• Full Time
  • Remote
  • $61,000 - $80,000 - Exempt $ / Year
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Website SCS Global Services

Company Overview
SCS Global Services has been a pioneer and leader in the field of sustainability standards and third-party certification, working across the economy in the natural resources, built environment, food and agriculture, consumer products, and climate sectors. Partnering with companies, government agencies, NGOs, and stakeholders, we are striving to advance sustainable development goals through independent assessment, the application of sound science, and innovative solutions. Through these services, we are enabling decision-makers and purchasers to make informed decisions, giving innovators a competitive edge, and helping to drive the development of leadership standards to create a framework for continuous improvement.

Job Overview
Join SCS’ Advanced Technical Services team as an LCA Practitioner I, ATS and leverage your expertise in life cycle assessments (LCA) to drive sustainable solutions across major industries. Positioned at the forefront of environmental impact studies, you’ll utilize your quantitative skills and familiarity with tools like open LCA, Excel, and Python to conduct data analysis, model complex sustainability projects, and interpret results to guide corporate decision-making. You will engage directly with clients, ensuring their data needs are met and their sustainability goals are achieved through precise assessments and stakeholder engagement. Whether presenting findings at conferences, conducting field-specific research, informing standards, or developing detailed LCA models, your work will directly contribute to the creation of environmentally meaningful metrics, reports, and standards. This role offers the chance to significantly impact global sustainability practices, ensuring both career growth and a chance to shape a sustainable future. If you are passionate about using your skills to make a difference and thrive in a dynamic environment, SCS provides the platform and resources to achieve groundbreaking results in sustainability.

Relevant Standards/Schemes

  • ISO 14044
  • ISO 14025
  • ISO 17065
  • SCS EPD Program Operator Manual
  • LEO-S-002
  • Other Schemes, as applicable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct data analysis and modeling
  • Interpret results of analysis and make recommendations
  • Prepare written reports based on results
  • Work with clients to gather data required to conduct assessments
  • Ensure assessment documentation client records are properly executed and maintained
  • Perform reviews of reports and analyses
  • Communicate with clients about the assessment process and requirements
  • Answer client questions and concerns; document communications
  • Assist in the creation and/or maintenance of program documents
  • Complete assigned research tasks independently and summarize as needed to management
  • Maintain expertise suitable to complete studies in major widely used conventional methodologies applicable to your focus area (e.g., ISO 14044, ISO 14025)
  • Estimate time and effort required to complete projects, in consultation with manager, to help track towards timeliness and profitability
  • Represent SCS at conferences in a technical role as needed
  • Execute projects independently within deadlines, including tracking of hours spent on projects, working with manager to ensure timeliness
  • Provide comments and proposed revisions on technical standards
  • Maintain expertise suitable to complete studies in SCS methodologies applicable to your focus area (e.g., EPDs, SCS-002)
  • Maintain awareness of other relevant SCS standards in the corporate sustainability field, even those not tied to your focus area
  • Assists with project scoping and proposal preparation

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2+ years of professional experience in a position requiring extensive quantitative work and data and
  • Master’s Degree in scientific discipline or engineering or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in scientific discipline or engineering and
  • 5+ years of professional experience in a position requiring extensive quantitative work and data or
  • 2+ years of increasing responsibility as an LCA Associate II
  • Experience analyzing both experimental and modeled data sets
  • Experience modeling LCA in an LCA software like openLCA

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency in programming in Python for models, algorithms, and code reviews
  • Deep expertise in climate science, environmental science, and/or computational sustainability
  • Working knowledge in machine learning and artificial intelligence for sustainability and climate
  • Published research work as articles or technical reports in academic conferences or industry circles

The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Additional duties outside of normal responsibilities may be required from time to time as assigned.

Working Remotely
SCS is recruiting all open roles to be remote; allowing our employees the ability to work flexibly and allowing SCS as a company to diversify the experience and perspectives of our growing workforce. This is a home-office based role and may include travel with local, domestic, and/or international trips. Details will be clarified during the recruitment process.

EEOC Statement
SCS provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. SCS complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

To apply for this job please visit scs.hrmdirect.com.

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