Climate Impact Analyst

Lobelia is a pioneering company in the use of Earth Observation satellites to address the climate emergency. We develop and operate services to study the state of the Earth’s resources, and provide key data for adaptation and mitigation measures in face of the climate crisis.

The team at Lobelia is formed by passionate experts in physics, earth science, engineering, graphic design, data visualization, computational intelligence and business development. We work with trusted data providers and have a growing network of international collaborators that are as engaged as we are.

Lobelia is hiring a Climate impact analyst to strengthen its scientific team.

1. What you will do

Your primary role will be to use climate projections and tailored datasets provided by the scientific team to assess the physical impact of climate risk on the built infrastructure, on nature-based solutions (NBS) and on the natural environment.

Your tasks will include:

  • Identification of local civil infrastructure (i.e. bridges, railways, roads, …) and connected behaviors of interdependent systems (including infrastructures and nature-based solutions) in different areas of Europe
  • Investigation of existing climate resilience and adaptation strategies
  • Identification and selection of physical climate risk assessment guidelines (i.e. JRC, STREST, …) and relevant vulnerability analysis frameworks
  • Definition and implementation of metrics for the evaluation of the physical climate impact, particularly in infrastructures and in Nature-based solutions (NBS)
  • Research and selection of analysis tools and relevant datasets (i.e. structural vulnerability functions, fragility curves, response and vulnerability analysis models, …) for the identified infrastructures and solutions
  • Execution of scenario simulations (stress test) based on single and multiple hazards projections developed by the scientific team, to identify exposure to threats and vulnerabilities at the asset level, and the possible consequences of cascading effects / failures on a regional scale
  • Quantification of physical damage associated with each relevant climate hazard at the asset and regional level, with a focus on monetary losses, in support of economic impact assessments
  • Provide support in communication, preparation of events, literature review and proposals writing for climate vulnerability topics
  • Assess client needs in relation to climate impact, formulate technical approaches, work on publications/technical papers and deliver presentations.

2. What you will bring

Must-haves include:

  • Master's degree in engineering (preferably structural, civil, environmental, or mechanical), earth science, energy resources, geography, economics, environmental policy, or a related field
  • Knowledge climate change risk assessments, climate impact modelling, adaptation and vulnerability topics (for example, the IPCC domain), climate scenarios and projected changes, and the climate-energy economy
  • Previous experience in geospatial analysis, data science or simulation models related to the environmental and socio-economic impacts of climate change, including impact on infrastructure
  • Strong technical skills and experience with data and quantitative methods and analysis
  • Good understanding of statistics and programming (preferably Python)
  • Interest in developing decision support tools
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
  • Positive attitude, always committed to success and being part of a team

3. What we offer

We offer a full-time, permanent position, with a competitive salary. The location for this vacancy is in Barcelona.

Our flexible working conditions not only exist on paper. All of us take advantage of this flexibility and use it for a balanced working life.

We offer challenging topics having a societal impact, the best gear to work on them, a stimulating and diverse working environment and an international network of trusted organisations, companies and experts we work with on a daily basis.

But above all, we offer the unique chance to work at the forefront of a social and economic movement to raise awareness on climate change and use evidence-based insights to cope with it in an effective way.

4. Tell us about you!

If you want to apply for this vacancy, send us an email at telling us about your past, present and ideal future work. Send us your résumé or portfolio, and show us something you’ve worked on that makes you feel great.

Thanks for your interest! We can’t wait to hear from you.

  • Barcelona
  • Full-time, permanent position, with a competitive salary
  • Flexible working conditions