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Policy & Government Affairs Manager Canada

Ottawa, Canada
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
  • Your mission is to enable Climeworks’ entry and growth in Canada, with a pronounced emphasis on policy and building government support, as well as project development activities, at both the federal and provincial levels.
  • You spearhead the advancement of public funding and enabling policies for Climeworks’ business in Canada, ensuring a robust policy support environment.
  • You actively build and nurture relationships with key stakeholders and influencers. You create and leverage coalitions and collaborations to advance real policy outcomes.
  • You engage with political and bureaucratic government officials, Indigenous peoples and communities, environmental organizations, and industry leaders to build support for Direct Air Capture (DAC) and the policies needed to deploy it.
  • You represent Climeworks as a spokesperson and advocate in events, conferences, and in national and local media to increase awareness and understanding of DAC technology among key opinion leaders
  • You monitor and submit written input to relevant political and scientific initiatives, such as stakeholder consultations and scientific white papers.

Your story

  • You are highly motivated by Climeworks’ mission and by the chance to be part of a rapidly-scaling company.
  • You are an accomplished policy professional with demonstrated political acumen and a proven track record of policy wins. Additionally, you have a solid understanding of climate and energy policy and technology space. 
  • You are an expert at navigating the political landscape in Canada, including the interaction between climate, energy and economic policies and provincial-federal dynamics. Thanks to your expertise you can proactively identify and anticipate political and climate-related trends and challenges.
  • You confidently navigate and engage with the full diversity of civil society, demonstrating interpersonal skills and high emotional intelligence. You have knowledge of the diverse First Nations, Métis and Inuit histories, cultures, traditions, beliefs and protocols.
  • Your exceptional communication skills make you a natural networker and an effective representative and advocate for Climeworks and allows you to express complex and technical concepts in accessible and persuasive ways. You have a track record of building enduring working relationships with key decision-makers, stakeholders and influencers.
  • You are comfortable managing complex projects within a team and across units and time zones.
  • You possess a Master's degree in Public Relations, Economics, Environmental Science, Engineering, Climate Policy, or a closely related field.
  • You are based in Western Canada or Ottawa, are willing to travel up to 40%, and you are fluent in English. Additional fluency in French or other languages is a plus.

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 career’s 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!

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