Plant Layout & Design Engineer 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 at Climeworks is to arrange and work on plant layouts for our Direct Air Capture (DAC) plants. 
  • You will create and develop plant layout concepts for our DAC plants, both 3D modelling and drawing. 
  • You design and implement 3D model planning principles, meet safety requirements as well as requirements for functionality, logistics, and ease of assembly. On top of that, you create the maintenance plant concept.
  • You will coordinate the plant design with process engineering and integrate the various component drawings required for this purpose, which come from multi-disciplined engineering suppliers.
  • In addition, you will coordinate external partners and EPC Contractors along the life cycle project plus supporting the engineering team by reviewing and following up on all the related plant layout documentation.
  • You will participate in design reviews and contribute to technical and operational activities related to optimizing process plant layout, constructability, as well as maintenance and operational requirements.
  • You have the chance to work on site at times to provide construction support where needed.

Your story

  • You have a Bachelor's or Master's degree in mechanical engineering paired with 6 years relevant work experience.
  • You possess good knowledge of international standards, codes and regulations for process plants.
  • You are well skilled in design software and 3D modelling applications such as BIM tools, Autodesk 3D, etc. 
  • Experience in using VR techniques to demonstrate and review the 3D planning is considered an advantage. 
  • You consider yourself a flexible, adaptable, and reliable person. 
  • You show creativity and risk-taking when it comes to design work.
  • On top of that you are fluent in English, any other language is considered a plus. 

What we offer: We care about our employees, that is why we offer extra days off at Christmas and New Year, parental leave and the opportunity to attend language courses. Have we caught your interest? Apply now by filling in the online application form and uploading your complete dossier to our careers portal:

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