Job Title: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) analyst / Senior LCA analyst
Location: Colworth, Sharnbrook, UK – hybrid
Unilever is seeking LCA analysts / senior LCA analysts (multiple) who have a passion for environmental sustainability to join a growing team of experts in our Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC). This is an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to make a significant positive impact, whilst working in a supportive, team-based environment. These pivotal roles will enable you to work on tackling some of the key global environmental challenges of our time, such as climate change, packaging waste and biodiversity loss.
As an LCA analyst / senior LCA analyst in Unilever, you will work with colleagues from across the globe to support our business groups (Nutrition, Ice Cream, Home Care, Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care) to deliver our ambition to be the global leader in sustainable business. You will apply life cycle thinking and approaches to better understand the environmental impacts, as well as improvement opportunities and outcomes related to product portfolios, supply chains and innovations.
Science is an international and multi-disciplinary endeavour, and our work remit reflects this, providing opportunities to conduct collaborative research with leading universities, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and industrial groups around the world. You will have the opportunity to help develop partnerships to advance environmental sustainability sciences. Publication and presentation of research at international conferences will be encouraged, as well as other opportunities for technical advocacy.
Environmental sustainability assessment (e.g. LCA, Sustainable by design) of products, new sustainable materials, technologies, and business models. This includes performing LCAs, interpreting the results and preparing communications for internal and external audiences.
Application of computational approaches such as Python, R, MATLAB to enable cutting-edge approaches to be applied in LCA.
Science development activities in the areas of impact assessment and accounting (e.g. GHG, water, biodiversity), including writing reports and publications.
External engagement with universities, research groups, trade associations and suppliers.
ALL ABOUT YOU
You’ll need to be able to work effectively and with impact in cross-disciplinary teams and in multi-cultural environments and be flexible and willing to adapt within a fast-changing business environment.
We would expect the successful candidate to have:
A relevant Masters degree or PhD, ideally with several years of industrial/ consulting/ post doc experience using LCA.
Experience in the development, application, and evaluation of Life Cycle Impact Assessment or footprinting methodologies and potentially associated standards, protocols, or databases.
Strong knowledge and experience in LCA modelling, using software such as, SimaPro, GaBi, OpenLCA and Brightway.
The willingness to explore and learn new approaches to support environmental assessment such as developing / employing data, methods and tools for spatially resolved impact assessment e.g. GIS, InVEST.
The ability to communicate complex scientific information and rationales on environmental sustainability to individuals from other disciplines or from non-technical backgrounds as well as via publications.
If you have the following skills, that’s a bonus but not essential:
Broader sustainability expertise in any of the following areas: bio-based systems, agriculture, green chemistry, circular economy, industrial ecology.
Experience of employing approaches to assess variability and uncertainty in impact assessments.
Experience of using Input/Output (I/O) / hybrid I/O analysis and related methods.
Predictive / prospective modelling ideally with a focus on sustainable consumption and land system changes, e.g. understanding and experience of using Land Change models.
HOW YOU’LL WORK – OUR VALUES
We COLLABORATE to build our networks to unlock creativity & deliver innovation
We strive for open, honest & TRANSPARENT communication
We take control over how, when & where we work to ensure we are HIGH PERFORMING
Our personal, physical, mental & emotional WELLBEING always takes priority
We EXPERIMENT & LEARN in a safe space to meet Unilever’s needs
We are guided by our collective purpose & passion for PIONEERING new science to protect people & planet
People come first; we are SUPPORTIVE, we embrace flexibility, jump in to help out & ask for help when we need it
We are INCLUSIVE; every voice counts & trust, respect & kindness are part of all we do
Colworth Park is a vibrant scientific ecosystem with around 800 employees (500 from Unilever R&D) based on site from over 30 nationalities, with 88 PhDs, 8 Professors, 50 apprentices. On site there are various facilities including a restaurant, a nursery and a gym. There are many social and recreational activities to take part in, such as going for a lunchtime walk or run in the beautiful surrounding countryside, the Colworth choir, and netball team to name just a few. London with all of its attractions is a short 40-minute train ride from Bedford.
We want consumers to be confident that our products are safe for them and their families, and better for the environment. The scientists at Unilever’s Safety and Environmental Assurance Centre (SEAC) play a key role in ensuring that our products are safe and our business is environmentally sustainable. SEAC’s world-class reputation for safety and sustainability science plays a key role in Unilever achieving its purpose, by working across the business to build safety and environmental sustainability into everything we do; find out how at SEAC.unilever.com.
Unilever is one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home and Personal Care products with sales in over 190 countries and reaching 2 billion consumers a day. Unilever has more than 400 brands found in homes around the world, including Dove, Tresemme, Lynx, Lifebuoy, Shea Moisture, Persil, Domestos, Ben & Jerry’s, Magnum, Marmite, The Vegetarian Butcher, Graze and Pot Noodle. Faced with the challenge of climate change and the need for human development, we want to move towards a world where everyone can live well and within the natural limits of the planet. That’s why our purpose is ‘to make sustainable living commonplace’.
What we offer
Whilst the role is advertised on a full-time basis, we would be happy to discuss possible flexible working options and what this may look like for you. We strive to achieve a family-friendly and inclusive workplace and to, above all, create possibilities for all.
Diversity at Unilever is about inclusion, embracing differences, creating possibilities and growing together for better business performance. We embrace diversity in our workforce. This means giving full and fair consideration to all applicants and continuing development of all employees regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We are also more than happy to provide reasonable adjustments during our application and interview process to enable you to be present your best self. To find out more, including about our Employee Resource Groups, please click here Equity, Diversity & Inclusion (unilever.com).
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