Mechanical Kinematic Engineer

Permanent contract

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Job offer published on 16 February 2023

Beyond the Sea, a human-sized company based in the Bay of Arcachon, is a start-up created in 2014 by Yves Parlier, a sailor with multiple victories in ocean races.
Today, the company develops and markets kites for the traction of pleasure boats, the LibertyKite®. This kite brings safety to sailors by allowing them to return to port in the event of engine failure or dismasting. In addition, thanks to the fuel savings achieved, it also provides the autonomy required for transoceanic voyages. At the same time, the start-up is developing the SeaKite®, an automatic kite steering system designed to pull larger boats such as pleasure craft, trawlers and merchant navy freighters, which will eventually allow them to make significant fossil fuel savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions!
Through its program, Beyond the Sea is fundamentally involved in major environmental and societal issues and therefore proposes innovative solutions, at the cutting edge of technology, which are perfectly in line with the “Blue Growth” strategy, which aims at a sustainable development and growth of the maritime sector, in search of environmental preservation.


Participate in mechanical projects within the company. The missions are very varied and depend on the different current and future projects. The missions will be concentrated around the “SeaKite” project; development of mechanical assemblies related to kite traction.

Minimum 5 years experience required.

  • Drafting of specifications
  • Computer aided design of mechanical assemblies
  • Feasibility analysis
  • Market study / relationship with subcontractors
  • Optimisation/reliability of existing systems
  • Participation in various technical meetings
  • Communicate/work with (external) technical partners
  • Teamwork / leadership skills
  • Autonomy / Curiosity / Versatility

A background in sailing and/or kitesurfing is a plus.

Hydrodynamic skills are a plus.


You will be part of a young, dynamic and passionate team, sensitive to environmental issues. You will participate in the development of the company’s global project management.


  • Full time, permanent contract
  • You will be responsible for the development of the company’s global project management.
    For travel to events, all travel, accommodation and meal expenses will be covered, as long as these expenses are validated by the team.


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