LCA Verifier Team Lead – Liquid Fuels

Team: Audit
Direct Supervisor(s): LCFS Program Director

Job Position Summary:

EcoEngineers is looking for an LCA Verifier Team Lead to direct life-cycle carbon intensity (CI) verification projects, prepare GHG emission reports, and perform fuel pathway CI verification. As more and more industries make carbon reduction claims, this position will play an active role in assisting the LCFS Program Director to develop and lead life-cycle carbon intensity verification activities for liquid fuel (e.g. Ethanol, Biodiesel, Renewable Diesel) pathway applications and annual CI reporting projects under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program, and the Canadian Clean Fuel Standard. 

Responsibilities:

  • Lead LCA validation and annual carbon intensity reporting  verification projects, in accordance with California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program and Canadian Clean Fuel Standard.
  • This candidate will be leading LCA verification projects by reviewing and validating 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. Communication with state regulatory staff on key program implementation issues.
  • 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.
  • Perform QA/QC review of staff work and reporting to clients.
  • Articulate staffing and training needs based on workflow and onboarding new staff.
  • Work may also include in field activities, such as 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.
  • Knowledge of different types of low-carbon fuels and federal, state, and international low-carbon fuel regulations. 
  • Understands the basics of low-carbon fuel production across different low carbon fuel types (especially ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel, SAF). 
  • 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 and lead 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

Location: Des Moines, IA, or remote work

Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience.

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

Company Overview

EcoEngineers helps organizations create sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow. Our talented team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, researchers, and analysts live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. Our people are trusted guides who help navigate the ever-changing energy landscape, providing the right tools, guidance, and knowledge to reduce our clients’ carbon footprints, and to assess the potential risk to our clients’ business from the uncertainties caused by a changing climate and low-carbon policies. Through our systematic approach, we deliver value and proven expertise through the entire clean energy continuum, including education, regulatory engagement, life-cycle analysis, asset development, compliance management, audit, and verification.

At EcoEngineers, our people are the ambassadors of our brand and our most valuable asset. They advance our mission through their direct contributions of expertise, innovation, and integrity, and 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. Our headquarters is located in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, with remote workers stationed across the country. Core office hours are 8 a.m. – 5p.m. with a liberal flex-time policy. 

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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