Regulatory Consultant

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location
  • Oxfordshire (Harwell)

Job Description

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

The National Chemical Emergency Centre (NCEC), founded over 4O years ago, is the market leading provider of chemical emergency response services globally, dealing with over 4,000 emergency calls a year on behalf of over 500 companies, including 50% of the largest chemical manufacturers in the world. We are recognised by our clients, the industry and our peers as being the premium provider of these services, and our reputation is based on the outstanding level of knowledge and technical expertise of our emergency response team.

Alongside the emergency response services, we also offer a range of regulatory compliance services (including REACH registration and representation, technical document authoring (SDS, etc.)), software packages for managing SDS and chemicals, as well as training and crisis consultancy and incident notification.

Today NCEC is part of Ricardo PLC’s subsidiary company, Ricardo Energy & Environment; a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, air quality, transport, water, environmental and our chemical risk expertise with strong marketing, IT and economics capability.

NCEC is seeking to significantly expand its regulatory consultancy offerings and has a need for a Safety Data Sheet author and Regulatory consultant for a proven expert in to help build our resource to deliver work across these areas.



NCEC offers a range of consultancy services to its ca. 1,000 customers in the chemical sectors, although its primary focus is on telephone-based chemical emergency response. Its customers are based internationally and are faced with many varied challenges beyond emergency response as a result of fast-changing chemical regulations such as CLP/GHS and REACH. In response, NCEC has developed a range of regulatory consultancy services which have supported these requirements over a number of years. These services include;


  • SDS Authoring
  • SDS Management software (incoming and outgoing SDS)
  • REACH services
  • Poison Centre notifications
  • Training
  • DGSA, and
  • Other bespoke consultancy projects


NCEC has several full time employees deployed on these projects, and a team of shift-based emergency responders who have chemistry degrees and regulatory knowledge so also contribute towards project delivery.


Key accountabilities:

The regulatory consultant will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking client work specifically Safety Data Sheet authoring but also supporting other technical areas including REACH, Poison Centre notifications and Chemdata coding, as the need arises.
  • Providing extensive technical knowledge especially in the area of SDS authoring, undertaking authoring work using NCEC’s 3rd party SDS authoring software
  • Managing the quality, accuracy and timeliness of deliverables and where relevant delegation and responsibility for others
  • Identifying and helping to take forward opportunities that are uncovered through the technical work e.g. through technical conversations around Safety Data Sheets uncovering where the customer may require additional support in REACH, Poison Centres and Emergency Response or training opportunities and working with the Business Area Manager and/or sales team to close these


Key competencies and experience:


  • Have an extensive background in safety data sheet authoring, understanding how to classify both substances and mixtures and author a fully complaint safety data sheet. Knowledge of REACH and Poison centres desirable but not a necessity
  • Performing and managing high quality technical consultancy in the field of chemical regulatory affairs
  • Have and maintain knowledge of the regulations affecting the worldwide chemical industry, in particular supply regulations GHS and CLP.
  • Keep up to date with market trends and developments and provide technical support to colleagues in the development of new service offerings
  • Contribute ideas to the development of business strategy with respect to regulatory consultancy
  • Provide the product managers with support to enable successful delivery of regulatory consultancy projects and fulfilment of personal development/ training needs for others in the team
  • Be a good communicator
  • Have the ability to manage and influence people effectively and/ or delegate work to others

Skills and behaviours:

  • Safety Data Sheet authoring
  • Be a good communicator
  • Have the ability to manage and influence people effectively and/ or delegate work to others


NCEC provides a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will join a professional and enthusiastic team tasked with achieving significant organisational growth over the coming years.  You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop.


Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.



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