Ocean Career: Robotics and Controls Engineer at 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.

Earlier this year, we proved the concept on land and secured 6 LOIs (Letters of Intent) from major shipowners to purchase our systems from 2024 onwards. In the next 12-18 months, we will develop and demonstrate our first capture unit at sea. We are now building a founding team of engineers to help realize and demonstrate this new category of maritime climate tech.


As a Robotics and Controls engineer, you will own the design, testing, and optimization of the hardware and code that run our carbon capture systems, from R&D and prototyping, to manufacturing scale-up and installations. The hardware and code you develop will directly prevent greenhouse gas emissions from entering the atmosphere and be instrumental in decarbonizing the shipping industry.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, develop and manage the software and control system of Seabound’s ship-based carbon capture system
  • Contribute to the testing and optimization of the carbon capture process on our land-based prototype unit
  • Architect, write and debug both Linux/Windows software and PLC code, emphasizing organization, structure, maintainability, and safety
  • Choose components and define the system while balancing specifications, requirements, simplicity, cost, and schedule
  • Collaborate with other engineers on the team; contribute to growing and building 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


We are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in electrical/computer engineering, robotics, mechatronics, computer science or related discipline plus 3+ years work experience
  • Extensive experience in robotics, test systems, process, automation and/or machine design, with safety at the forefront
  • Software development experience in both Linux and Windows; Python and C/C++ experience
  • Experience designing and tuning PID & model-based controllers across a variety of systems, including implementation considerations such as deadzone compensation, rate limiting, anti-windup, etc.
  • PLC programming experience (ideally IEC61131 LAD, FBD, and ST)
  • Mechanical/thermal/fluidic system modeling & simulation experience using MATLAB/Simulink, Python, or another numerical simulation environment
  • Experience programming open source single board computers and microcontrollers, such as Arduino/Raspberry Pi, in addition to other common MCU platforms (e.g. STM32)
  • Experience in system identification, model construction, simulation, and tuning of complex control loops
  • Hands-on experience building electro-mechanical systems
  • Experience in electrical drafting and wiring diagram creation
  • 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

Location: London, UK

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