CCS Site Specialist in Cologne or Zurich (80 - 100%)

Ready to join a team of visionaries who is dedicated to solving one of humankind’s greatest challenges?

Get to know Climeworks

Climeworks removes CO₂ from the air to fight global warming and protect future generations to come.

We develop, build and operate direct air capture (DAC) machines which capture CO₂ directly from the air. The captured carbon dioxide can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded by engineers, Christoph Gebald and Jan Wurzbacher, Climeworks was built with a mission to inspire 1 billion people to remove CO₂ from the air, and is now the leader in carbon removal technology.

A true climate pioneer, Climeworks is featured as a TIME100 Influential Company 2022 and Global Cleantech 100 Company 2022, driving a revolutionary technology engineered to solve the most pressing issue of our time.

We foster a dynamic environment and are building a global purpose driven team. We are looking for disruptive thinkers, passionate achievers and inspiring leaders that are ready to take on the world’s greatest challenge.

Will you join us? 

Your mission

Job description
  • Your mission as CCS Site Specialist is to enable Climeworks’ Roadmap by finding the most promising DACS sites worldwide and develop them into project-ready sites.
  • You take ownership of this process by evaluating sites according to established selection criteria such as the suitability of storage, renewable energy supply and by collaborating cross-functional with different departments.
  • You review existing regulations and laws and proactively apply for any required permits.
  • You will keep the data base of geological storage (“permanent sinks”) opportunities up to date and evaluate as well as rank them according to Climeworks' needs. 
  • An important part of your position is to create a list of developers and service providers globally and establish great relationships with partners, energy and service providers.
  • In this position you will also conduct site visits for data gathering and monitoring.

Your story

  • You have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in a technical field or earth sciences.
  • You have min. 2 years of work experience with international regulatory frameworks of underground operations, ideally CO2 storage.
  • You have professional knowledge of supply, storage and conversion technologies for energy with focus on renewable sources.
  • You have a professional or at least a scientific understanding of CO2 capture and storage value chain and in particular CO2 transport, storage, and monitoring. 
  • You are able to communicate and transmit complex technical content with critical public perception, ideally geological CO2 storage.
  • You are willing to travel up to 10% and on top of that you are fluent in English. Good command in German is a plus.

What we offer: A horizontal organization, a great team, an improvement-oriented approach, and a scale-up venture with an innovative technology. Sounds like you? We are looking forward meeting you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

Disclaimer: The percentage in the job title means that for this vacancy, you can decide if you want to be employed on a full-time or part-time basis, depending on what works best for your needs.

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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