Intern - Environmental modeling and life cycle assessment

Sherbrooke, QC, Canada

Job Type

Internship

The expertise of the Interdisciplinary Research Laboratory on Sustainable Engineering and Ecodesign (LIRIDE) focuses on life cycle impact assessment. Internationally recognized for its scientific research, LIRIDE supports industry, SMEs, and organizations in their commitment to true sustainable development supported by life cycle assessment and the circular economy. Located at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada), LIRIDE is seeking applications for the following position.

About the role

This internship position is part of LIRIDE's partnership research activities with multiple organizations outside the university research community. The increasing number of partnership activities of the laboratory raises the need for a research professional who will act as a life cycle assessment (LCA) analyst on many projects. The projects focus on life cycle and environmental impact assessments (LCA), but can be complemented with life cycle assessments (LCA). These activities aim essentially at evaluating the sustainability of several processes, products or services. The applications are multiple and very diversified, and concern the building, energy, electronics, etc. sectors, but also to promote ecodesign in all sectors of activity.

Requirements

  • Orientation towards high quality work

  • Technical and professional knowledge

  • Demonstrated ability to maintain strong interpersonal communication

  • interpersonal communication (with colleagues and research partners)

  • Ability to translate analytical results into concrete recommendations and

  • concrete actions

  • Ability to manage priorities; problem solving, analytical and

  • problem solving, analysis and information retrieval skills

  • Creativity

Experience in more than one of the following areas:

  • Life cycle analysis

  • Life cycle cost analysis

  • Ecodesign

  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)

Programming skills and competencies (e.g. VBA for Excel, Python) are an asset.


Admissibility criteria


  • Bachelor's degree and any advanced degree in engineering or equivalent

  • Have performed full life cycle assessments in accordance with ISO 14040-44 standards

  • Knowledge of carbon footprint methods

  • Knowledge of SimaPro software and databases used in life cycle assessment such as Ecoinvent

  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and PowerPoint

  • Fluency in French and English (oral and written)

  • Superior writing skills

Daily work

Contribute to LIRIDE's research activities and participate in various research projects such as: eco-design, environmental product declaration (EPD), environmental and economic life cycle analysis.

The work will be carried out within an interdisciplinary team

Write reports and presentations in a format adapted to the needs of the research partners and intended for internal and external audiences.

Develop customized solutions and tools for implementing life cycle assessment and eco-design.


Provide occasional travel for meetings with partners.

Admission

We look forward to receiving your online application including :

Resume

Credentials

Cover letter

Two references

We will begin interviewing candidates during the summer of 2022.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.