Team Lead Plant Design (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 at Climeworks is to develop and lead our Plant Design unit, making sure it delivers on all project and product requirements.
  • You will make sure the Plant Design team members deliver their highest quality work and meet all relevant technical standards.
  • You are responsible for project staffing, quality assurance, development and documentation of efficient work processes and provide guidance on opportunities for optimization and improvements.
  • You make sure that you have adequate resources and a balanced mix of seniority in the team to ensure that the design, engineering, and documentation scope for projects is delivered as per specification, at high quality and in compliance with safety standards.
  • You will provide guidance for the product improvement plans for our DAC systems, while striving for continuous optimization of the Process Plant with regards to functionality, serviceability, series production, transport, on-site installation and commissioning.

Your story

  • You have completed a Master’s degree or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or any related discipline.
  • You have at least 8 years of work experience in the machine or plant construction industry, with 2 years in leadership or management roles.
  • You are familiar with current standards and directives in mechanical and plant engineering.
  • You take ownership, are driven and result oriented, holding yourself and others accountable for success.
  • You are a team builder and player, that has strong communication skills and works seamlessly across organizations.
  • You are fluent in English.

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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