The Built Environment team at VITO/EnergyVille assesses the environmental impact of building materials and energy technologies. We provide industry and governments with advice on innovative solutions and alternative methods of production. We are currently seeking an experienced life-cycle analysis (LCA) expert to strengthen our team.

  • In this role, you will act as the senior expert for funded research projects (such as H2020), as well as consultancy assignments for industry or governments.
  • You will bring innovation to our field of expertise by contributing and developing new methods and expertise in relation to the digitisation of LCA/LCC assessments, innovative data strategies and machine learning technology. In this regard, you will make tangible contributions to the development of innovative tools and solutions that meet current and future client needs.
  • In your role as project coordinator, you will direct the progress achieved by the in-house project team and ensure that this is in alignment with the relevant external partners. You will form the first point of contact for the client and will also be the external face of those projects at stakeholder forums and public events.
  • You will be responsible for partnerships within national and European consortia, and you will expand your network to include Belgian and European authorities and industrial partners.
  • You will also play a role in the acquisition of projects and in writing tenders and project proposals.

  • You hold a Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. A PhD and experience with publishing through scientific channels would be an advantage.
  • You are able to demonstrate at least four years’ professional experience focused on life-cycle analysis (LCA). You must have an interest in scientific research.
  • Experience with complex data processing and basic programming skills, e.g. in Python, is a must.
  • You are adept at writing clear, coherent reports.
  • You have experience in coordinating projects and delivering them in line with quality requirements and the specified budgets and timescales, to the satisfaction of clients.
  • You are keen to make a specific contribution towards improving the sustainability of businesses and government organizations, as well as to share your knowledge, acquire new knowledge, expand your network and challenge yourself and your colleagues to excel.
  • You are a flexible and results-orientated team player who also enjoys the opportunity to tackle projects under your own steam.
  • Knowledge of English is a prerequisite (verbal and written proficiency).
  • Knowledge of Dutch is an advantage.


  • A role within a prominent client-oriented and highly dynamic organization involved in the field of innovative technological research and scientifically based consultancy.
  • The opportunity to help us put Flanders on the map internationally as an active knowledge region in the field of sustainable development.
  • An attractive salary package plus non-statutory benefits.
  • A flexible working environment with the opportunity to work from various VITO sites (Genk, Antwerp, Mol and Ghent) and to combine this with working from home.


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