Ricardo: Data Systems Analyst - Emissions Inventories

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Data Systems Analyst - Emissions Inventories

  • Role type
  • Full time, Part time

  • Location
  • London, Oxfordshire (Harwell)

  • Closing Date
  • 18/12/2019

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 Environmental Evidence and Data team of over 100 consultants, scientists and engineers develop and apply state-of-the-art tools and techniques to deliver effective solutions to difficult air quality and greenhouse gas problems.  Our team includes knowledge experts on air quality measurement, inventory development, modelling, exposure assessment, chemical modelling, public health impacts, information management and data visualisation. Our clients benefit from the full range of air quality and greenhouse gas services that result in solutions and strategies tailored to addressing challenges at local, city and national scales. We deliver hundreds of projects every year, to public and private sector clients in the UK and overseas, including flagship programmes such as the UK’s national air quality measurement network (AURN), the National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory (NAEI) and the annual national scale air quality modelling assessment on behalf of UK Government.

We now have an opportunity for an emissions inventories data system analyst to support a range of exciting and innovative projects within our Modelling and Inventories team.

You will manage your time across several projects and business areas, although the focus of this role is to support work in our Emissions Inventories and Projections work. This will include contributing in all phases - from supporting the preparation of proposals to win new contracts, through researching and analysing information and data, to contributing to reports that are delivered to clients.


Key Accountabilities

Specific tasks will be dependent on your level of experience but are likely to include supporting data system design, maintenance and improvement, and model and tool development on client emission inventory projects. You will be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work and will work alongside other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.

Qualifications, Skills & Experience:

A Bachelors (2.1 or above), science/mathematics related subject

Strong problem-solving and numeracy skills

A background in data analysis is highly desirable

Strong Microsoft Excel and Access skills, or similar packages

Experience of data processing and statistical analysis using functional programming languages such as Python or R

Experience working with relational database server technologies such as PostgreSQL, MySQL or similar is desirable

An ability to conceptualise data structures

Experience in a consultancy or in a customer facing commercial environment is an advantage

Applicants will ideally have an interest in air quality and climate change issues, and enjoy working with complex data

Effective communication skills, both written and oral and basic presentation skills.

Excellent organisation and time management skills

Accuracy and attention to detail

Self-reliant and proactive

Flexibility, resilience and enthusiasm

Strong team working skills



If you enjoy working with data, and are keen to make a difference, then we welcome your application.   


In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field.


Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.