Senior Technical Consultant – CHP/District Heating

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Oxfordshire (Harwell)

Job Description

Company Information


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.


Role purpose:


The role will provide support to meet an increasing demand from Government and Industry in the UK for expertise in assessing CHP and District Heating Schemes, in terms of their technical and economic performance, and assessing the policy opportunities for encouraging the uptake of CHP, low carbon heat options and District Heating.


Successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills:


  • Strong engineering skills
  • Good understanding of Energy Supply and Demand sides
  • Excellent organisational abilities
  • IT/database understanding
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Strong influencing skills
  • The ability to work to commercial imperatives


The Person:


  • A mechanical, processes or chemical engineer with the technical knowledge to conduct CHP/community heating feasibility studies
  • An understanding of government policies relating to CHP, heat markets and associated district heating and cooling networks
  • Experience of working in a consultancy or an evaluation team at a utilities company
  • Have an understanding of industrial CHP (in particular steam systems) and building applications
  • Have knowledge of the market and regulatory framework for CHP and District heating/Cooling in the UK
  • In addition, you will demonstrate good attention to detail, technical report writing ability and be able to assimilate information quickly


This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark; you will have support from the wider business for your own career development into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment.


In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.



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