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Structural Design Engineer

Austin, 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 lead DAC advancements in the USA. Coordinating structural design, conducting independent analysis, and applying engineering judgment, you'll contribute to sustainable projects with a focus on Texas and Louisiana.
  • You will support the design and construction of diverse DAC projects, encompassing new developments and retrofits in the USA.
  • You, in collaboration with multidisciplinary project teams, will coordinate structural design, working with professionals in Architectural, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical, and Piping/Plumbing (MEP) disciplines.
  • You will conduct structural analysis and design for concrete and steel structures, independently creating supporting structural calculations.
  • You will make technical assumptions independently and exercise engineering judgment, and draw conclusions to complete assigned work.
  • You will perform fieldwork independently or in collaboration with the design team.
  • You will work on structural projects with limited supervision.
  • You apply your working knowledge of building codes and structural design standards in Texas and Louisiana is a key part of your role.
  • You will actively support the preparation of design drawings, plans, sections, details, and schedules.

Your story

  • You hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Structural Engineering.
  • You have at least 4-6 years of experience in structural design within commercial, industrial, or manufacturing industries, you bring valuable expertise.
  • You have the registration in Texas and/or Louisiana as a Professional Engineer (PE) with an active NCEES record is a requirement.
  • You are expected to possess in-depth knowledge of building codes and regulations, including those specific to Texas and Louisiana, such as the International Building Code (IBC).
  • You have experience in conducting structural analysis and design in seismic regions.
  • You are familiar with one or more industry-standard software such as AutoCAD or Revit.
  • You have the ability to collaborate with a diverse team.
  • You are detail-oriented and technically proficient, with the ability to see the big picture.
  • You have strong multitasking skills and adaptability to rapidly changing project requirements and timelines.
  • You have the ability to uphold standards and escalate issues in a timely fashion.
  • You are self-directed, highly motivated self-starter with solid writing and verbal communication skills.
  • You have the ability to work independently with minimal oversight.
  • You have a strong desire to be part of a world-class team focused on achieving exceptional results.

Disclaimer: You are living in Austin, Texas 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.

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

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