Renewable Energy System Specialist 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 enable Direct Air Capture and Storage (DAC+S) projects by developing world-class renewable and low carbon energy supply systems.
  • You integrate these energy generation systems, heat supply systems and energy storage technologies for the application for Climeworks DAC plants with high availability and time-matched energy supply.
  • You analyze low carbon energy supply system technologies for their technical and commercial maturity and development trajectory.
  • You provide guidance to the Project Development Unit on market developments in the renewable energy market worldwide.
  • You develop and maintain a database of worldwide energy resources specific to Climeworks’ needs for DAC+S operations.

Your story

  • You completed a technical university degree in Mechanical, Process or Chemical Engineering or similar with a focus on energy education, including both renewable and conventional energy technologies as well as electricity and heat storage.
  • You have a minimum of three years' work experience in renewable energy system development, design and/or construction as well as a fundamental understanding of Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) for energy technologies.
  • You have detailed knowledge of renewable energy technologies, including technical know-how, system design, maturity, availability, etc. and you acquired skills in cost modelling.
  • You take ownership of your work and operate with a high degree of autonomy.
  • You have a structured approach to problem-solving, and you thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced and interdisciplinary setting.
  • You are business fluent in English and on top of that you are motivated to travel occasionally.

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:

We do not accept candidates from agencies for our positions.

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