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Senior Commissioning Engineer (DCS & Controls)

Zurich, Switzerland
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 lead DCS & Controls Commissioning & Start-Up activities, ensuring seamless transition from Engineering to Operations. We develop and implement procedures for Climeworks' DCS and PLC control systems, guided by OKRs, to sustainably operate Mammoth and future Plants. Our goal is to maintain plant availability and CO2 / CDR production, meeting sales targets and realizing the Climeworks Vision.
  • You maintain a safe and compliant CSU program, fostering a safety culture without compromises.
  • You plan and execute Mammoth and future plants DCS CSU activities “end to end”, leading DCS CSU standards within the CSU Team.
  • You design, implement, execute, commission, and maintain the Mammoth Plant DCS during the CSU period.
  • You maintain the required processes and tools to manage a critical process DCS.

Your story

  • You hold a bachelor's degree or equivalent in electrical engineering or a related discipline.
  • You possess expert knowledge of Siemens T3000 DCS.
  • You have at least 6 years of experience in plant commissioning & Start Up in the process engineering industry, with at least 3 years in a senior role.
  • You have proven work experience in a scale-up and/or first-of-its-kind environment.
  • You also have a proven, multi-year track record in DCS CSU in the process engineering industry.
  • You have experience in DCS & controls engineering design, including SIF and SIL functions and in FAT and SAT procedure development.
  • You're a strong coordinator, communicator, and collaborator. You are also a structured and fast decision taker that has excellent problem-solving skills.
  • You're a continuous, persistent, and sustainable improver.
  • You're business fluent in English.
  • You are willing to travel up to 50%. Expected to be 100% based on site during the CSU period (3 to 6 months per project).

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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