Ricardo: Senior EIA Consultant

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Senior EIA Consultant

  • Role type
  • Full time, Part time, Permanent

  • Location
  • Flexible

  • Closing Date
  • 20/01/2021

Job Description

Salary: Up to £45,000 (depending on experience)

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.


As a result of our growing pipeline of work we are looking for an experienced Senior Consultant to join our environmental assessment team. Ricardo has established a reputation as one of the leading players in the UK covering the water sector. We are working on major strategic resource projects across the country for a variety of water companies. In addition, we undertake environmental assessment work, including EIA, for developers and local authorities in a range of sectors from waste and energy to mixed use development. Although, this role will sit within our Evidence and Policy business unit you will provide environmental assessment work across all areas of Ricardo.

Key accountabilities:

We are seeking an experienced consultant to help manage and deliver our projects using internal and external resources. You will lead and manage projects and environmental assessment (EIA and SEA) inputs, collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams and deliver all aspects of consultancy from tendering, project management, generating new business and nurturing existing client relationships. Day to day, you could expect this role to involve:

• Managing environmental assessment project and inputs

• Strategic environment and planning advice to public and private sector clients

• Project management

• Development of new and existing work streams and clients

You will also play an important role in the continued growth and success of the environmental assessment team and wider business.

Key competencies and experience:

You will be an experienced consultant, with a good degree qualification or post graduate qualification, preferably in a relevant environmental / planning subject and ideally working towards or with chartered status (RTPI, IEMA). You will have a proven track record in delivering environmental assessment work for a range of UK public and private sector clients. You will have strong technical ability with experience in the management and delivery of EIAs and a track record of business development and client management.

Skills and behaviours:

You should be able to demonstrate the following:
• Proven professional consultancy experience
• Experience of project management, budget control and leading projects
• Proposal writing and winning public and private sector consultancy projects
• Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
• A proactive and enthusiastic person who is ready to support junior members of the team
• Excellent organisational skills to co-ordinate multi-disciplinary environmental assessment teams and work collaboratively within large teams.

What we offer

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. What sets us apart is our People. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals. You will have 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.

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.

Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach.

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.

If you require any support with your application, please contact recruit.ee@ricardo.com.