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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’. The company also played an important role in the 2022 Tonga Eruption Seabed Mapping Project, using USV 'Maxlimer' to survey inside the caldera of a recently-erupted subsea volcano.

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


This is an ideal role for a developer at the beginning of their career to get involved in building the bespoke remote control system for our leading Uncrewed Surface Vessels (USVs). 


The successful candidate will be responsible for designing and implementing new features as well as maintaining existing ones, which will involve gathering requirements and seeking feedback from operators of the vessel and the rest of the technical team.

This role requires a passion for 'clean code' and software craftsmanship.


To find out more please contact Peter Walker, Technical Director.

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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.



A skilled and motivated Project/Build Manager is required to manage vessel design, build and class approval. The role reports to the commercial director. Key responsibilities include:


  • Project management of design and build ensuring delivery to client specifications, on time and within budget.

  • Management of internal project members, internal/external stakeholders, subcontractors and suppliers.

  • Liaising directly with classification societies to ensure the vessel is designed and built in accordance to class rules.

  • Developing and maintaining project schedule and documents and ensuring these are communicated with relevant stakeholders.

  • Co-ordinating with suppliers and procurement team to ensure goods and services are delivered on time.

  • Tracking costs of various elements of design and build in accordance with company accounting principles.

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

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