Life Cycle Assessment Expert

at W.L. Gore & Associates in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Job:Engineers, Scientists & Tech


Primary Location:Americas-US-DE-Newark


Other Locations:Americas-US-MD-Elkton, Americas-US-AZ-Flagstaff, Americas-US-AZ-Phoenix










Life Cycle Assessment Expert-212293





This position may be located in Europe or the United States.

Candidates based in EU, please apply to job# 212431


About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.


About the Industry: At Gore, our global support teams bring together extensive knowledge and collaborate closely to support our diverse portfolio of products that solve complex problems and perform in the most demanding environments. Learn more at


About the Role: We are looking for a LCA Expert to join our Enterprise Sustainability Team. This role will support the expansion and enhancement of our capabilities to quantify and further improve the environmental impacts of our materials and products along their life cycle. There is a strong preference for it to be based at any of our US or EU manufacturing sites.




Work with our divisions to establish LCA capabilities - focus on shared methodology, processes, and tools - to allow our businesses to create reliable and consistent product environmental footprint information

Engage with businesses and functions to promote LCA thinking and support them to identify appropriate approaches matching development stages, sensitivity of data gaps and desired study outputs

Collaborate with businesses on LCA projects to better understand our product's use phase environmental benefits and impacts along their life cycle

Provide qualitative and quantitative environmental guidance to our materials and product innovators

Help identify opportunities to improve our environmental impacts along the value chain

Engage with selected external stakeholders on promoting LCA application and development of missing tools in industries Gore is serving

Guide and support divisional pilot LCA projects (all stages: ideation, modeling, data collection, data analysis, data visualization, reporting), perform analyses on energy, water, waste, and emissions and create LCA models





Required Qualifications:

Technical academical degree with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a sustainability role within an industrial environment

Experience in applying LCA and implementing footprinting tools in complex organizations (GaBi, openLCA, etc.)

Current knowledge of best practices in applying LCA and other environmental footprinting tools in industry (e.g. automotive, consumer electronics, healthcare)

Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and value chains

Excellent analytical and data management skills

Proven ability to communicate to and engage with a range of audiences (e.g. R&D, Sales), including explaining complex technical topics

Proven ability to influence and drive change in a global organization

Ability to travel up to 20% internationally


Desired Qualifications:

LCA experience with polymer-based articles

Existing LCA network in industry

Proven project management skills


What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at


We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.


Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.


Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.




Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at #LI-ASC


Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

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Job Posting: 874261

Posted On: Nov 19, 2021

Updated On: Dec 18, 2021