Intellectual Property Specialist (all genders welcome)

thyssenkrupp nucera is the beginning of a new era defined by clean energy supply with green hydrogen at industrial scale. thyssenkrupp nucera offers world-leading technologies for high-efficiency electrolysis plants. The company, a Joint Venture with Industrie De Nora, has extensive in-depth knowledge in the engineering, procurement, and construction of electrochemical plants and a strong track record of more than 600 projects with a total rating of over 10 gigawatts already successfully installed. With its water electrolysis technology to produce green hydrogen, the company offers an innovative solution on an industrial scale for green value chains and an industry fueled by clean energy – a major step towards climate-neutrality.

Your responsibilities

  • You are responsible for searching and collecting technical novelty, patent documents and scientific papers.
  • You assist to inventors in preparation of invention reports and coordinate the preparation of first filings.
  • You communicate with patent attorneys from thyssenkrupp’s IP organization for tracking the progress of patent application and maintaining the patent rights in the later stage.
  • You manage the IP assets-related documentation like Office Actions from the patent offices, summary of the IP portfolio, patent invalidation, etc.
  • You execute the competitor observation for our core technologies: AWE and Chlor-Alkali electrolysis and providing the latest information to the Research & Development team in time.
  • You give support in regards to Freedom to Operate analysis, patent landscape analysis, prior art searches, license agreements, non-disclosure agreements and inventor remuneration.
  • You participate in IP budget scenarios, IP strategy and IP road-maps.

Your profile

  • You bring an university degree in mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry or electrochemistry and you have gained profound experience in the chemical process industry or engineering company.
  • Ideally, you have an additional education/experience in the field of IP e.g. patent engineer.
  • You are familiar with professional patent databases.
  • You have excellent capability of patent judgment and infringement judgment and you are able to preliminary judge the patentability and infringement of the company’s key projects.
  • You have excellent communication skills, to be able to communicate well with the patent attorneys and Research & Development team members.
  • You are capable of learning and have a high sense of responsibility.
  • You have excellent English skills.

Your benefits​

It goes without saying, that we would like to offer attractive working conditions. This includes for example:
• Performance-related compensation according to collective agreement Metal & Electro NRW
(30 days vacation, 35 hour week, vacation pay, special payments according to collective agreement)
• Attractive old-age provision models
• Groupwide learning measures
• thyssenkrupp internal health campaigns

Furthermore, at thyssenkrupp nucera we offer:
• Flat hierarchies and short decision-making routes
• International work environment in interdisciplinary and multinational teams
• Training “on the job” by a dedicated mentor
• Very good development opportunities either in a specialist or in a management function
• Flexible working time models (Home Office and flexible working hours)
• Free Beverages (water, coffee, tea)
• Excellent transport infrastructure (public transport as well as highways A1, A40, A45)

Get in touch

Tobias Roth
HR Business Partner
+49 231 229722047

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+++ WARNING against unlawful offers of pre-IPO shares +++

thyssenkrupp AG has informed BaFin that individual persons have received pre-IPO offers to purchase shares in its subsidiary thyssenkrupp Uhde Chlorine Engineers / thyssenkrupp nucera from third parties.


These offers are unlawful and originate neither from thyssenkrupp AG nor from thyssenkrupp subsidiaries.


Further information including the names of the currently known unfair offerors can be found on the BaFin website: EB Finanz, Greenrock Financial (in German).