Available positions

Be part of the transition

Do you want to contribute to making the world a better place for future generations? Would you like to be part of the transition towards truly sustainable shipping? We are building a team with that in focus. We are looking for people with a passion for what they are doing and with a drive for positive change!

Performance Engineer

AlfaWall Oceanbird AB is a 50/50 joint venture, owned by Alfa Laval and Wallenius but operated as an independent company. We are developing wind power solutions that will revolutionize shipping – an industry that is responsible for 3% of global greenhouse gas emissions. If the shipping industry was a country, it would be the sixth biggest polluter, that we are going to change!

The Customer Project department holds the responsibility for executing wing sail installations, in addition to conducting preliminary studies for installing wing sails on existing and newbuilds. Throughout the entire installation process, our team is committed to engaging with customers and design firms at the utmost technical proficiency, ensuring excellence in every phase.


About the job

Currently, in the initial stages, we are actively seeking an individual with expertise in developing simulation models. This person will assist us in effectively demonstrating the performance of our wing sails. The primary objective of the simulation model will be to accurately predict force equilibrium for specific vessels and various wing sail installations across different operational areas while minimizing the power requirement.


Key tasks:

  • Development of simulation models for performance prediction and performance monitoring.
  • Owner of toolboxes related to PPP (Power Prediction Program)
  • Aerodynamic models of wing sails and vessels
  • Hydrodynamic models of hull and rudder
  • Engine and propeller models
  • Weather statistical models
  • Routing models.
  • Reviewing and managing stakeholder requirements.
  • Support sales with technical input and expertise.


What you know

  • Hold a master’s degree or PhD in naval architecture, aerodynamics, or hydrodynamics.
  • Fluent programming skills using MATLAB and Python.
  • Optimization algorithms.


Who you are

  • Strong team player, you thrive working together with other people and competences in reaching a common goal and contribute to sustainable shipping.
  • Self-going and self-motivated.


For more information, please contact
Emil Kotz, Customer Project Manager +46 762 381 989
Regina García Moguel, Talent Acquisition Partner, regina.garciamoguel@alfalaval.com


Union information
Francisco Garcia, Akademikerföreningen,  +46 733 995 684
Tommy Bruzell, Unionen, +46 730 918 153



We review applications continually so please send in your application as soon as possible but not later than 18th of June. We don’t accept applications sent directly via email.


The Oceanbird team

The Oceanbird team could be hundreds and even thousands of people. Without our partners, consultants, investors, parent companies and Oceanbird ambassadors, we would never have gotten this far.
However, they wouldn’t fit into one screen so here is the core team, and channels where to find them.


Meet the team

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