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Lead Sustainability Engineer

Modern Meadow

Modern Meadow

Nutley, NJ, USA
Posted on Friday, February 16, 2024

Lead, Sustainable Engineer

At Modern Meadow (MM) we are harnessing the power of design, biology and material science to produce high performing, sustainable, and scalable bio-based products. At the intersection of biotechnology and material science, we design solutions for the way we want the world to perform. We are pioneers of bio fabrication, building with biology. Because we have introduced a more effective, more responsible, and readily available supply, we are shifting demand away from extractive practices and toward a sustainable bioeconomy.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide science-based perspective to assist MM in setting company and product goals that are aligned with company philosophy and technical competencies
  • Partner cross functionally with scientists and engineers marrying technical and product functions to define and support near term and long-term projects
  • Assist R&D teams to drive innovation to meet science, technology, and commercial goals
  • Utilize eco-design principles and anticipatory LCAs to design and develop MM products
  • Aid in informing MM team on LCA and life cycle thinking to design for sustainability
  • Internal representative for third party interactions and communications (scientific community, science-focused customers + investors) within scope of the role
  • Occasionally present scientific results through journal publication, conferences, and other events

Experience, Skills & Knowledge:

This multidisciplinary role requires knowledge and expertise in science and engineering as well as green chemistry, eco-design principles and life-cycle assessment (LCA). The successful candidate will have:

  • Advanced degree in Life-cycle Assessment, Chemical/Biochemical/Materials Engineering or related discipline
  • 6+ years' experience in industrial research laboratory
  • Collaborative team spirit and drive to build consensus across multiple stakeholders
  • LCA practitioner or process engineer with experience building new processes and plans in life-cycle assessment software (i.e., GaBi, Simapro) and/or experience developing engineering process models in Aspen Plus, Hysys, or similar
  • Previous experience developing integrated process models and lifecycle inventories for lifecycle assessments of materials or other products preferred
  • Ability to work onsite at our Nutley, NJ HQ

What we offer:

We believe in investing in our employees’ wellbeing and professional growth a Modern Meadow and are pleased to offer comprehensive benefits for the total health of our organization including:

  • Competitive compensation that includes equity
  • Retirement planning (401k Matching)
  • Flexible paid time off
  • Winter Break (Company observed reset and recharge, final week of the year)
  • Commuter Benefits
  • Comprehensive benefit plans covering medical, dental, vision, life, and disability
  • Bi-monthly learning blocks to reinvest in your development utilizing LinkedIn Learning or other job specific programs
  • Identity Theft and Legal services (LifeLock and LegalShield)
  • Family services that include fertility benefits and equal paid parental leave
  • Collaborative, transparent, and inclusive culture with monthly engagement activities and programs

Details of these benefit plans will be provided if a candidate receives an offer of employment.

Modern Meadow is an equal opportunity employer.
In accordance with anti-discrimination law, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.