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Life Cycle Assessment/Carbon Lead

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Employer Provided Salary: 125,000-175,000 Annually
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The Carbon Technical Lead will be part of a team that delivers product sustainability verification services and will be focused on Life Cycle Assessment based solutions for manufacturers and brand owners. This role will be responsible for the creation, critical review and verification of Life Cycle Assessments (LCAs), Product Carbon Footprints (PCFs) and Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and will provide support to other internal and external project delivery resources. External relationships will be an important part of the position, with a requirement to liaise with clients and represent UL with standards organizations, industry stakeholders, representatives from partner organizations and at conferences. The Carbon Technical Lead will also support new and existing program development efforts.
We are looking for a Lifecycle Assessment Practitioner with the following responsibilities:

  • This role is remote. Candidates can live anywhere in US.
  • Supports Technical Services leadership in defining the interpretation, application and uniformity of technical methods, techniques and requirements applied in testing, audits and/or inspections.
  • Acts as lead verifier for PCF and EPD verification projects.
  • Develops ISO compliant LCA study reports, PCFs and EPDs.
  • Represents UL at technical meetings, regulatory discussions, standards committees and association meetings related to carbon.
  • Responsible for training and maintaining a list of competent team members. Onboards new team members, including external consultants as necessary.
  • Collaborates with Business Development to share market trends and identify commercial opportunities
  • Assists in development of new programs and leads implementation of new programs that are developed by program owner.
  • Drives and delivers on continuous improvement, efficiency, and automation of service delivery.
  • Stays on top of LCA and carbon market trends, especially regulations, standards and frameworks related to carbon accounting.
  • Responsible for the implementation of technical interpretation, application, training and uniformity of technical methods, techniques, and requirements in assigned geography and/or Industry. Develops guidelines, procedures and programs for internal operational adherence.
  • Supports strategic selling opportunities by leveraging industry relationships and providing technical expertise and advice during the sales process.
  • Represents UL at meetings of outside organizations; providing expert advice to influence industry approaches and elevate UL's thought leadership in the market.
  • Conducts webinars, presentations, technical trainings and workshops in region for internal and external stakeholders.
  • May manage the performance of direct reports by defining accountabilities, establishing performance objectives and goals, providing feedback and guidance and ensuring that all policies are understood and adhered to.
  • Support and provide feedback to alignment initiatives for Technical Services.
  • Total Rewards: The salary range for this position is $125,000 - $175,000. and is based upon years of experience that is commensurate with the level of the position.
  • All employees at UL Solutions are eligible for annual bonus compensation. The target for this position is 20% of the base salary offered. Employees are eligible for health benefits such as medical, dental and vision; wellness benefits such as mental & financial health; and retirement savings (401K) commensurate with the standard rewards offered in each individual location or country, for the relevant position level. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation (15 days), holiday including floating holidays (12 days) and sick time off (72 hours).
  • Internal applicants with questions related to the Total Rewards for this position should submit a ticket via askHR for more insights.
  • The application deadline for this position is 7/29/2024


  • University Degree (Bachelor's degree) in Environmental Science or related field
  • 10+ years of post-graduate experience on Product Carbon Footprint and Life Cycle Assessment related projects either in a climate-related consulting position or an in-house sustainability role, including 5 years in a project leader or verifier role
  • LCA experience including creating and verifying LCAs to ISO 14044, ISO 14040 and relevant PCRs
  • Knowledge and previous use of standards and frameworks that relate to the carbon footprinting of products (ISO 14067, PAS 2050, GHG Protocol, PACT, Together for Sustainability, Catena-X) and EPDs (ISO 14025, ISO 21930, EN 15804)
  • Previously performed assurance of product carbon footprint statements following standards like ISO 14064-3, the GHG Protocol or private sector assurance programs based upon these standards)
  • Strong working knowledge of LCA software such as GaBi, OpenLCA or SimaPro is essential
  • Knowledge of the market including industry players, regulations, voluntary programs
  • Previous audit, inspection or site visit experience is preferred
  • Previous participation on standard or PCR committees related to the carbon footprint of products/ GWP
  • Accreditation as a Life Cycle Assessment Certified Professional (LCACP) or similar is a plus
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What are UL Solutions Perks + Benefits

