Project Manager (Kansas City, Missouri)

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 is removed from the air by safely storing it underground, permanently.

Founded in 2009 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 spearheading the DAC industry globally. It has the world’s largest DAC facility and storage installation in operation and a team of over 300 Climeworkers determined to contribute to a net-zero future.

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
  • Climeworks is a vertically integrated innovative company in Direct Air Capture (DAC). We invent the technology, design & manufacturing the OEM product, and integrate the product into an operating DAC plant.
  • Your mission at Climeworks is to successfully lead a Climeworks Project team & EPC contractors team to execute DAC plant megaprojects in the USA.
  • You have scope, cost, schedule & quality responsibilities for the Project, while managing project risks and implementing mitigation plans to ensure a successful start-up of the facility.
  • You manage internal and external project interfaces to ensure safety & compliance, as well as efficient and effective project execution to meet Climeworks aggressive scale-up roadmap.
  • You effectively manage project teams through the project life cycle: engineering, procurement, fabrication, construction, and commissioning and start-up with a core focus on people and leadership culture.
  • You deliver projects in alignment with Climeworks’ strategic objectives.

Your story

  • You have 10-15 years of project management experience in industrial gas processing, chemical facilities, and/or renewables industries’ sectors.
  • You gained experience working in an EPC environment, managing EPCs. Client & contractor experience is preferred.
  • Experience working on at least one process engineering industry (industrial gases, refineries, chemical, petro-chemical facilities and/or renewables industries) sector project as an Owner or Owner’s representative.
  • You are comfortable defining engineering deliverables, you are up to date on business processes and aware of best practices on mega projects.
  • You are a true leader and role model, a crisp communicator that easily enables fast decision-making throughout the company, and you effectively manage and influence stakeholders of multi-disciplined professionals.
  • You are a promoter of open communication and can create a positive work culture.
  • You are driven by our scale-up vision and your excellent strategic, organizational and negotiation skills set you apart.
  • You are willing and able to travel extensively during construction, commissioning & start-up phases of a project. Co-location at the engineering contractor will also be required during design.
  • You are fluent in English; German would be a plus.

Disclaimer: You should be willing and able to commute regularly to our current office location in Kansas City, Missouri.

What we offer:
At Climeworks we live a positive, purpose driven, and unique culture where the wellbeing of our Climeworkers is key. This is why, we provide paid time off including vacation and sick leave. As we know that work-life-balance is something very important to show the best of yourself at work, we offer the possibility to occasionally work remotely and flexibility in terms of working time. Every permanent Climeworker also becomes a shareholder of our company by receiving RSUs. Furthermore, we offer a competitive 401k plan as well as comprehensive health insurance including dental coverage for you and your dependents. You will join 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:

Our promise: At Climeworks, you are accepted for who you are.
As part of our ongoing journey towards creating a diverse and inclusive environment - we encourage everyone to apply! All qualified applicants are considered for positions, so bring along your knowledge, personal experiences, and fresh perspectives, and together we can solve one of humankind’s greatest challenges. We look forward to getting to know you!


We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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