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Renewable Energy System Specialist




Zurich, On-site


Mid-level, 3+ years of experience

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Work permit support offered


Full-time, Part-time

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Tech skills

Must have:

Nice to have:


  • Your mission at Climeworks is to enable Direct Air Capture and Storage (DAC+S) projects by developing world-class renewable and low carbon energy supply systems.

  • You analyse energy technologies, including definition of technology readiness, commercial maturity, and expected further development.

  • You provide internal guidance on worldwide market developments in the renewable energy market.

  • You optimize system design of renewable energy generation, excess heat opportunities, as well as energy conversion and energy storage technologies for Climeworks DAC application.

  • You develop and maintain a database of worldwide energy resources specific to the needs of Climeworks CDR operations.

  • You determine required contracts with local partners, such as renewable energy developers, utilities, etc.

  • You also determine major permitting requirements for the realization of all components of the developed, site-specific energy systems and manage grid interconnection processes where applicable.


  • You completed a technical university degree in Energy, Mechanical, Process, Electrical or Chemical Engineering or similar with a focus on energy education, including both renewable and conventional energy technologies as well as electricity and heat storage.

  • You have a minimum of three years' work experience in renewable energy system development, design and ideally construction as well as a fundamental understanding of Life-Cycle Assessment (LCA) for energy technologies.

  • You also gathered experience in energy markets, in particular the electricity market including negotiating power purchase agreements.

  • You have detailed knowledge of renewable energy technologies, including technical know-how, system design, maturity, availability, etc. and you acquired skills in cost modelling.

  • You take ownership of your work and operate with a high degree of autonomy.

  • You have a structured approach to problem-solving, and you thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced and interdisciplinary setting.

  • You are business fluent in English and on top of that you are motivated to travel occasionally.


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 can either be recycled and reused as a raw material or completely 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? 


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!

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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