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We provide hi-tech, robust Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) solutions to the maritime and research industries and aim to be the UK’s leading USV designer and developer, focused on over-the-horizon deployment of systems and sensors for a number of use cases. These include maritime logistics, environmental management and the security and monitoring of offshore assets, as well as marine inspection and efficient survey of the ocean floor.

Our team is sharply focused on driving down the cost of geo-data collection and reducing the sector’s carbon emissions. Among many notable achievements, SEA-KIT was part of the winning team of the Shell Ocean Discovery XPRIZE in 2019 and in 2020 completed a 22-day Atlantic mission with its USV ‘Maxlimer’.

We are building on the momentum of 2021 capability demonstrations and strengthening the team in preparation for exciting new projects and the continuing build programme  for our commercial customers.

Current live requirements will be detailed here so check back regularly to see if any match your skill set and experience. Alternatively, you can send a speculative application, including full CV and cover letter, to


The SEA-KIT Operator has complete and full responsibility over the USV when they are on watch. SEA-KIT USVs are remotely-controlled and all navigational decisions are made from the Remote Control Centre (RCC).


This position involves constant management and observation of all situational awareness features and making navigational decisions to direct the vessel as required. A SEA-KIT Operator will have sea-going experience and qualifications that would be required if they were to be in charge of an equivalent manned workboat.


To find out more please contact Ash Skett, Operations Director.



This varied role's key responsibilities include liaising with Project Managers to collate and process information, accurately recording and distributing meeting minutes and actions, supporting with HR tasks, collating timesheets and accounting reports, assisting with HSE and raising quotes, purchase orders and invoices as required. 

Diary management for Directors, travel arrangements, general office administration and ad-hoc project support also make this a varied and interesting role for an outgoing team player.


We are ideally looking for someone with experience in a similar position (at least three years), sound knowledge of MS Office, strong multi-level communication skills and proven organisational ability.

To find out more please contact Liam Campbell, Commercial Director.

Curriculum Vitae