Carbon Analyst & LCA Verifier

Team: Audit
Direct Supervisor: LCFS Program Director

Job Position Summary

We are looking for a Carbon Analyst & LCA Verifier to perform GHG emission reports and fuel pathway carbon intensity (CI) verification. As more and more industries make carbon reduction claims, this position will play an active role in assisting the LCFS Program Director develop all verification activities that involve life-cycle carbon intensity verification. Specifically, this position with direction from the LCFS Program Director will carry out verification activities under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program and to-be-announced Canadian Clean Fuel Standard.

Responsibilities:

  • Carbon Analyst and LCA Verifier performs GHG emission reports and carbon intensity (CI) verification projects, in accordance with California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program and to-be-announced Canadian Clean Fuel Standard.
  • This candidate will be leading LCA projects by reviewing and verifying GHG Emission Reports and Fuel Pathway CI to ensure compliance with regulatory standard. Ensure robust/credible outcomes. Interpret, document, and clearly communicate results of assessments.
  • Develop methods/assessments to meet verification requirements within business operating parameters of low-carbon fuel producers. Evaluate risk levels, data samples, and compliance systems and plans.
  • In addition, responsibilities include developing metrics for tracking improvement on LCA assessments and verifications. Actively contribute to building assessment capability through activities such as evaluation and exploration of new methods, improved project management, better document sampling and record-keeping, deeper industry insights, etc.
  • Work may also include in field activities, such as GHG and LCA verification site visits, facility inspections, field meetings on engineering-related issues, collection of samples, etc.
  • The position involves effective communication, decision-making, and time management. The candidate performs other duties as required or assigned.

Requirements: 

  • 3 to 8 years of work experience in the Environmental, Renewable energy industry with Strong analytical and statistical skills required (Especially professional experience in GHG emissions reporting, LCA, Sustainability, biofuels, carbon footprint management or related field)
  • Understanding current GHG and Carbon regulations and calculating GHG inventories using generally accepted calculation methods and LCA models is preferred
  • B.S or M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering, or other relevant technical degrees from an accredited college required.
  • Experience in handling highly technical data and technical data interpretation, developing, adapting, and implementing LCA methodology to complete studies with various degrees of granularity.
  • Skilled in writing technical reports. Present complex information so that it is understandable to a non-technical audience. Proven ability to manage complex information, make simplifying assumptions when needed, and convey findings in easily understood ways. 
  • Ability to be an active team member on project teams towards project completion within project scope, budget and schedule and ensure quality work product and deliverables;
  • Self-starter with solid attention to detail and ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously while prioritizing the most pressing and impactful matters
  • Strong computer skills relevant for data processing and analysis. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software, specifically advanced-level Excel.
  • Effective written/verbal communication, enjoys working in a multi-functional team-oriented environment
  • Ability to multi-task, maintain flexibility, travel, and work independently. Some travel is required to support a wide array of projects and clients

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience 

Contact Information: Randy Prati, CPA, VP Operations, rprati@ecoengineers.us

Company Overview

Carbon is the biggest disruptor of the 21st century and over the next few decades. the world will transition to new ways of extracting, storing and using energy – processes that are more sustainable than those currently in practice. We believe a right mix of policy and practice can make this transition easier on affected sectors and align robust economic activity with carbon reduction. We are the catalysts that advise, shape and guide policy and practice to make this happen.

EcoEngineers delivers clean energy supply and use across multiple industry sectors with our systematic, proven 360° approach. We hold a deep understanding of what drives innovation and investment in clean energy projects, and our team of experts can guide you through the project development process from concept to commissioning. Our 360° project approach has evolved through hard-earned experience and unites our talented team with our core strengths — training and education, regulatory engagement, life-cycle analysis, asset development consulting, compliance management, and audit.

We consider our team of employees to be the most valuable resource for achieving our goals. Our people are the ambassadors of our brand. The trust they build with clients is the foundation of our success. EcoEngineers strives to provide a work environment based on trust, transparency, open communication, and mutual respect. We have 55 employees with most in our office in downtown Des Moines, Iowa and others working remotely. We have doubled in size over the past two years and expect significant growth to continue. Core office hours are from 8am to 5pm with a liberal flex time policy and working from home options.

EcoEngineers is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified or qualifiable applicants will be employed without regard to race, religion, color, age, marital status, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin. 

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