Senior Engineer

  • Location: Valencia
  • Position: Senior Engineer Expert in Sustainability
  • Date: 07/08/2022

The Senior Engineer Expert in Sustainability will be directly involved in the European activities of the company developing and carrying out research activities strongly related with the sustainable evaluation and validation of novel processes and technologies.

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The Senior Sustainability Expert Engineer will be directly involved in the European activities of the company developing and carrying out research activities strongly related to the sustainable evaluation and validation of new processes and technologies. The researcher will be mainly in charge of carrying out Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Life Cycle Cost Studies (LCC), Social LCA (sLCA) and Ecodesign activities for both international projects and private contracts. Other complementary activities will also form part of the researcher’s daily work, adapted to the scope of each project or contract, such as: Circular Economy Modeling; Carbon and water footprint calculation; Material Flow Analysis (MFA); modeling and simulation of specific processes; Levelized cost analysis; proposal for Material Circularity Indicators (MCI); Risk assessments in terms of health and safety criteria of the process / product considered; Recyclability evaluations; Inventory and analysis of the regulatory and certification framework of the target project, to facilitate its standardization and acceptance in the market. The candidate will be responsible for carrying out these tasks and studies in diverse and cross-cutting sectors, aligned with the activities of the ongoing projects, and also with the European research and innovation strategy. The domains of potential activities, but not exclusive, will be: renewable energies and fuels; advanced sustainable materials; new products of biological origin and development of the bioeconomy; waste recovery and industrial symbiosis; sustainable mobility, Smart Cities and Smart Buildings; environmental management and climate mitigation and adaptation.

KEY REQUIREMENTS / EXPERIENCE:

  • More than 5 years of professional experience in research and innovation. A strong engineering knowledge base will be essential for this role. Specific knowledge in Ecodesign and Life Cycle Assessment methodology will be a key requirement.
  • Ability to support the generation of valuable knowledge on sustainability related topics and to prepare clear and convincing reports and presentations of results (mainly in English).
  • The capacity for innovation and new ideas to be implemented in the projects and activities of the company will be positively valued. – Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in the scientific field (for example, Biology, Biotechnology, Chemistry or Engineering, among others).
  • Doctorate or postdoctoral activity in the field of Sustainable Development, LCA and Eco-Design, showing a solid understanding and analytical capacity towards sustainability issues. – Excellent level of Spanish and English (level C1 / C2 in both languages).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent level of Spanish and English (level C1 / C2 in both languages).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Great ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment and ability to adapt to different research sectors. Ready to face new challenges, able to work under pressure and used to EU deadlines, ability to work effectively as a member of a team, flexibility and great motivation.
  • Problem solving approach, proactive and decisive attitude.
  • Experience in European R&D projects (FP7, H2020) is an advantage.
  • Total availability to travel.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Positive work environment, with a professional team in a dynamic developing company.
  • Full-time employment (40 hours per week).
  • Annual contract, renewable with the guarantee of an indefinite contract.
  • Immediate incorporation.
  • Salary will be set based on qualifications and experience.

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