Manager Life Cycle Evaluation

International Air Transport Association (IATA)

  • Publication date:

    13 October 2023
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  • Contract type:

    Unlimited employment
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Manager Life Cycle Evaluation

Employment Type: Permanent
Contract Duration: 

About the team you are joining

IATA is committed to achieving net zero CO2 emissions by 2050. In our Sustainability and Economics division we take a holistic approach to this challenge and seek to combine subject matter expertise with a cross-functional approach to leverage on all knowledge within the team.

Net zero for aviation requires a no-stones-unturned approach and IATA must research all options and opportunities to help bring to fruition the suite of solutions from now to 2050 and beyond. The ramp-up of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) is the key driver for our industry to be able to decarbonize but we need to ensure maturity of all other solutions related to reduced fuel burn, new energy solutions such as hydrogen or electric, carbon capture or related technologies and programs. This requires substantial work across the value chain and bringing together stakeholders and industry experts to progress research, trials, validation, and operating specifications.

Reporting to the Assistant Director Net Zero Research, you will be part of a multifaceted team which covers all these priorities. In your specific you will focus on assessments to analyze the environmental impacts associated with all the stages of the entire life cycle of products, services, and processes, i.e., from raw material through manufacturing, distribution, and use, to the recycling or final disposal of the materials. You will be responsible for determining best practices for life cycle evaluations, developing clear proposals to move forward as industry, as well as tracking progress and identifying risk-mitigation solutions.

What your day would be like

Lead the development of best practices for life cycle evaluation of SAF solutions and other net zero solutions including hydrogen, battery, direct air capture and carbon offsets
Work with Sustainability Certification Schemes to ensure alignment and global harmonization where appropriate.
Develop and maintain databases on qualification criteria and eligibility
Define availability of net zero solutions to support transition milestones
Define and maintain databases for robust offset programs
Support evaluation against different metrics including Well-to-Wake and Tank-to-Wake
Contribute to the team in a cross-functional manner regarding our ongoing research, development and tracking of relevant data, research and findings across the globe.
Coordinate with other IATA departments on cross-cutting issues and the implementation of present and future net zero solutions.
Provide subject matter support, project collaboration, and regional capacity building.

We would love to hear from you if

At least 4 years of relevant experience and a university degree in a discipline (such as engineering, mathematics, environmental studies, etc.) that will support your contribution to the team. Key assets would be:
-Knowledge and experience of conventional and sustainable aviation in the key areas of:
Aviation fuels
Other technological solutions
Environmental sustainability schemes and criteria
-Advanced analytical capabilities.
-Experience in the development of data-driven platforms and analysis.
-Good stakeholder contacts and credibility within the SAF industry.
-Excellent written and spoken English. Any additional languages would be an advantage
-A sympathetic and collaborative management style with strong emphasis on upskilling colleagues in a multi-cultural environment across different geographic regions.

Travel Required: Y 10%

Diversity and Inclusion are one of our key priorities and we want to role model it. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives and skills in which you can contribute at your best and be who you are. The more inclusive we are, the better we will be able to thrive to represent, lead and service the airline industry. If there is anything we can do to create a more comfortable interview experience for you, please let us know.

Learn more about IATA’s role in the industry, our benefits, and the team at iata/careers/. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

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