Process Engineer

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 a Process/Industrial Engineer in our Development Team, you will play a pivotal role in designing, manufacturing, and testing components for fluid handling in our redox flow battery system.

About Us

Discover our vision

What you will do:

  • Designing a full-scale process flow and key specifications for our pilot battery system (encompassing piping, tanks, pumps, flow control systems, etc.).
  • Managing the manufacturing cycle, from identifying suppliers to validating delivered parts, ensuring alignment with system and project specifications.
  • Documenting and continuously enhancing system design and outsourcing strategies.
  • Collaborating with electrical and chemical engineers on system design.
  • Planning, coordinating, and organizing the assembly and testing of the system.
  • Representing UP at international conferences and relevant events.

What you will bring:

  • Master’s degree (Uni/FH) in process/industrial/chemical/mechanical engineering or related field.
  • Experience in designing and/or installing small-scale pilot plants, with direct experience in at least one of the following: designing process flows, designing and outsourcing part production.
  • 3+ years of experience in a similar role in industry/start-up/industrial project.
  • Experience in flow batteries or similar/related systems (desirable but not mandatory).  
  • Experienced in authoring processes, safety standards, and high-quality documentation.

You are

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

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!