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(Hardware) Automation Engineer

  • Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Product & Engineering


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 driven Automation Engineer to go 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 an Automation Engineer at Skytree, you will develop electrical systems for the Skytree CO2 capture machines, with a focus on power electronics. You will collaborate with internal and external cross-functional teams, conduct analysis, and ensure compliance with electrical safety standards and regulations to deliver innovative CO2 capture machines.

Your experience will help create reliable and efficient electrical systems that meet the requirements of our customers and contribute to the overall success of Skytree’s CO2 capture machines.


  • Taking an active role in the development of the electrical systems of the SkyTree ESP32-based platform, with a focus on power electronics

  • Conducting thorough analysis and calculations to ensure optimal electrical design and efficiency

  • Selecting and evaluating electrical components and subsystems to meet product requirements

  • Working on debugging and launching new prototypes of SkyTree CO2 capture machines

  • Creating detailed electrical schematics, diagrams, and technical documentation in EPLAN

  • Create and maintain required software for the PLC and its subsystems 

  • Performing electrical simulations and modeling for system validation and optimization

  • Preparing necessary documentation, reports, and test plans for certification purposes


  • You have a degree in Electrical/Electronics Engineering or a related discipline

  • At least 3 years proven experience in electrical design

  • Knowledge of electrical safety standards and regulations

  • Experience with PLC technology both hardware as well as software 

  • Experience with high power electrical design

  • Proactive, self-motivated, and hands'on approach to work 

  • Professional proficiency in English, Dutch is a bonus

  • Right to work in The Netherlands is a pre 


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 and I will get back to you!