Website Sphera

Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

Sphera is a portfolio company of Blackstone, a U.S.-based alternative asset investment company that focuses on private equity, technology and innovation, and more. Blackstone businesses succeed through strong partnerships, a personalized approach and a commitment to exceptional performance with uncompromising integrity. Sphera and Blackstone are leaders in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) space.

We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team of around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

We are seeking a talented, motivated and passionate environmental sustainability individual to join our Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) team. The primary function of this role is to conduct and manage projects related to EPDs, Life Cycle Assessment modelling and reporting, with particular focus on building products and LCA software.

What you will do

You will help our clients create more sustainable products and operate more sustainably! The focus of your work will be to assist clients with product sustainability measurement and reporting. This may take the form of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) using our GaBi software, preparing Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) based results, and assisting with other sustainability-oriented projects. Activities will also involve direct project management interaction with clients. Your day-to-day activities may include:

  • Managing multiple consulting projects addressing EPDs in various EPD Programs, Life Cycle Assessment as well as product sustainability strategy,
  • Creating LCA models of a product or service in our GaBi software,
  • Writing ISO 14040/44 and EN 15804 conform reports documenting your project work,
  • Coordinate the communication with various EPD program operators in English and German,
  • Working with Excel (or other data formats) to manipulate data and data structures,
  • Preparing and presenting project results in PowerPoint or other formats,
  • Ensuring your projects adhere to scope, schedule, budget and quality,
  • Working together with Sphera team members across different specialties and regions, e.g. on metals, bio-based raw materials, waste management, chemistry,
  • Develop and maintain solid, lasting relationships with existing clients,
  • Travel will be required as necessary on a project-by-project basis.

Your profile

  • A positive “can-do” attitude,
  • Very good German and good English-speaking proficiency is required for this position due to client communication
  • Undergraduate or Master’s degree in engineering, science, or related field,
  • Knowledge and passion for sustainability, life cycle thinking, product sustainability, and/or climate change,
  • Experience managing medium team projects,
  • Strong quantitative or technical background with an excellent aptitude for analytical thinking. Natural curiosity to investigate issues, conduct research, design solutions and translate results into business practices,
  • Aptitude for learning new software—ideally will have some basic programming experience,
  • Good oral and written communication skills; ability to articulate issues, give presentations, and prepare formal written reports,
  • Self-motivated and organized; able to simultaneously work on multiple assignments and to work both independently as well as on teams,
  • Proficiency with MS Office, particularly Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel and Word,
  • Desire to help companies succeed in an environmentally sustainable manner,

We offer

  • Training in the use of our market-leading GaBi software, used to model and develop Life Cycle Assessments for products and services,
  • Our combined software and service solutions provide the exciting ability to work at the intersection of technology, business, and sustainability,
  • A client base that spans all major industries,
  • An interesting and diverse role in an international context,
  • Employment in a dynamic and rapidly growing market-leading company,
  • Competitive benefits package,
  • An opportunity to help businesses grow while enhancing environmental sustainability.
  • Work location is Echterdingen (near Stuttgart), Germany

Sphera is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

About Us

Sphera is a leading global provider of enterprise software and services that enables companies to manage and optimize their environmental, health, safety and sustainability. Our mission is to create a safer, more sustainable and productive world.

Sphera is a portfolio company of Blackstone, a U.S.-based alternative asset investment company that focuses on private equity, technology and innovation, and more. Blackstone businesses succeed through strong partnerships, a personalized approach and a commitment to exceptional performance with uncompromising integrity. Sphera and Blackstone are leaders in the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) space.

We are guided by our core values of Customer Centricity, Accountability, Bias to Action, Innovation, and Collaboration. These values help us recruit the right talent to join our rapidly expanding team of around 1,000 Spherions around the globe. It is important to us that each and every Spherion is not only eager to challenge themselves and knows how to get work done but is an awesome addition to our company culture.

To apply for this job please visit sphera.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com.

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