Senior Researcher Techno-Economic Assessment (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 own the development, improvement and maintenance of new cost and performance models as well as complete Techno-Economic Analysis (TEA) tools.
  • You work in close collaboration with the Technology, Plant Engineering, Operations and Product teams and successfully identify new optimization, growth or cost reduction avenues for Climeworks technologies.
  • You lead the assessment of novel DAC product or process schemes in terms of economic, environmental and technical benefits using streamlined methodologies.
  • You manage collaboration with internal and external partners to further complement Climeworks own TEA related development activities.
  • You generate new ideas and concept to improve Climeworks IP portfolio.
  • You stay abreast of all new relevant development in the field and provide competitive assessment.

Your story

  • You hold a university degree at MSc or PhD level in process engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, business, finance, economics or a related field at the intersection of technology and economics.
  • You bring advanced knowledge in techno-economic analysis and are familiar with chemical process development & modeling.
  • You have at least 3 years’ work experience in a similar role.
  • You have good understanding of new technologies’ economic impact, knowledge and hands-on experience with NETL’s Quality Guidelines for Energy System Studies is a big plus.
  • You take ownership, prefer detail-oriented work and thrive working in an interdisciplinary team.
  • You are fluent in English. German is beneficial but not required.

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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