Skip to content

Senior Manager Plant Design

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 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 ensure Climeworks' competitive advantage by identifying and delivering best-in-class plant design solutions for mechanical, civil, structural, piping and plant arrangement engineering together with your team to meet project and overarching cost reduction goals.
  • You hire, build, lead and foster collaboration and employee development of a highly qualified team of 10+ engineers in Switzerland, Germany and the US.
  • You are responsible for project staffing, quality assurance, development and documentation of efficient work processes and provide guidance on opportunities for optimization and improvements.
  • You make sure that you have adequate resources and a balanced mix of seniority in the team to ensure that the design, engineering, and documentation scope for projects is delivered according relevant codes, at high quality and in compliance with safety standards.
  • You strive for continuous optimization of the process plant with regards to total cost of ownership, manufacturability, transportability, constructability, functionality, serviceability and commissioning in collaboration with other plant engineering disciplines.
  • You define and enforce technical standards, tools and methods in your field.
  • You ensure industrialization and supply chain efficiency according to the Climeworks scale-up roadmap while adhering to cost targets.

Your story

  • You hold an advanced degree in mechanical engineering or similar.
  • You have at least 12 years of work experience in the machine, oil and gas or plant construction industry.
  • You gathered a minimum 5 years in a leadership position (direct reports).
  • You are familiar with current standards and directives in mechanical and plant engineering.
  • You take ownership, are driven and result oriented, holding yourself and others accountable for success.
  • You are a team builder and player, that has strong communication skills and works seamlessly across organizations.
  • You bring a proven track record to lead and successfully conclude plant design cost reduction initiatives.
  • You are fluent in English.

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!

We do not accept candidate profiles from agencies for our positions.

Apply for this position

Explore more

At Climeworks, we believe the people make all the difference. Discover other opportunities and learn more about our team, our technology and our culture.

No cookies = No worries: We don’t use 3rd party cookies and only use the cookies we strictly need to keep our website functioning. Our website usage data is 100% cookie-less, anonymized, safely stored in Switzerland and under our full control. For more information, please check out our privacy notice.