31 Jan, 2023

Lifecycle Assessment (LCA) Expert (m/f)

  • athena studio
  • Hybrid (Luxembourg)
Part time Data / Product Management

Job Description

Fashion product development is about to be reinvented. Be part of it.

πŸš€ Job brief

We are looking for a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) Specialist to take a leading role as in-house technical expert for the development of our software solution. Concretely? You translate product data into LCA-ready inputs, set up the right processes in LCA software, validate the LCA outputs and synthesize the results in compliance with standards and reporting requirements.

This implies mapping materials to the right datasets (EcoInvent,...) and creating new processes for materials that aren’t covered, trim productions and wet processes. But this also means you will have a leading role in ensuring quality in the automation process.

If you get as excited reading this brief than we get writing it AND you are excited about the idea of working in fashion, we’d love to meet you!

πŸš€ Responsibilities

  • Systematically develop LCA models of garments and manufacturing process units

  • Secure compliance with standards and monitor upcoming standards and regulations

  • Develop standardized processes to translate product data into LCA-ready inputs, including mapping of materials to existing datasets and creating new processes where needed

  • Work closely with the tech team to drive the LCA automation process

  • Conduct quality control on automated LCA processes

πŸš€ Requirements and skills

  • Proven experience in LCA modeling within corporate value chains, ideally in the textile sector

  • Knowledge and passion for sustainability, environmental systems, life cycle thinking, product sustainability, and climate change;

  • Familiarity with LCA databases (e.g. Ecoinvent, etc.) and in-depth knowledge of database management

  • Familiarity with LCA standards & guidelines (incl. EU PEF and ISO 14040/44) 

  • Familiarity with climate change reporting frameworks (including GHG Protocol, SBTi, etc.)

  • Demonstrated proficiency in and the use of LCA software programs (SimaPro or OpenLCA preferred)

  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills with attention to detail and quality

  • Self-organized, works independently and on schedule

  • Curious and creative, self-motivation and problem-solving skills

  • Fluent in English (written and oral); French is a plus

PhD or Master’s degree in environmental science or similar discipline, ideally with a
specialization in LCA

πŸš€ Why join us?

  • You are part of a young team that is in pilot stage and is developing a product from prototype to ready-to-scale software solution

  • You work in a highly dynamic and international environment with experienced founder and advisors that are well-funded and have a proven ability to raise capital

  • Your customers are large and exciting fashion brands that are eager to reinvent themselves 

  • You benefit from varied yet flexible working set-ups, where you shift from remote work to client site to co-working space

  • You work on extremely hot topics and technologies that are relevant for the fashion sector and beyond, including sustainable transformation and life cycle assessment (LCA) automations

πŸš€ Who are we?

Product development in fashion is becoming increasingly complicated: while rising costs and inflation are putting pressure on costs, growing demand for sustainable garments is challenging the traditional ways of working.

With athena studio, we are on a mission to empower fashion brands to create sustainable products without compromising on margins. We build software tools for fashion product developers that integrate with their systems to generate 360-degree product views and AI-powered design recommendations that balance profit and environmental footprint. Instantly, for each style created.