UL Solutions Benefits Overview

All employees at UL Solutions are offered competitive base salaries and are eligible for bonus compensation. UL Solutions offers a generous 401k matching structure of up to 5% of eligible pay. Additionally, we invest an additional 4% into your retirement saving fund every year after your first year of continuous employment. We provide Healthcare Reimbursement Accounts and Health Savings Accounts that UL Solutions contributes to twice per year! Depending on your role, you can work with your manager on flexible working arrangements. We also provide employees with paid time off including vacation, holiday, sick and volunteer time off.

Volunteer in local community
In support of both UL Solutions Mission and Corporate Sustainability initiatives, we offer employees 16 hours of paid time off to volunteer virtually and in person.
Partners with nonprofits
We partner with Watts of Love, Habitat for Humanity and Ronald McDonald House Charities globally. UL Solutions also partners with regional and local organization every day.
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Highly diverse management team
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity employee resource groups
UL Solutions has 9 Business Resource Groups: PRIDE, Black BRG, ULatino, Disability Alliance, Tribal Voices, WILBBRG, Young Professionals, UL Parents and the Military BRG and are open to all employees.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
UL Solutions Flexible Spending Account helps employees cover out-of-pocket medical, dental, vision or to pay day care expenses with pre-tax contributions of up to $5,000 annually.
Disability insurance
UL Solutions offers Short-Term Disability coverage and Long-Term Disability insurance.
Dental insurance
Cigna dental plan covers the following at 100% per calendar year: Two exams, including cleanings, one flouride treatment and sealants (per tooth) limited to dependent children; one set of x-rays.
Vision insurance
UL Solutions offers affordable vision insurance through EyeMed
Health insurance
UL Solutions Health Plans pay over 75% of medical coverage and offers a choice of two high deductible health plans and a PPO plan, administered by United Healthcare.
Life insurance
UL Solutions provides life and accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) insurance, each equal to an employee's annual salary at no cost to you. Employees can purchase additional coverage.
Pet insurance
Wellness programs
Employees can enroll in programs such as Weight Watchers, Fidelity and our internal Healthy Minds programming to support their personal wellness journeys.
Mental health benefits
In addition to our EAP, UL Solutions has an internal site for employees to access support and resources for mental health and wellbeing. The site is updated monthly with events and activities.
Financial & Retirement
All UL Solutions employees can utilize the 401(k)-retirement savings plan to save for future financial needs.
401(K) matching
UL Solutions matches pre-tax/Roth 401(k) contribution dollar for dollar up to 3% of base you contribute and then 50 cents for dollar between 3-7%, for a total of 5% matching contribution.
Performance bonus
All UL Solutions employees are eligible to participate in an annual bonus program that rewards employees for contributing to the company's business success..
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
UL Solutions offers six weeks of paid parental bonding leave to birth and adoptive parents to enable them to spend time with their newborn or newly adopted children.
Family medical leave
UL Solutions offers a paid family leave, which enables eligible employees to request up to four weeks of paid time off to care for and assist an eligible family member.
Adoption Assistance
UL Solutions offers an adoption assistance benefit to eligible employees to help cover costs associated with adopting a child.
Vacation + Time Off
Paid volunteer time
UL Solutions encourages employees to give back with paid volunteer time of up to 16 hours a year.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
UL Solutions offers up to 9 paid sick days per year.
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
UL Solutions offers pre-tax commute benefits to help save money on transportation and paring expenses while commuting to and from work.
Company-sponsored outings
Onsite office parking
Onsite gym
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
UL Solutions encourages employees to consider the Tuition Assistance Program for coursework in pursuit of an undergraduate or post graduate degree that is business and/or development related.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Customized development tracks

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