Mechanical Assembly Engineer

Closing date: 
May 28, 2021
Portaferry, Northern Ireland

POSITION: Mechanical Assembly Engineer


LOCATION: Portaferry, Northern Ireland

REPORTING TO: Operations Manager

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Please send your CV and a cover letter in English to by the 30th of April 2021. Mark your application “Mechanical Assembly Engineer”.

QUESTIONS: Contact the Operations Manager Louise Marsden at or +44 1407 762907.

Join us on an irresistible engineering journey

We are looking for an experienced Mechanical Assembly Engineer or Technician who is driven by the desire to minimise the global carbon footprint and inspired by the challenges involved with moving technology frontiers forward. As Mechanical Assembly Engineer at Minesto, you will be part of an international team working together towards the commercialisation of a ground-breaking renewable energy technology with global expansion potential.

Join us on an irresistible engineering journey and on our mission to build a more sustainable tomorrow by enabling clean and commercially viable electricity generation from the ocean.

The role

You will be working at our Test Site based in Portaferry, with close working relationships with colleagues in Sweden and Wales. The role will require occasional business trips to visit these sites.

Your work will include supporting developing design and manufacturing mechanical solutions to improve existing assemblies on our quarter scale prototype kite, generating new solutions both in-house and outsourced.  You will undertake mechanical construction, fabrication and assembly works, ensuring that all mechanical components are correctly assembled and tested.

You will form part of the test and deployment team of our quarter scale kite identifying and promoting improvements in the kit handling onshore and offshore.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assembly, testing and commissioning of all mechanical parts 
  • Participate in commissioning activities onshore and offshore
  • Provide offshore deployment support for the power plant
  • Generate reports and procedures as required
  • General boat duties to include skippering
  • Support Health & Safety processes at the Test site

Your profile

Key Qualifications

  • BTEC L3 and or HND or similar in Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum five years of relevant experience


  • Offshore experience 

More information and apply

The role is a full-time position based at Minesto’s Test Site Facility in Portaferry, Strangford Lough, Northern Ireland. 

Apply by sending your CV and cover letter to no later than the 30th of April 2021.

For more information, please contact Louise Marsden: or +44 1407 762907 .

Minesto considers Equal Opportunities to be of strategic value in its organisational model. We expect equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment. As such, Minesto opposes all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination of individuals.

About Minesto

Minesto is a leading marine energy technology company with the mission to minimise the global carbon footprint of the energy industry by enabling commercial power production from the ocean. 

Minesto’s award winning and patented product, Deep Green, is the only verified marine power plant that operates cost efficiently in areas with low-flow tidal streams and ocean currents.

With more than €40 million of awarded funding from the European Regional Development Fund through the Welsh European Funding Office, European Innovation Council and InnoEnergy, Minesto is the European Union’s largest investment in marine energy to date.

Minesto was founded in 2007 as a spin-off from aircraft manufacturer Saab. Today, listed on the Nasdaq First North stock exchange with more than 50 employees and operations in Sweden, Wales, Northern Ireland, Faroe Islands and Taiwan. Minesto is a driving force in the creation of an emerging renewable energy industry.