The team at Mocean Energy

The Team

At Mocean Energy our knowledge, expertise and desire to learn, adapt, test and improve are central to the company’s ethos and success.

Our clear, logical thinking and pragmatic flexibility extend beyond our smart computational approach and pioneering product development.

We combine real-world experience with an inclusive, common sense business model to ensure the company adapts quickly and evolves to support its mission.

Everyone at Mocean Energy brings energy, enthusiasm and ideas alongside an outward-facing focus and rigorous business, scientific and engineering expertise.

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Cameron McNatt

Founder and Managing Director

Cameron is an experienced innovator in ocean energy with a 15-year track record of business success and academic excellence. He has Master of Ocean Engineering from Oregon State University and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh where his thesis examined the cylindrical wave field of floating bodies and resulted in new methods for evaluating wave farms.  Prior to undertaking these post-graduate studies, Cameron worked as s a naval architect writing software for ship simulations. He also has a BSc from Yale University, majoring in electrical engineering, and is a keen sailor who has crossed the Atlantic under sail.

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Chris Retzler

Founder and Technical Director

Chris has unparalleled experience in the design, development and deployment of full-scale wave energy machines and is co-founder of Mocean Energy. For 12 years Chris was principal scientist at Pelamis Wave Power where he oversaw the development of the Pelamis wave energy converter from concept design through to multiple full-scale operational devices. In that time Chris provided wave resource assessment data and scientific R&D to address and resolve engineering challenges. Chris has a PhD in Ocean Engineering from the University of Edinburgh alongside a BA in Energy Systems from Evergreen University, USA and a BA in Chemistry from Oxford.

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Jon Clarke

Project Manager

Jon is a senior project manager with experience in oil & gas, renewable energy and public events. Before joining Mocean Energy, Jon was Innovation Development Officer for Community Energy Scotland. Previously, Jon has worked as Senior Operations Manager for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Ceremonies, Project Director for environmental arts charity NVA, and Instrument Engineer for Talisman Energy’s Flotta Catchment Area. Jon has an MSc in Renewable Energy Development from Heriot Watt University and a BEng (Hons) in Electronic Engineering with Management Studies from University College London.


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Yan Gunawardena

Site Operations Manager

Yan is a practical problem-solving specialist with long experience in renewables in the marine environment. Prior to joining Mocean Energy, Yan was responsible for testing wave energy company Albatern’s first full-scale Squid 6 prototype across multiple deployment sites on the west coast of Scotland. Yan’s experience also includes working for Edinburgh Designs, overseeing the workflow on the installation of numerous of custom-built wave tanks around the world including FloWave in Edinburgh, the Nantes Wide Tank in France and the Marin Depressurised Wave Basin, Holland.

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Gabriel Scarlett

Numerical Modeller

Gabriel has a PhD in Marine Engineering and a MEng in Mechanical Engineering with Renewable Energy, both from the University of Edinburgh. His expertise in fluid mechanics and numerical methods led to the development of specialist software for ocean engineering applications. During his PhD he built a numerical model to investigate the unsteady hydrodynamics of tidal turbine blades during waves and turbulence. These have been used to unravel for the first time the unsteady hydrodynamics along the span of a full-scale tidal turbine blade.

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Andrea Caio

Research Engineer

Andrea is currently undertaking a four-year EngD through the EPSRC-supported IDCORE programme, which aims to train world-class industrially focussed doctoral engineers via applied research with renewable energy firms. He holds a MEng in Engineering Science from Oxford University and won the IMechE 2013 Top Student Award for achieving highest grades in a Mechanical Engineering focussed course. A keen sportsman, Andrea also speaks numerous languages which he has honed during multiple experiences abroad.


Work with us

Although we do not currently have any vacancies, we are always keen to hear from suitably qualified people who would like to become part of our team.

Please send your C.V. to us in confidence at jobs@mocean.energy