Ricardo is hiring an
Role: Analyst Consultant - Environmental Policy
Location: Hybrid roles based in either London, Madrid, Harwell (Oxfordshire), Manchester
Salary: £26-30,000 + benefits depending on location
Role ID: 2023-1859
Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world
Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading-edge and innovative cross-sector sustainable products and solutions. Every day, we enable our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges to help achieve a safe and sustainable world.
Energy & Environment, one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units, is a leader in sustainability consultancy, solving complex environmental challenges through industry-leading analysis, advice and data. With more than 40 years of heritage in addressing air quality, environmental and sustainability issues, our customers value us for our deep understanding and breadth of services covering the entire value chain from evidence, policy & strategy to implementation.
As we expand, we are looking for an Analyst Consultant to support a range of exciting and innovative projects within our Environmental Policy team. The Environmental Policy team at Ricardo works with governmental and private sector organisations on the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies, strategies and plans. Our clients operate at the heart of environmental policymaking and need impartial evidence. Our objective technical expertise and robust economics generate high-quality analysis that stands up to scrutiny. We deliver this specialism across several environmental policy thematic areas, including air quality policy, chemicals policy, industrial pollution policy, green finance, nature-based solutions and natural capital. The diverse team comprises around 30 people from 12 nationalities, with backgrounds in natural & social sciences, economics and engineering.
We are seeking a recent graduate or early years professional. This role will provide the perfect first step into a consultancy career in the exciting and rapidly evolving field of environmental regulation. As an Analyst Consultant, you will support the delivery of research and analysis projects, managing your time across several projects. From day one, you will be part of a team supporting senior colleagues in delivering a portfolio of high-profile projects to clients. Specific tasks are likely to include reviewing literature, gathering and analysing data, contributing to reports and presentations that are delivered to clients, and to proposals for new projects. The role will include support across all the above-mentioned thematic areas.
Required competencies, experience, skills and behaviours
Desirable competencies, experience, skills and behaviours
Fluency in Spanish or other European languages.
Data science capability, including knowledge of Python.
Experience in environmental consultancy, Government, academic research or think-tank.
Understanding of some of the following:
Policy cycle (ex-ante impact assessment of policies and regulations, policy development and implementation, ex-post evaluation of policies and programmes)
Tools and methods used in policymaking: stakeholder consultation, survey design and execution; market analyses; cost-benefit analysis; data collection, validation and analysis.
Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside you will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development. We are always keen to hear from people who have drive, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.
Wellbeing and work life balance
We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's working from home, being in the office, or as a hybrid worker. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Wellbeing is at the core of our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. Our People are important to us, and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and ensure a culture of inclusivity, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.
Once you have submitted your application a member of our Recruitment Team will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary dependent on the volume of applications that we receive for each role and in some cases, we may start to review applications prior to the closing date.