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  • VITO is committed to facilitate the transition to a sustainable built environment by analyzing the current situations and systems, developing visions for innovative approaches, setting up experiments with relevant stakeholders and developing measures to raise the sustainability of materials, elements, buildings and neighborhoods. This ambitious goal requires broad expertise and therefore a multi- and interdisciplinary approach. To strengthen this team, we are looking for an expert life cycle analysis (LCA).
  • In this position you will work on LCA studies of materials, components and buildings with a focus on the environmental and financial/economic impact and analysis of the life cycle: from the extraction of raw materials to the production, transport to the yard, construction phase, operating phase, end-of-life treatment, recycling and final removal end (landfill, incineration).
  • You are responsible for providing advice in the field of sustainable building materials, components and buildings, mainly for industrial customers in consultancy assignments. This is done under the supervision of a senior LCA consultant.
  • You want to make a concrete contribution to the sustainability of companies and governments, to share knowledge, gain new knowledge, expand your network and get the best out of yourself and your colleagues.
  • In this position you will also contribute to raising projects and writing proposals and project proposals.
  • You will ensure the cooperation within national and European consortia and you build your network with Belgian and European governments and industrial partners.
  • You finally deliver concrete contributions to the development of innovative tools and solutions that meet the (future) customer needs.



  • You have at least 2 years experience in a research context, focusing on sustainable building and / or life cycle analysis (LCA)
  • You have a very strong affinity with life cycle assessments (LCA) of building materials and have a strong drive to further expand this study for VITO in an industrial and governmental context.
  • You are proficient in writing clear, comprehensive reports.
  • Complex data processing is one of your core strengths.
  • Experience with software development in the field of LCA modeling,  data processing and knowledge of visual basics programming is recommended.
  • Technological understanding of buildings and building elements is a plus. You are aware of typical composition of building elements; you can read architectural plans and you can interpret measurement statements.
  • You are an initiator who can adapt quickly to changing circumstances.
  • Furthermore, you are flexible and a results-oriented team player who enjoys working on projects independently.


  • A position in an eminent client-oriented organization, in the area of innovative technology research and science-backed consulting.
  • The opportunity to contribute to putting Flanders on the international map as active knowledge region and thus contribute to sustainable development.
  • An interesting salary package complete with extralegal benefits


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