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Senior Process Engineer

Reykjavik, Iceland
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 operate, maintain, and enhance our DAC Plants with a focus on OKR-driven sustainability, ensuring CDR production to meet sales targets and fulfill the Climeworks Vision.

  • You ensure a safe and compliant plant operation, fostering a safety culture without compromises.
  • You analyze Orca & Mammoth plant data, staying at the forefront of knowledge. You design, execute, and validate improvement projects based on your findings.
  • You conduct investigations to pinpoint root causes of process and performance issues in Orca & Mammoth plants. You are also responsible for implementing effective solutions.
  • You report daily on key performance indicators (KPIs) related to Orca & Mammoth plant systems, covering OEE, energy efficiency, and operating costs.
  • You maintain the necessary processes, tools, and models essential for supporting successful Orca & Mammoth plant operations.
  • You provide day-to-day support to the plant operations team, sharing your process knowledge to enhance both plant performance and safety.

Your story

  • You hold a bachelors degree or equivalent in process engineering, chemical engineering, or a related discipline.
  • You possess over 6 years of experience in plant operation and maintenance within the process engineering industry.
  • You have demonstrated work experience in a scale-up and/or first-of-its-kind environment.
  • You exhibit a proven track record in the operation and maintenance of processes within the field of process engineering.
  • You boast a track record in process engineering or chemical engineering design.
  • You are a proactive problem solver, applying first principles and proven root cause analysis techniques.
  • You are data-driven and proficient in processing large datasets to extract meaningful insights.
  • You have developed and maintained process simulations.
  • You are a continuous improver, with experience in designing and deploying engineering improvements to processes and running plants.
  • You are skilled in developing and reporting on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • You openly share knowledge and communicate clearly.
  • You are a keen collaborator, bridging departments and expanding internal networks.
  • You are business fluent in English.
  • You are prepared to travel 10-20%.

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 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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