Ricardo is hiring a
Role: Senior Consultant - Climate action planning
Location: Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow or London (Paddington) office - hybrid working
Role ID: 2022-1599
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 an Senior Consultant to join our Climate action planning team. Across the rest of the CAPT team we also carry out a lot of climate action planning work for overseas clients, in a wide range of countries in South America, Africa and Asia, including supporting implementation of the Paris Agreement goals, Nationally Determined Contributions, Long Term Strategies and National Adaptation Planning. Whilst the focus of this role is on local authority climate action, depending on resourcing and availability there may also be some scope for getting involved in wider international work.
We are seeking an experienced senior consultant to play a key role in our expanding team offering support to local authorities on climate action planning. The work will involve project delivery and management, and business development, set within Ricardo’s exciting and dynamic Climate Action Planning (CAPT) team. The primary focus of the role will be to contribute to and lead projects, mostly for local authority clients, on understanding current greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, modelling future emissions scenarios to net zero and developing climate action plans. We are also beginning to support more local authorities in developing their local plans – the plans for the future development of a local area – to better align with net zero. Our work to date has supported a variety of local authorities across the UK – district councils, city councils, County councils, unitary authorities and combined authorities.
You will contribute to both the delivery of ongoing and new projects, including both technical delivery and project management. As part of an established business area, you will work with our team to implement a clear business development plan and contribute to new business acquisition. We believe in playing people to their strengths, whilst also supporting you to develop your skills and expertise through exciting projects and collaborative working with colleagues from across the business.
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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 and ensure a culture of inclusivity, 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.