Senior Carbon Analyst & Verifier

Team: Audit
Direct Supervisor: Audit Manager

Job Position Summary

We are looking for a Senior Carbon Analyst and Verifier to lead life-cycle carbon intensity (CI) verification projects. As more and more industries make carbon reduction claims, this position will play an active role in assisting the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) Technical Team Lead develop all verification activities that involve life-cycle carbon intensity verification. Specifically, this position with direction from the LCFS Technical Team Lead will guide verification activities under California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standards and Oregon’s Clean Fuel Program and to-be-announced Canadian Clean Fuel Standard.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead EcoEngineers’ life-cycle carbon intensity (CI) measurement and verification projects, in accordance with ISO standards and other verification protocols, such as the California Low Carbon Fuel 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.
  • Complete life-cycle assessment/analysis (LCA) modeling for products and processes using LCA software. Create/adapt life-cycle assessment tools to improve the verification processes.
  • Develop 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.
  • Conduct Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG assessments and supply chain inventories, as necessary.
  • Stay up-to-date on emerging trends in the field.

Requirements: 

  • 3 to 5 years of experience working on climate change and conducting LCAs
  • A bachelor’s degree is required. A master’s degree or Ph.D. is preferred in engineering or basic/applied science (such as physics, chemistry, material science, environmental science, earth sciences, etc.
  • Extensive experience using one or more LCA software (GREET, SimaPro, Gabi, etc.)
  • Familiarity with life-cycle assessment standards and guidelines (California LCFS, ISO 14040/14044/14064-66)
  • Experience in developing, adapting, and implementing LCA methodology to complete studies with various degrees of granularity
  • Experience with GHG inventories and LCA databases
  • Knowledge of different types of low-carbon fuels and federal, state, and international low-carbon fuel regulations
  • Basic understanding of low-carbon fuel production across different fuel types. 
  • Ability to build LCA models from scratch and run comparative environmental impact analysis of various fuels
  • Ability to collaborate internally and guide verification teams through data collection and review required for LCA modeling and verification
  • 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. 
  • Strong computer skills relevant for data processing and analysis. Excel, PowerPoint, Python, or Matlab strongly preferred. Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite software, specifically advanced-level Excel (ability to perform advanced equations, graph, learn new functions quickly, Visual Basic for Applications -VBAs), and other data analysis software (Tableau Desktop, PowerBI, Watson Analytics, etc.)
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to think critically through systems and processes
  • Effective written/verbal communication
  • Ability to recognize when to ask for help and how to identify appropriate resources to accomplish tasks as needed
  • 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, Audit Manager, 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.  Our office is in the East Village neighborhood in downtown Des Moines. Core office hours are from 8 am to 5pm 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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