Project Development Manager in the USA (flexible location)

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 Project Development Manager at Climeworks is to lead the development of suitable sites for our Direct Air Capture and Storage (DACS) projects in the USA.
  • You take ownership of this process by reviewing established selection criteria, selecting the suitable site in close alignment with all internal and external stakeholders and developing that site towards readiness for project execution
  • You manage stakeholder engagement activities including community outreach for the selected site
  • You establish contacts to partners, energy and service providers and lead relevant contract negotiations.
  • You regularly provide information on potential CO2 storage sites and evaluate and rank them according to projects needs.
  • You manage site visits for data gathering around geological storage and monitoring and establishing relationships with potential storage partners.

Your story

  • You hold a Master’s degree in an Engineering discipline.
  • You have 10+ years of work experience in project development of which 5 years must have been spent in the USA as Senior Project Manager or similar.
  • You have experience in managing Stakeholder & Community engagement for large-scale industrial projects in the field of CCS, with demonstrated track record of constructively incorporating stakeholder priorities into project planning.
  • You have a strong network among US-based and international site and/or project development companies.
  • You enjoy collaborating cross-functional with different departments and are well-versed with PPA negotiations, Front End Loading (FEL) processes and with contracting and handling EPCs incl. claims management.
  • You consider yourself a team player, motivator, and decision maker.
  • You are willing to travel up to 60% and on top of that you are fluent in English. Due to the high level of travel this position requires, there are no restrictions for now on where you reside in the USA.

What we offer: A great team embedded in a horizontal organization, a solution-oriented approach and a cutting-edge technology in a scale-up environment. Sounds like you? We are looking forward to get to know you! Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

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