Position Description

Principal Scientist and Senior Thought Leader, Life Cycle Analysis
Location Hybrid Pittsburgh, PA
Employee Work Status Full time
ID 1282
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KeyLogic seeks to immediately hire an experienced senior thought leader and practitioner in the field of energy and environmental life cycle analysis to join its Pittsburgh-based Life Cycle Analysis team. This growing team conducts data-driven, statistically rigorous cradle-to-grave environmental assessments on a variety of conventional and renewable energy pathways for a variety of clients. Quantification of emissions and impacts is recognized as the critical first step to implementing science-based reduction approaches in systems of all scales. 

As a Principal Scientist, the successful candidate will apply sound process engineering principles and energy sector knowledge to the area of energy-related life cycle analysis (LCA).  They will work with the team to develop and apply methods and tools, collect and analyze data, integrate and interpret results, and communicate the resulting information in publications and presentations.  As a Senior Thought Leader, the successful candidate will propose and develop new approaches, especially those that integrate with other energy analysis fields, and apply those approaches to new sectors and systems.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's, Master's or Ph.D in Science or Engineering
  • At least five (5) years post-degree experience in conducting life cycle analyses
  • Ability to pass any required background checks and obtain any necessary security clearances required by our clients

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Project management and supervisory experience at $2M annual/20 FTE scale
  • Substantial publication record
  • Familiarity with data analysis and statistical analysis concepts
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel (lookups, pivot tables, vba programming)
  • Python programming skills

Position Roles, Responsibilities, Expectations:

  • Propose, perform, and publish energy LCA work at conference and in peer-reviewed journals
  • Seek out and propose collaborations among the LCA team and other KeyLogic energy analysis teams
  • Seek opportunities for external collaboration such as with industry and academia as distinct from business development
  • Contribute to and advance client strategic planning efforts
  • Contribute to and advance KeyLogic business development efforts, including proposal development
  • Participate in recruiting efforts for both junior and senior staff
  • Mentoring and supervising energy analysis junior staff
  • Serve as part of the Energy Analysis Leadership team
  • Continue personal growth and development, aligning your knowledge and skill acquisition with the future direction of KeyLogic and key clients


At KeyLogic we recognize that our employees are our most valuable resources. We hire talented, qualified professionals and provide each of our employees with every resource and opportunity to excel in their day-to-day activities as well as advance their career.

KeyLogic is a highly successful provider of professional and engineering services. We specialize in solutions that enable our customers to make better decisions for their organization. KeyLogic’s  performance has earned the company a solid reputation for high standards, proactive solutions, and an outstanding commitment to the customer, best exemplified by the fact we have never had a one-time federal customer — all of our customers have provided repeat business. This has led us to achieve significant growth every year since our founding in 1999.

At KeyLogic, we're known for our extraordinary commitment to the success of the organizations we serve. Our client list includes the Department of Defense (DoD), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Energy (DOE), Transportation (DOT) and Treasury (including the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)), General Services Administration (GSA), and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at KeyLogic without regard to race; creed; color; religion; national origin; sex; age; disability; sexual orientation; gender identity or expression; genetic predisposition or carrier status; veteran, marital; or any other status protected by law. KeyLogic is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.

NOTE: KeyLogic is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action employer. We do not discriminate in hiring on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at Recruiting@KeyLogic.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.  Request for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 

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