Ricardo is hiring a
Role: Business Analyst - Technical
Location: UK Flexible
Salary range: £50,000 - £60,000
Role ID: 2023-1694
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.
We are currently looking for a Business Analyst with a broad range of experience in getting to the root of complex data management processes, detailing requirements and translating those into solid user stories from which the development team can understand and develop code from.
You’ll understand the changing business needs, evaluate the impact of these changes, identify and analyse requirements, document them and facilitate communication among a range of stakeholders.
The role will include working closely with environmental specialists and project managers to firstly gain an understanding of the overall service and solution needs, before formulating improved business processes where identified, and detailing requirements through user stories that will help the developers to create software as efficiently as possible.
The role will also require successful relationship building across the business and flexible working across multiple projects. The successful candidate will be used to working in agile scrum-based project teams with strong client facing experience. The ideal candidate will be very strong technically and may have a software development background.
The successful candidate will have experience developing requirements for web solutions, desktop applications and mobile apps. The ideal candidate will exhibit excellent organisational skills and be comfortable in flexibly working across projects against challenging deadlines. Our ideal candidate will be adept at facilitating the capture of customer requirements in order to formulate the right solution, ideally with experience in the development of technical documents. Some travel nationally and internationally may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients, stakeholders, or off-site personnel/management.
As a Digital Business Analyst, you will be responsible for discovery activities and defining and validating User Stories. Working closely with the Product Owner and environmental specialists, you will help define and deliver the Product Backlogs.
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 having 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 driven, 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 to 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 to ensure an inclusive culture, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.
Our core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
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.