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Dangerous Goods Telematics MBA Project Opportunity

  • Role type
  • Work experience

  • Location
  • Oxfordshire (Harwell)

  • Closing Date
  • 23/06/2018

Job Description

At Ricardo Energy & Environment we’re excited by the potential of modern digital technologies to help monitor the condition of dangerous goods in transit.  We’re already the market leading provider of chemical emergency response services globally, dealing with over 4,000 emergency calls a year behalf of over 500 companies, including 50% of the world’s largest chemical manufacturers.  We think there is potential to enhance our support using in-vehicle sensors, remote monitoring and distributed document management to assist logistics firms and government agencies.

We have an interesting project opportunity for an enthusiastic and business-oriented MBA student. The project will involve mapping out the current telematics industry in the UK and Europe, identify and evaluate the opportunities for Ricardo Energy & Environment.  You’ll get support from our experts in emergency response, innovation and digital services to carry out market research and develop business plans for interesting offerings for our public and/or private sector clients.

The project will involve:

  • Desk research & gathering insights from Ricardo Energy & Environment staff
  • Attending industry events and carrying out interviews with industry leaders, enforcement agencies, emergency services, academics and government officials
  • Compiling market analysis documents
  • Developing business plans

You will produce a detailed market analysis document, one or more well-developed business plans for new products or services, and a presentation to senior executives on your findings.

You will be:

  • Business oriented/commercially minded; entrepreneurial traits
  • A good communicator – confident and able to engage with senior executives
  • A digital enthusiast; familiar with the potential of new hardware and software
  • Analytical, numerate and creative
  • Conscientious and determined

The project will take 6-9 months and Ricardo Energy & Environment will cover travel and expenses related to the project.