Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Posted 25 March 2024
Salary +Bonus +Healthcare
Job type Permanent
Discipline Executive Search Executive Search Plus
Contact NameHugh Nugent

Job description

Chief Operating Officer (COO)


Belfast based - Occasional international travel required

Full time permanent position Mon to Fri

Join our Clients expanding team of innovators and technical professionals in delivering solutions that have an impact on our vision to clean and decarbonise the air.



Our Client Catagen are seeking a visionary and experienced Chief Operating Officer (COO) to join their leadership team and play a pivotal role in driving the commercialisation of new NET ZERO Technology Products in the areas of hydrogen and EFuel production. You will lead and manage all day-to-day operations, with a particular focus on spearheading new hydrogen related product introductions, including supply chain ramp-up, and overseeing modular electrically driven refinery/chemical plant design and build projects. As a strategic partner to the CEO, you will provide valuable insights and recommendations to secure funding, ensure efficient product launches, and achieve the company's ambitious growth goals.


  • Competitive top-level salary and benefits package.

  • Opportunity to lead a dynamic and high-performing team in a growth-oriented company at the forefront of Net Zero.

  • Make a significant impact on the company's success by shaping the future of clean energy through innovative hydrogen related products.

  • Be part of a company committed to and at the forefront of sustainability and technological advancement.


CATAGEN is a pioneering testing facility delivering industry leading emissions data to global OEMs and stakeholders. Based in Belfast, our independent services provide unrivalled metrics to optimise catalyst development and reduce harmful tailpipe emissions.

Using technology, talent, and a united sense of purpose, CATAGEN have developed ClimaHtech. ClimaHtech is an acceleration system towards decarbonisation using advanced climate technologies to produce renewable hydrogen and E-Fuels.

Our testing and climate technologies are shaping the environment of our future by working towards cleaner air for our cities.

For a full debrief or job pack contact Hugh Nugent or Darren McVicker in absolute confidence. We are meeting with potential candidates over the next week to discuss the role and its prospects at length. We would expect a high-level interest in this position. Interviews with Catagen will likely take place weeks commencing Monday 8th and Monday 15th of April.