Life Cycle Assessment Senior Specialist

Would you like to develop our LCA model to secure environmental documentation of our product portfolio, while actively supporting product development projects to take better-informed environmental choices?


Then you may be the one we are looking for as our new LCA Senior Specialist.


This is a unique position in a busy and action-oriented environment with key behaviors like collaboration and customer centricity are in focus. A financially strong company that is culturally driven to make the world a better and more sustainable place.


In Grundfos, the sustainability impact of our products is a focus area under constant development that is of great importance for the entire organization. We want to be able to measure our impact and the continuous improvements in the areas of resource efficiency and resource effectiveness of our products. The LCA Senior specialist will be a part of the Group Environment, Health and safety and will report to Senior Manager of the Intelligence Center of Excellence, Jørgen Kristian Pedersen.



What is the job about?


In this role, you will be responsible for further development of our LCA models in close cooperation with our other LCA specialist based in Serbia. You will be developing simplified models/decision support tools into our technology and product development. Additionally, you will be responsible for ensuring customer demands on the environmental impact of our products are met (such as environmental product declarations, EPDs) in preparation during product development, but also as part of the after sales service. You will work closely with the Product Sustainability Specialist placed in Grundfos development organization, being actively involved in everything from product strategies to detailed development of product platforms.


Your tasks will include:

  • Developing and maintaining the LCA model in accordance with relevant regulations and standards
  • Supporting our Product Management and Product Development Project teams in defining environmental requirements in the product development process and support of their decision-making process by providing environmental product data
  • Integration of LCA based environmental data in existing Grundfos tools working with life cycle thinking & eco-design and circular economy
  • Calculation of LCAs on the Grundfos product portfolio but also individual product materials/packaging materials/production processes, etc.
  • Participate in developing strategies within the areas of resource efficiency and environmental impact of our products
  • Translation of LCA results into easy communicable formats (for an internal and external audience)
  • Supporting our sales companies with requested and pro-actively provided environmental information and the development of EPDs
  • Educate and promote LCA thinking and methodology in our organisation



At Grundfos you will be working for a global leader in advanced pump solutions and a trendsetter in water technology. We contribute to global sustainability by pioneering solutions to the world’s water and climate challenges and improve quality of life for people. Grundfos is an unlisted, values-based company owned by a foundation that is dedicated to further developing our business.


The position is based in Grundfos, Bjerringbro.



What do you need to apply?


You have a technical background and some years of experience in modelling LCA calculations in GaBi (Grundfos is using GaBi), ideally from a similar position in an international company. You are familiar with many different materials and their environmental impacts and you have good analytical skills. You know how to use LCA as an enabler for pro-active environmental decisions and can communicate complex results in a simplified way. It would be an advantage if you have specific experience within LCA calculations of utility products, including electronic equipment.


As a person, you are committed and can work independently, evoke credibility, have good interpersonal and communication skills and a strong personal impact and drive. You are accurate, flexible and are dedicated to environmental improvements and can articulate the benefits to non-technical colleagues. You feel comfortable working daily with a large organization with opposing interests. You are fluent in English both verbal and written - communication in Danish is an advantage but not a must.



Additional information


If you have questions or want to know more about the position, please contact Senior Manager, Jørgen Kristian Pedersen at +45 22 79 64 33.


If this job sounds appealing to you, please send your resume and cover letter today and no later than January 27, 2020 by clicking on “Apply”.



We look forward to hearing from you.


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