Senior Mechanical Designer

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Job Description - Senior Mechanical Designer


Skytree enables a transition to a world with cleaner Air for everyone. We do this by developing and deploying smart technology that captures atmospheric carbon dioxide, enabling its use or storage to combat climate change and aid society and businesses around the world.

Born out of the European Space Agency (ESA), we are a global team of highly talented scientists, engineers and business professionals, supported by an experienced management team. Our working culture is based on a dynamic and smart approach to business with an open and understanding attitude to others and a desire to expand the boundaries of what is possible.

As we enter a new phase of growth, we are looking for a Senior Mechanical Designer to continue on this journey with us.

Take a moment to read more about our values and life at Skytree on our Careers Page.

Ready to make your mark on the world of CO2? Then read on!


As a Senior Mechanical Designer, you will play a crucial role in the product development process by leading the design and development of Skytree products. Leveraging your extensive experience and technical expertise, you will contribute to the innovation and optimization of mechanical designs, ensuring they meet the highest standards of functionality, reliability, and manufacturability.


  • Driving conceptualization and innovation involves collaborating with cross-functional teams to understand project requirements and contribute innovative ideas for enhancing product performance and functionality, while leveraging a deep understanding of mechanical engineering principles to develop new concepts and solution

  • Utilizing advanced 3D modeling tools to create detailed mechanical designs and conducting simulations and analyses to validate designs for performance, safety, and regulatory compliance.

  • Overseeing prototyping, rigorous testing, and collaboration with testing and quality assurance teams to validate design concepts and ensure compliance with specified requirements and standards.

  • Collaborating and communicating design concepts across teams and stakeholders while integrating mechanical components seamlessly into the overall product architecture with electrical, software, and industrial designers.

  • Optimizing design for cost-effective production by collaborating closely with manufacturing teams and providing support throughout the manufacturing process to address any design-related issues.

  • Creating detailed design documentation, including drawings and specifications, while ensuring compliance with industry standards, regulations, and safety requirements.

  • Continuously learning about the latest advancements in mechanical engineering and design technologies, while implementing best practices and new techniques to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the design process.


  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or a related field; advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) is a plus.

  • Proven (leadership) experience (typically 8+ years) in mechanical design, with a focus on complex systems and components.

  • Demonstrated ability to design machines, with experience in CFD simulations for gas flows and heat transfer

  • Proficiency in 3D modeling software, such as Inventor, SolidWorks, AutoCAD, or similar tools.

  • Experienced in Design for Manufacturing & Assembly cycles.

  • Nice-to-have: experience with industrial vacuum systems and familiarity with the challenges and considerations associated with the design of vacuum-based machinery.

  • Nice-to-have: experience with heat exchangers and heat pumps.

  • Strong preference for locally available candidates, with up-to-date knowledge on the local/EU manufacturing market. 


Apart from working with great colleagues and a competitive package, you can also expect these additional benefits:

  • An opportunity for professional and personal growth in one of the most innovative cleantech start-ups in Amsterdam!

  • A diverse and international team

  • A company mobile phone and laptop

  • Travel cost reimbursement (choose from an NS business card, lease bike, or 23ct p/km travel allowance)

  • 25 vacation days per year

  • A (flexible) hybrid working policy where possible

  • A cozy office located close to the Science Park train station, also close to the highway

  • Access to the Science Park and Amsterdam University cafeterias (and all the great and healthy meal options)

  • A monthly lunch allowance

  • Regular social activities hosted by our very own Champagne Committee


Need some more info, or simply have a question for us? Don’t hesitate to reach out! Please send an email to [email protected] and I will get back to you!

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