Technical Specialist – LCA & Circular Economy

When we say ‘Circular Mobility’, what is the first thing that pop into your head? Do you know your way around Life Cycle Assessments and get enthusiastic about the opportunity to dive into the world of zero emission and zero waste mobility? Then we may have the perfect opportunity for you!

At Cenex Nederland it is our mission to support our customers and partners in making the world a better place to live and travel in. As an independent not-for-profit Consultancy and Research Technology Organisation we specialise in zero emission mobility, its energy infrastructure and circular economy.

You would become part of a growing team of experts in Amsterdam. Cenex NL is a relatively flat organisation, fostering a work environment where we support each other but encourage self-initiative and independence. You would be joining a not-for-profit organisation, and a team where sustainability and innovation is considered ‘business as usual’ and is fun to work with! Working hours may vary, but mostly fall between 8.30 (for early birds) and 18:00 (for afternoon thrivers), in a mix of working from the office and from home or traveling elsewhere for one of your projects.

In addition to our own team in the Netherlands we work closely with our strategic partner Cenex in the UK. This means we have access to an additional team of over 30 specialists with a wide range of complementing knowledge and skills to strengthen our team and ability to provide a great range of expertise to our partners and customers. Amsterdam may be our hometown, but our activities and ambitious agenda have an international reach as we work in international R&D projects and work with customers within and outside of the Netherlands.

THE ROLE

The world of mobility is changing fast. Not only is electric and hydrogen becoming part of the landscape, but the attention to lifecycle impact and circular economy within the industry’s value chain is gaining much traction. Should you join the team as our new colleague, you will potentially be working on both research & demonstration projects as well as consultancy projects in these (but not limited to) areas of expertise. Depending on your level of experience and specialism areas, your daily activities could vary from:

  • Research, analysis, modelling and (lifecycle) assessments for environmental, social, technical, and economic impact and feasibility
  • Provide expertise for eco-design and integration of circular economy principles in product value chains and organisations
  • Evaluate and contribute to the development of, for example, best practices, policy guidelines, recommendations, roadmaps, and strategies for zero emission and zero-waste transitions
  • Client and partner engagement (industry parties, public sector, knowledge institutes, etc)
  • Attending and presenting at (industry) conferences and organising workshops
  • Writing of customer and public-facing reports and other forms of publications

Your Profile

The role of Technical Specialist within Cenex NL can cover a range of specialisms at different experience levels. For this role we are looking for a new colleague who meets the following requirements:

Essential:

  • Relevant Master’s degree (such as technical, environmental management, industrial ecology, science degree specialisms)
  • LCA and LCC expertise (including experience with LCA software)
  • Good understanding of circularity principles and able to translate these to real-world application
  • Comfortable self-starter and completer of assignments
  • Enjoy working in teams, an integral part of many of our projects
  • Fluent in English, written and spoken
  • Excellent communicator (in person, presentations, writing reports)
  • Located in, near or within feasible commute distance of Amsterdam
  • Willingness to travel internationally on occasion.

 

Desirable:

  • Dutch (at minimum A2 level)
  • Knowledge / experience with Material Flow Analysis, data analysis and modelling methods and tools
  • Strong affinity / experience with mobility, transport, and energy sectors and related technologies
  • Experience with (EU) funding programmes (such as Horizon, Climate-KIC, FCHJU or national)

CONTACT DETAILS

Do you think you would be a good match, don’t hesitate to send your CV together with a covering letter by 26 June 2022 to hello@cenexgroup.nl and jobs@cenex.co.uk). We look forward to hearing from you!

NOTE: We prefer potential candidates to apply directly to us over applications via recruitment agencies.