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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 info@sea-kit.com

FULL TIME OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

We are looking for a new USV Technician to join our operations team. The right candidate will be adaptable, organised, enthusiastic and have a genuine interest in future maritime technology. This ‘hands on’ role will involve building, maintaining and operating our 12m, 15m and 18m USVs (from both remote and local control stations). The successful candidate will work closely with the technical team on the development, integration and testing of new technology and be heavily involved in the fit-out of new builds.

 

The role is primarily based in Tollesbury (Essex) and Ipswich (Suffolk) and may involve some international travel. Applicants will need to live within commutable distance of Tollesbury and hold Yachtmaster Offshore qualification at a minimum. Good mechanical skills are required and a good grasp of IT is desirable.

 

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

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FREELANCE USV OPERATORS/MASTERS

We are recruiting for freelance Uncrewed Surface Vessel (USV) Masters to take complete and full responsibility over our USVs from an on-board control position during testing and sea trials.

 

Normally, SEA-KIT USVs are remotely controlled with all navigational decisions made from a Remote Operations Centre (ROC). However, during new vessel testing and sea trials, there is always a qualified master and crew onboard who are responsible for the safe navigation of the vessel. Although not always in control (but with the ability to take control instantly as required), the master filling this role will be required to keep a constant lookout and monitor all situational awareness systems, making navigational decisions if required.

 

Click here for a full job description and/or submit applications to Ash Skett, Operations Director.

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MARINE TECHNICAL SUPPORT ENGINEER

We are seeking a highly skilled and dedicated Marine Technical Support Engineer to join our dynamic team. In this role, you will be responsible for providing technical assistance and support to customers operating uncrewed surface vessels (USVs). You will primarily handle customer inquiries and issues via email, ensuring prompt and effective resolution to maintain customer satisfaction.

 

This role requires a strong understanding of marine technology, exceptional problem-solving abilities and excellent communication skills.

 

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

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MARINE ENGINEERS

We are looking for experienced marine engineers with sound experience in: propulsion systems (electric); diesel engines and generators; fuel systems; HVAC systems; water cooling systems; plumbing and deck fit out.

 

Ideal candidates will have experience working on aluminium vessels in the commercial marine sector. Coded aluminium welding skills would be a bonus. The roles are based onsite at SEA-KIT's production facility in Tollesbury, Essex.​

To find out more please contact Anthony Harrington, Senior Project Manager.

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JUNIOR SOFTWARE ENGINEER

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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