Mechanical Design Engineer



Positions: Mechanical Engineer

Location:Oakland, CA

Terms& Benefits:Full time, available immediately

How to Apply: Please with CV, Cover Letter and Portfolio

Position Details: CalWave’s mission is to provide a solution to secure clean, affordable and reliable electricity and freshwater for coastal communities. CalWave is seeking a dynamic and innovative Mechanical Engineerto further advance CalWave’s proprietaryand high-performancewave energy converter technology to a commercial unit.

The selected individual will work closely with CalWave engineersand CalWave’s world class industry and R&D partners (including UC Berkeley, Sandia National Labs, NREL, others)for the systems design (ranging from mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls and software design), manufacturing and testing of our drive train test bench and support activities leading towards manufacturing, build-out, and pre-deployment testing of our upcoming open water demonstration prototype. The ideal candidate should have industry and/or project expertise in mechanical engineering and demonstrate superior skills in CAD designing, systems engineering, product development, fabrication and machining, and assembly and commissioning of complex mechanical systems.


●Design, fabricate and test of mechanical equipment from defining specification through quoting, procurement, assembly, bench testing, optimizationand documentation.

●Drive architectural and design decisions from a holistic perspective to produce reliable mechanical and electrical systemstoadvance the overall system architecture.

●Directly support systems engineering efforts, participatein design reviews.

●Life cycle analysis of mechanical components and structures for marine applications.

●Static and dynamic nonlinear structural analysis -ultimate and fatigue strength, FEA

●Design and test load, strain, and other measurement systems and data analysis.

●Ability to perform quality reviews for detailed engineering documents and specifications

●Supplier managementand management of PLM systems.

●Support team in all aspects of concept development, analysis, design and specification.

●Support procurement activities including component and supplier selection, manufacturing and factory acceptance testing of modules

●Support pilot installations in the fieldAdditional duties include supporting CalWave staff with the design and concept development of the next generation utility-scale drivetrain and associated design andtesting.Willingness to take on tasks outside your usual domainand strong team playerspreferred.

Who should apply: Recent graduates with a B.S. (or higher) in Mechanical Engineering, and candidates with other degree disciplines and mechanical design experiences. CAD proficiency is essential, and experience in fabricating, assembling, and commissioning mechanical components and systems is a big plus.Industry or applied experience, or work with on a practical engineering design teams is preferred.Experience with drive train design, power electronics, mechatronic systems preferred.

Location & Benefits: Oakland, CA. Full-time. Competitive salary and equity options dependingon experience. A health care supplement is included. Dynamic and impactful work environment. Snacks & coffee. Access to state of the artmachineshopand 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 employmenteligibility verification document form upon hire.

Background:CalWave Power Technologies Inc. (CalWave) is developing a game-changing next generation and patent pending Wave Energy Converter (WEC) to harness the vastly available, predictable and stable energy from ocean waves to serve coastal communities. CalWave spun out from UC Berkeley, graduated from Cyclotron Road at the end of 2016and was awarded by DOE US Wave Energy Prize. In 2017, CalWave was awarded for a multi-million demonstration contract by the US DOEand received support byBreakout Labs and the Sustainable Ocean Alliance. In January 2019, CalWave received an additional multi-million dollar award by DOE contract to build a commercial scale drive train in parallel to our open water demo.

Wave power has the technically achievable potential to power 20-30% of US and EUs electricity needs.Accordingto the US DOEthe Wave Energy Technical Resource Total USis 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 EFFECTSand 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 iscurrentlyavailable.