Independent Data, Engineering, and Analysis
In the race to combat climate change, time is of the essence. The Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) is investing billions of dollars in projects that will play an essential role in achieving the world’s net-zero goals, deploying next-generation energy technologies across America. OCED’s mission is to deliver clean energy demonstration projects at scale in partnership with the private sector to accelerate market adoption, deployment, and the equitable transition to a decarbonized energy system.
If you want to be a significant player in this space, we’re offering an opportunity you can’t afford to ignore.
We’re seeking an experienced and highly qualified Lifecycle Analyst (LCA) to join our team as an LCA Lead. As the LCA Lead, you will play a pivotal role in driving our organization's sustainability initiatives and creating environmentally friendly products and processes. Your expertise in quantitative analysis, life-cycle assessment, and leadership will be key to the success of our sustainable development efforts.
- Conduct comprehensive life-cycle assessments for various products and processes within our organization. Analyze environmental impacts, resource consumption, and emissions throughout the entire product life cycle.
- Collaborate with and mentor the LCA PhD hire, providing guidance and support for their successful integration into the team. Take the lead in developing new LCA methods and simplified tools that can be utilized by the public, fostering wider environmental awareness.
- Possess a minimum of 8+ years of industry experience if holding an undergraduate degree, demonstrating your proficiency in quantitative roles. For candidates with a Master's degree in LCA, 3-5 years of relevant experience is required, with a focus on practical application in LCA projects. If you hold a PhD directly focused on life-cycle analysis, two years of industry or finance experience is preferred, highlighting your ability to translate research into real-world impact.
- Your background in chemistry or process engineering is essential, as it underpins your understanding of scientific principles and complex systems. A flexible mindset and adaptability are necessary for effectively addressing the diverse challenges of sustainability.
- Showcase your expertise in LCA methodologies and practices, demonstrating your previous experience conducting LCAs and familiarity with advanced LCA software tools.
- Oversee the lab development of user-friendly LCA tools, promoting widespread accessibility and utilization of environmental impact assessments by the public and organizations alike.
- Bring a proactive and creative approach to the table when addressing complex environmental challenges. Identify opportunities for improvement and innovation in LCA practices to drive continuous sustainability improvements across the organization.
- Work closely with cross-functional teams to integrate LCA into various departments and projects. Collaborate with stakeholders to implement sustainable strategies and foster a culture of environmental responsibility.
- Bachelor's degree with a chemistry, process engineering, or related background with 5+ years of relevant industry experience, or a Master's degree related to LCA with 3-5 years of related or adjacent private sector, or a PhD focused on life-cycle analysis with two years of private sector experience.
- Proven track record of leadership and mentorship in project or team lead roles.
- Strong understanding of scientific principles with a background in chemistry or process engineering.
- Demonstrated expertise in Life-Cycle Analysis methodologies and tools.
- Ability to oversee the development of simplified LCA tools for public use, showcasing your commitment to environmental education and awareness.
- Proven experience in managing and implementing complex environmental projects and sustainable initiatives.
If you are a forward-thinking and experienced professional with a passion for sustainability and a drive to make a positive impact on the environment, we encourage you to apply for the role of Lifecycle Analyst (LCA) Lead. Join our dynamic team as we work together to create a more sustainable future.