Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Senior LCA Analyst



Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Who we are:

Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet.

What you will do:

Our company seeks a highly motivated LCA Specialist to join our growing Sustainability team. In this role, you will lead our efforts to capture and communicate the carbon emissions reduction of Electra’s Clean Iron technology in Green Steel production.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive LCAs for steel products across their entire lifecycle, from raw material extraction to end-of-life, in accordance with ISO 14040/14044 standards.
  • Interface with end use customers to translate Electra’s product LCA into customer specific carbon accounting methods and frameworks.
  • Develop and maintain robust LCA models for industry leading iron production processes, considering specific industry challenges and data availability.
  • Analyze LCA data to identify key environmental hotspots and opportunities for carbon footprint reduction in Electra’s Clean Iron production technology.
  • Prepare clear and concise LCA reports for internal and external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies and customers.
  • Stay up to date on the latest LCA methodologies, carbon accounting best practices, and relevant industry standards including those used by Electra competitors, major steel makers
  • Be prepared to defend Electra’s LCA modeling compared to different modeling methodologies and approaches.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including engineering, operations, and procurement, to integrate LCA findings into product development and process optimization strategies.
  • Support the development of Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) and Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) reports for Electra’s iron product and mineral co-products.
  • Reads, understands, and complies with all workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices, and company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

What we need you to bring to the team:

  • Bachelor's or Master's in environmental science, Sustainability, or a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience conducting LCAs
  • preferably within the steel or aluminum production industry
  • Strong understanding of carbon accounting principles and greenhouse gas (GHG) protocols.
  • Proficiency in LCA modeling software (e.g.Catena-X).
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to present complex technical information to a variety of audiences.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

What we want you to bring to the team:

  • Experience in Life Cycle Analysis in Steel and Aluminum industries.
  • Experience with Life Cycle Inventory (LCI) databases
  • relevant to the steel industry.
  • Knowledge of ISO standards for LCA (ISO 14040/14044).
  • Experience with carbon footprinting and GHG reporting protocols.
  • Experience working in a start-up environment.


  • The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $115,000-$145,000 annually, but it may be more or less depending on skills, experience, and education.

Benefits For You:

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, short-term disability, long-term disability, and basic life insurance plans
  • Reasonable use PTO
  • $1,800 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account)

Benefits For Your Family:

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, and telemedicine plans
  • $3,600 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Benefits For Your Future:

  • 401k with up to 5% matching contributions which vest 100% on day one
  • Eligibility for incentive stock options