Energy Engineer Intern

Thalwil, Switzerland

Are you ready to make a change in the energy transition and have a positive impact on the climate? Join the Unbound Potential (UP) team, a Swiss startup founded in 2023 by a group of passionate engineers, chemists, and economists from ETH Zürich. 

We envision a resilient electrified society, independent not only from fossil fuels, but also from critical mined materials, such as Lithium-ion or Vanadium. How can we reach that goal? By developing a disruptive innovative solution: a membrane-less redox flow battery that works exclusively with organic chemistry. Despite the name, our system is the simplest large-scale stationary energy storage you can imagine, usable by energy-intensive industries as well as energy utilities seeking cheap and sustainable energy storage solutions.

As an Energy Engineer Intern in our Business Development team, you will play a pivotal role by informing the engineering team about the relevant techno-economic KPIs, conducting market and competitor research and quantitatively and qualitatively assess new potential business opportunities for large-scale stationary batteries.

About Us

Discover our vision

What you will do:

  • Conducting techno-economic analysis of UP and competing technologies (LCOS, CapEx etc.) in the context of the rapidly evolving BESS market.
  • Conducting market research to gather and analyze data on different competing technologies / businesses and compiling reports for strategic decision-making.
  • Conducting market research to gather data and insight on different market / use cases opportunities and compiling reports for strategic decision-making.
  • Supporting the assessment of technological and CO2 abatement potential of UP’s technology.
  • Providing support in analyzing and monitoring business and technological key performance indicators (KPI) to increase the operational efficiency.
  • Supporting the business department by identifying and pursuing strategic opportunities.

What you will bring:

  • Educational background and experience in energy, engineering or business administration with proven interest in the energy space.
  • Experience with coding for handling and analysing data (e.g. Python, Matlab, Mathematica etc.).
  • High degree of independency and proactive approach.
  • Experience in flow batteries or similar/related systems (desirable but not mandatory).
  • Experience in coordinating with multiple coworkers.
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Practical skills in a professional environment.

You are

  • Motivated to work in a dynamic, high-performance, collaborative, young and fun start-up environment.
  • Strongly interested in the climate-tech and energy space.
  • Independent and detail-oriented.
  • Passionate about driving the renewable energy transition.
  • Excellent team player.
  • Fluent in English.

What We Offer?

Join a highly motivated and young team. Be at the forefront of developing the next-generation large-scale energy storage solutions. Your role in the early stages of our exciting journey will make you key in developing and evolving UP, overcoming challenges, and celebrating success together. 


Attractive salary package with multiple benefits

Trainings & Events

Trainings for professional growth and social events


Frequent sport activities and outings with colleagues

Work-Life Balance

Tons of opportunities to enjoy the time and do activities together

Sounds like you? We are looking forward to meeting you! Send us your CV and Motivation Letter combined in a single PDF through the "Apply Now!" button below!