Sustainable Systems and Materials Engineer

  • Lyft
  • San Francisco, CA 94110
  • 17 days ago


Job Description

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Sustainable Systems and Materials Engineers at Lyft deliver solutions to improve the impacts of hardware across the supply chain.

They support cross-functional initiatives, leveraging communication and collaboration skills to understand dynamic regulatory, policy, and market requirements.

Our SSMEs are technically strong with environmental engineering experience across hardware development and facility operations.

They develop LCAs for a suite of hardware products, support the improvement of supplier environmental performance, and work with cross-functional teams to identify and integrate sustainable materials into hardware products.

SSMEs at Lyft are both strategic and tactical and have the courage to drive material changes with difficult constraints and challenging priorities.

They are expected to own sustainability projects and the technical implementation of sustainable material integrations.

In addition to the specific applied engineering responsibilities, this position is expected to contribute to the maturity of the overall function.

This includes creating and refining processes, tools and templates that can be applied across all initiatives and categories worldwide.

This exciting MPM role will be focused on hardware supply chain solutions to meet our riders micromobility needs.


Develop solutions and best practices for minimizing the impact of hardware and manufacturing systems on human health and the physical environment across the supply chain

Build and update LCA models for hardware and drive change based on results

Ensure Suppliers are following established minimum standards and identify risk areas in support of supplier selection and supply chain improvement activities

Provide sustainability data to cross-functional teams including Transit Partnerships, Product, and Engineering.

Build strategies to improve environmental performance across all hardware platforms

Lead Supply Chain transportation decision making maximize positive environmental impact


Bachelor's or Master's degree in civil and/or environmental engineering, chemical engineering, and/or related field

At least 5 years in relevant environmental management and/or multi-disciplinary engineering experience in materials development or supporting manufacturing facilities

Experience interpreting environmental regulations for practical applications

PE or EIT is a plus

Knowledge of project management phases is a plus

External engagement and/or supplier management experience is a plus


Great medical, dental, and vision insurance options

Mental health benefits

In addition to 12 observed holidays, salaried team members have unlimited paid time off, hourly team members have 15 days paid time off

401(k) plan to help save for your future

18 weeks of paid parental leave.

Biological, adoptive, and foster parents are all eligible

Pre-tax commuter benefits

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Lyft is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.

We also consider qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable federal, state and local law.

Until further notice, Lyft employees working in the United States in any capacity (on a daily or hybrid schedule or as a visitor) are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19.

Employees are considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completion of the entire recommended series of vaccination (usually one or two doses) with a vaccine authorized to prevent COVID-19 by the federal Food and Drug Administration (FDA), including by way of an emergency use authorization.

Lyft will maintain records associated with your vaccination history in a way that is compliant with all relevant Federal, state and local laws.

Exceptions to this requirement are employees who require religious or medical exemption as approved through Lyft's accommodations process

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