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Project Engineering Manager

Cologne, Germany
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 at Climeworks is to successfully lead Climeworks technical project team to ensure a seamless execution of DAC plants from conceptual, through Pre-FEED, FEED and Detail engineering.
  • You support to develop the European based engineering team while ensuring that all technical interfaces between the engineering team and project partners are clearly defined and properly delivered.
  • You partner with our program and project managers and subcontractors to assure the consistent and stringent plant optimization according to pre-defined metrics.
  • You establish and maintain a safety culture without compromises to ensure safe and compliant operation.
  • Within a project you manage a world-class engineering team in collaboration with the relevant program and project managers.
  • You oversee DAC plant engineering and delivery projects in alignment with Climeworks’ strategic objectives.
  • You contribute to build up and maintain required lean processes and tools for the engineering organization in alignment with the process and tool landscape of the Climeworks Group.

Your story

  • You have completed a university degree in Engineering.
  • You have 10+ years of experience in engineering management, successfully leading collocated and remote technical teams, contractors and suppliers in the refining, chemical, petro-chemical facilities and/or renewables industries’ sectors.
  • You have gained 5+ years of field experience in the process or energy industry. Preferably, you also have technical leadership knowledge in large-scale process industry projects.
  • You gained experience working in an EPC environment, managing EPCs.
  • You gained experience working with project groups, in all project phases and with the execution of full life cycle costs as well as with project scoping and participating in project risk.
  • 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 culture. You are driven by our scale-up vision and your excellent strategic, organizational and negotiation skills set you apart.
  • You are fluent in English (German would be a plus) and you are willing and able to travel up to 20%.

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:

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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