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Project Controls, Planner

Austin, United States
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 450 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 at Climeworks is to report to the Project Manager, the Project Planner develops and maintains (monitoring and updating) an integrated master schedule for each project to ensure successful development and execution of DAC plants.
  • You are responsible for preparing project progress and performance evaluation reports.
  • You identify potential scheduling delays and facilitate remedial action. 
  • You collaborate with project managers, technical project managers and department heads to develop and maintain an Integrated Master Schedule for each project to support proposals, project development and execution.
  • You work closely with Project Manager and team members to ensure schedules are accurate and comprehensive, and include milestones, activities and associated durations, dependencies, predecessors, successors, lag time, and all other pertinent project data to allow for monitoring and control.
  • You ensure accurate resource planning and validate schedule logic, activity durations, float allocation and critical path identification.
  • You liaise with the Engineering, Supply Chain, Construction, Operations, Finance, Contractors and any other project specific stakeholders, whose actions may impact project plan/progress/schedule, to devise, agree and carry on any mitigation action.
  • You introduce a planning strategy for future major projects.
  • You prepare month end reports/corporate dashboards and management presentations.
  • You determine (with input from key stakeholders), implement and maintain planning and schedule software for Climeworks.
  • You develop and continue to improve upon, scheduling processes, templates, project status, status report and dashboards.
  • Implement and analyze KPI's to better understand and monitor the supply chain.

Your story

  • You have a B.Sc. degree or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a related discipline.
  • You possess a demonstrated experience > 5-8 years of project experience in Project Planning and execution and professional use of project scheduling software, such as Primavera P6 to setup, maintain, monitor and report status of large CAPEX projects.
  • You demonstrated understanding of Earned Value (EV) management principles and their application to complex projects.
  • You have experience working in an EPC environment, as well as relevant knowledge working in at least one process engineering industry (refining, chemical, Petro-Chemical facilities and/or renewables industries)
  • You bring knowledge and experience in implementing industry standard change management processes.
  • You have onsite project experience and basic-knowledge in construction works.
  • You have experience working in an EPC environment.
  • You are a strong coordinator, communicator and collaborator.
  • You can direct contractors related to schedule control and change management.
  • Effective technical writing skills, structured and fast decision taker, strong problem-solving abilities.
  • You are willing and able to travel up to 30%, time at site required during construction and commissioning.
  • You are fluent in English; German would be a big 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 foster a positive, purpose-driven, and inclusive culture. We care about the well-being of our Climeworkers and offer:

  • Paid time off, including vacation.
  • Flexibility to occasionally work remotely and adjust working hours.
  • RSUs, making you a shareholder in our company.
  • A competitive 401k plan and comprehensive health insurance, including dental coverage for you and your dependents.
  • A horizontal organization, a supportive team, and a dynamic, innovation-focused environment.

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: 

Diversity and Inclusion:

At Climeworks, we celebrate diversity and 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 make a difference.

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