Life Cycle Assessment Specialist Sustainability

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Life Cycle Assessment Specialist Sustainability

As an LCA-specialist at Polestar you will take the lead in driving LCAs into the product development process and support our choice of materials, design and technology based on environmental impact.


Let us describe the challenge we offer

At Polestar we use our three core strengths design, innovation and sustainability to accelerate the transition to electric, sustainable mobility. Our sustainability work revolves around climate-neutrality (with Polestar 0 project as one of our most notable activities), circularity, transparency and inclusion. We want all Polestars around the world to be activated and do their part in this work, with the support of a team of leads and experts in different sustainability fields. We are taking the lead in utilizing life cycle assessment not only as a tool for assessing impacts along our products’ life cycle and making the right decisions based on that, but also as a way of creating greater transparency. As an LCA-specialist at Polestar you will take the lead in driving LCAs into the product development process and support our choice of materials, design and technology based on environmental impact. Your will also get to further develop our way of working and methodology on LCAs, and to take what we have achieved so far on transparency even further, for example through exploring new innovative and progressive methods in this field. You will be a part of the Sustainability Team at Polestar’s HQ in Gothenburg, report to Head of Sustainability, and also get to work closely with our affiliate network, e.g. Volvo Cars and Geely.

In this role you will:

  • Support the teams and co-workers at Polestar in reaching our environmental goals
  • Ensure transparency on environmental claims
  • Coordinate activities for enhancing environmental awareness and considerations across Polestar functions
  • Provide a holistic view on all relevant environmental impact categories
  • Be Polestar’s go to-LCA expert

What you’ll do

  • Estimate environmental impact of Polestar’s vehicles by conducting LCAs on a continuous basis
  • Support Polestar’s departments in evaluating and choosing materials and technologies based on environmental performance
  • Evaluate and compare suppliers’ environmental claims
  • Work closely with the internal and external stakeholders and partners to develop the LCA-methodology
  • Deliver LCA communication, support and training across Polestar and externally
  • Secure compliance with standards within the area and monitor upcoming standards and regulations
  • Develop internal processes and way of working with LCA

You and your skills

  • You have more than 5 years of experience working with LCA related issues
  • You have a Master (MSc) in Environmental Science with a Natural Science base or equivalent
  • You are energized by working in a creative start-up environment, taking action where you see potential and creating structure where needed
  • You are well experienced with Gabi Software
  • You have knowledge of how to perform LCA according to standards such as ISO 14044/14040 and Greenhouse Gas Protocol Product Life Cycle Accounting and Reporting Standard.
  • You have experience of using LCA to assess a variety of impact categories, besides climate impact, such as resource depletion, water use and toxicity.

At Polestar, you will be part of a cross-functional and international team, with English as a natural language for written and spoken communication.


Polestar - the guiding star.

We are an electric performance brand, determined to improve the society we live in. Our focus is on uncompromised design and technology. Passion and emotion drive us, electricity and innovation drive our cars. Our products are excellent, efficient and entertaining. In Polestar’s future, there is no room for shortcuts, excuses or compromises. We are all in, dedicated on our ambition. Guiding our industry forward through pure, progressive, performance.


Is this you? If you are interested in joining the Polestar family, don't wait with submitting your application. We apply a continuous selection process and the job post will be open until the position is filled.

Are you ready for the journey? Which is electric by the way...

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