design according to the project’s constraints, such as optimizing for modularity, durability, and cost.
    • Model the wave-structure interactions for possible sea states to ensure the robustness of the design.
    • Define key manufacturing processes and materials in collaboration with our Asian manufacturing partner.
    • Work in Collaboration with our Consortium members to design and plan the wave basin experiments.
    • Among others.

    You’ll be expected to help us manage subcontractors, both in the UK and abroad, where we will have the support of both ours and the vast Energy Catalyst network. Furthermore, we are working closely with the UK’s leading wave energy lab, and you will be expected to liaise with them to leverage their experience and input so that we make the best possible product.

    Who we are looking for

    Main Requirements

    • Passionate about small islands and sustainability
    • Advanced degree (e.g., BEng, BSc, MEng) in Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Mechanics, Wave-Structure Interaction, or other technically relevant fields.
    • Experience with OrcaFlex® or other dynamic analysis simulation software package
    • Experience with Wave Energy
    • Have the Right to Work in the UK

     

    Preferred candidates would:

    • Have experience with floating/offshore energy
    • Have experience in the design and maintenance of renewable energy systems.
    • Possess Relevant Knowledge About the Oscillating Water Column Wave Energy Conversion Mechanism
    • Based in London (although we’re open to hybrid/remote work)
    • Not afraid of making mistakes – and learning from them
    • Eager to work in a small team
    • Good under pressure

     

    What you will get

    • £30,000 to £50,000 a year, plus share options
    • Travel around the world – starting with a visit to the Maldives in Q1 2023
    • Be a part of building a company from an early stage (and all the professional and financial gains associated with it);
    • Boost R&D skills.
    • Get a chance to participate in the development of a game-changing product.
    • Witness your thoughts and ideas profoundly impact our work.

     

    Finally, a word of warning.

     

    This will not be an easy job. Attempting to do something this innovative on a limited budget, I can guarantee you that we will face several setbacks. So, if you are looking for a cosy 9 to 5, this position is not for you.

     

    However, if you yearn for a chance to make a difference and are not intimidated by stepping outside of your comfort zone, please apply. We’d love to meet you.

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