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Welcome to Arctic Reflections: Empowering Impact through Innovation
Arctic Reflections isn’t just a startup; it’s a bold journey towards restoring Arctic Sea ice and combating global warming. We’re committed to creating an impact and shaping a sustainable future for our planet.
At Arctic Reflections, we look for individuals with a drive to make a difference. You’ll be empowered to explore, experiment, and pioneer solutions that challenge convention. Your contributions will directly impact our mission, allowing you to see the fruits of your labor in real-time.
We encourage autonomy, initiative, and resourcefulness. Every team member at Arctic Reflections has the chance to stretch their skills, take on new responsibilities, and contribute meaningfully to our collective goals. It’s an environment where your ideas are valued, and your initiative drives progress.
We offer a chance to immerse yourself in cutting-edge research and hands-on field tests. You’ll work alongside experts in various fields, learning and growing through practical experiences that are both challenging and rewarding.
If you’re passionate about making a tangible impact on the world and eager to drive your own growth, join us on this thrilling expedition towards a sustainable future.
Engineering Lead / Director
The Engineering Lead / Director will be responsible for further designing the system at scale, which we aim to use in a large-scale demonstration project in the Arctic.
This will involve setting up requirements of the integrated system, incorporating learnings of our small-scale field test, and designing the most optimal set-up for the system. It will include (clean) power generation, pumping, movement in or over the ice, distributing water on the ice and monitoring by satellite & smart buoys – all considering the extreme Arctic conditions. The role also involves selecting vendors and equipment, (initiating) contract management and shaping the engineering team as we grow.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a climate-tech startup at an early stage, with an ambitious mission to preserve the Arctic Sea ice. You will be working closely together with the 2 founders, who have some scientific background and work together with the TU Delft and outside advisors but lack engineering experience themselves. Depending on the candidate’s capabilities and aspirations, there’s potential for this position to evolve into the CTO role.
Suitable candidates will have the following experience and qualities:
- Master’s degree in engineering from a Technical University
- Significant work experience within the maritime/offshore industry, dredging industry or any related industry
- Previous experience in leading the technical design from a large engineering project from first design to final delivery
- Knowledge of ice dynamics and/or hydrodynamics will be a plus
- Hands-on self-starter and able to work within a fast-paced and challenging environment
- Creative problem solver
- Able to work with many things unknown and still getting things done
- Affinity with the Arctic and an intrinsic motivation to work on our bold mission
- A valid European work permit is required for this position
- This position will require business travel, including to Arctic regions
- Hybrid work environment, based in The Netherlands
What we offer
As a mission-driven start-up, we offer you being part of an exciting, impactful journey and adventure, and the opportunity to actively help shape this. In terms of compensation, we can offer a combination of salary and equity, depending on the candidate’s preference and experience level.
We will be happy to get to know you. Please send us an email at email@example.com including your motivation and CV. Of course, we are also open to answer any of your questions via the same e-mail address before you might decide to apply.
Please mind that this role requires legal authorization to work in The Netherlands.