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Senior Regulatory Specialist

Louisiana, 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 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 support project development in the United States by managing the regulatory and permitting aspects of new projects and for the expansion of existing facilities.
  • You develop and execute project-specific regulatory and permitting plans, including meeting relevant environmental assessment process requirements.
  • You support the project team by identifying relevant regulatory requirements and permits to enable construction and start of operation of new projects and expansion of existing facilities.
  • You identify the regulatory and permitting risks and trade-offs related to project decisions.
  • You coordinate communication between external consultants, external stakeholders (including regulators), and Climeworks to prepare for and participate in any environmental assessment process (federal or state level), and public review for new projects.
  • You prepare the handover package of permits and approvals identifying compliance requirements, and commitments to external stakeholders, all of which must be managed by Climeworks’ Operations.
  • You work closely with the Community Engagement Specialist to identify environmental assessment and regulatory requirements for external engagement and to manage the QA/QC of reporting on engagement to regulators.
  • You work closely with the Community Engagement Specialist at external events as the subject-matter expert on regulatory matters.

Your story

  • You hold a bachelor’s degree in social science, engineering, or sciences.
  • You have at least 8 years of experience in a relevant sector managing the regulatory and permitting aspects of projects.
  • You have experience managing the federal and/or state environmental assessment processes for medium and large-scale projects as well as experience working with regulators to understand regulatory requirements and translating regulators’ needs to the Project Team.
  • You have experience working with multi-disciplinary project teams to identify regulatory requirements and permits to enable compliant construction and operations activities.
  • You are adept at identifying, assessing, and managing risks related to regulatory, permitting and environmental assessment matters.
  • You are comfortable communicating with external stakeholders to understand their interests and identify and implement mitigation measures, as needed.
  • You can communicate complex, technical information to regulators and the public.

Disclaimer: You are living in Southwest Louisiana (in Calcasieu, Cameron, Allen, Beauregard, or Jefferson Davies parish) or are willing to relocate there for this position.

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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