Project Engineer with Sustainability focus

RethinkResource is a Swiss StartUp about to be founded. Our goal is a functioning circular economy. As MassChallenge Switzerland finalists we spent the summer advancing the project and defining the business model for implementation. In the long term it is about creating a tool to enable companies to offer and find resources and resource solutions for their leftovers. Furthermore we want to encourage companies to anticipate circular economy thinking and be one step ahead. At the moment we are a team of three female college graduates with degrees in law, business and engineering. We defined our plan of action but what is really missing is some (wo)manpower to advance this. This is why we want you!
We are looking for engineers passionate about circular economy goals and willing to engage in a StartUp going after that. Make, Take, Waste was yesterday our future depends on circular thinking. A study background in Material sciences or Waste Management is a plus but not compulsory. Much more important to us is that you are open to question and rethink old processes and help to identify innovative alternatives to help our customers benefit.
We are open for several forms of employment. Whether you are looking for an internship or a full-time employment, talk to us! A minimum of 6 months’ time would be appreciated though. Without a certain Trial-and-Error Mentality you won´t survive as a startup which is why we expect our applicants to bring that along. Part of your job will be finding the right balance between working as an expert and keeping the bigger picture. Change is omnipresent in an entrepreneurial working environment therefore a change of course should not unhinge you. Moreover you should love what you do and be passionate. It would be advantageous if you speak German. Preferred location is Zurich.
We offer flat hierarchies and a variety of tasks. From research over actual implementation with customer talks along the way you would be involved in all steps within the projects. You will not only be able, but be asked to come up with new ideas to make this world a more sustainable place with us. During our time at MassChallenge we touched base with a broad range of Startups so now we are well networked around the Swiss Startup scene. Our office is in Zurich.
If you are interested in working with us we would be pleased to receive a short cover letter and your CV. Please send your application to

MassChallenge Boston 2016 Accelerator
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