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LCA Engineer

Skokie, Illinois, US
Closing date
Jul 29, 2021

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Climate Change
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Employment Type
Full time
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About LanzaTech:

Mission-driven LanzaTech is a revolutionary solution to climate change, capturing pollution to clean our skies and oceans and create new high value products for a sustainable future. LanzaTech captures pollution to make fuels and chemicals, including sustainable jet fuel and products you use every day. The technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto an emission source like a steel mill or a landfill site, but instead of using sugars and yeast to make beer, pollution is converted by biology to fuels and chemicals! Imagine a day when your plane is powered by recycled emissions, when your yoga pants started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology.
  • 2021 Biofuels Digest #1 Hottest Company in Renewable Fuels, Chemicals & Biomaterials
  • 2020 Biofuels Digest #3 Best Company to work for in the Advanced Bioeconomy
  • 2020 Fast Company World Changing Company
  • 2020 CNBC #43 on Top 50 Disrupter Companies list
  • 2019 Chicago Innovation Awards Winner
  • 2019 Fortune Magazine - Change the World - Companies to watch
  • 2019 Kirkpatrick Chemical Engineering Achievement Award
  • LanzaTech is committed to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion as part of our mission, culture & core values

This position is open to candidates authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for any employer. LanzaTech is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

Position Summary:
  • We have an exciting opportunity for a Life Cycle Assessment Engineer. The individual selected for this position will support LCA development and modeling for LanzaTech's gas fermentation technology to commercialize chemicals and fuels.
  • Development of appropriate methodologies to capture all positive and negative externalities, and combining with established LCA methods, allows LanzaTech to focus and position its technology to capture all the environmental benefits that it offers.
  • Responsibilities include supporting LanzaTech's LCA modeling approach, writing, and publishing both internal and external reports, and collaborating on cross-functional teams with Engineering, Science, Business Development, and Government Relations.

Specific Roles:
  • LCA development and modeling of LanzaTech's gas fermentation technology to commercialize chemicals and fuels.
  • Support the review and benchmark of LanzaTech's processes across competing technologies, and commercial and pre-commercial platforms for production of fuels and chemicals.
  • Support the development of LCA methodology for re-use of wastes and residues for industrial waste gases, and well as solid wastes, for both fuels and chemicals.
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of LCA principles, theories, concepts, and industry practices and standards and their application.
  • Maintain effective communication with internal and external collaborations.
  • Work with internal and external customers to use LCA to identify, evaluate and optimize process solutions related to process modeling, R&D, optimization, design, costing and implementation.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering or related Engineering disciplines with a focus on life-cycle analysis
  • 1-3 years of work experience (postdoctoral or industry related) in life-cycle analysis
  • Team player that thrives in a cutting edge, fast paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Detail-oriented and experienced in communicating instructions to other team members
  • Strong organizational, time management, and communication skills
  • Advanced MS Office skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

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