Mechanical Engineer

Nairobi /
Field Operations /
/ On-site
About Us 
Climate change is the defining challenge of our time. In addition to deep and widespread emissions reduction, the IPCC estimates that we need 10 billion tons of negative emissions by mid-century to stave off planetary crisis. This means capturing CO2 from the atmosphere and permanently storing it. Our goal at Cella is to provide a safe and secure way to permanently store CO2 at the scale needed to make a positive impact on the earth’s climate. We do this by accelerating a natural process that transforms carbon dioxide into rock, harnessing the planet’s own powers to combat climate change. We’re creating the world’s most efficient mineralization process, which means lower costs and environmental impacts, enabling us to scale to climate-relevant impact within a decade. Our technology also opens up possibilities for carbon removal in new geological contexts, creating opportunities to grow carbon removal around the world, from Kenya`’s Rift Valley to the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
At Cella we are committed to principles of equity, diversity, and inclusion, and we believe that the only way to achieve our mission is through realizing this commitment in all aspects of our work. As a company guided by science and innovation, we recognize that research shows us that the best ideas result from teams with a range of backgrounds and experiences working together in an environment that allows them to harness the creative power of diversity. We especially encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. 
The Role
Cella is looking for a new team member who is driven to contribute to climate recovery and work with us on the international growth of Cella. Cella is creating the world’s most efficient injection process for carbon mineralization, which means lower costs and environmental impacts, enabling us to scale to climate-relevant impact within a decade. As our Mechanical Engineer, you will be at the center of this effort, directly involved in designing and constructing the injection system. We are looking for a candidate with strong technical skills and experience in EPC project management to serve as the focal point for the company in integrating science, design engineering, and construction to bring our technology into the world. As a first-of-its kind position the selected candidate will be key to Cella’s growth and will have the potential to grow along with the company.

What you will do

      Working closely with the Chief Science Officer and science team to support the design of injection system components.
     Support Project Manager in estimating budget and scope of project and procuring engineering services for design and construction of injection systems components.
      Manage and oversee the output from engineering contractors in charge of building the injection system from detail design through commission and start up; evaluate final product’s overall performance, reliability and safety.
      Provide ongoing maintenance support for the injection system, including regular monitoring of system performance and functionality.
    Design and implement adjustments to injection system to optimize performance under the direction of the Chief Science Officer.
      Prepare product reports and documentation.

What we're looking for

      BSc degree in Engineering.
      Experience in EPC on-site work, project management is a plus.
      Demonstrated analytical skills, design skills, and a knack for creative problem solving.
      Ability to communicate technical knowledge in a clear and understandable manner.
      Prior experience in the energy or CCS sector is appreciated but we’re also open to candidates from other earth science research and industries.

Why you should join Cella

      Ability to make an impact: There is no greater challenge or opportunity than fighting climate change and this job gives you the opportunity to make a difference in this fight. As a venture-backed company in an exciting field, we’re charting a course to store over a billion tons of carbon by mid-century. With this first-of-its-kind role you can make a large impact on shaping the direction of this journey.
      Work with a world-class team and partners: we are some of the top experts in carbon mineralization in the world, combined with a track record of delivering impact at scale. We’re working with some of the world’s pioneering companies in the climate tech space, and our early customers include Stripe and Shopify as part of the first tech-based carbon removal project in Africa.
      A competitive salary and generous benefits.

Please note: while we appreciate all applicants, only those chosen for an interview will be contacted by our team.