Ricardo: Senior Consultant/Consultant - Industrial Emissions Policy and Circular Economy Policy

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Senior Consultant/Consultant - Industrial Emissions Policy and Circular Economy Policy

  • Role type
  • Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Oxfordshire (Harwell), London, Madrid, Glasgow, Manchester

  • Closing Date
  • 24/02/2022

Job Description

Senior Consultant / Consultant - Industrial Emissions Policy and Circular Economy Policy

London, Madrid, Glasgow, Manchester, Harwell(Oxordshire), Hybrid

Salary: £26,800 - 45,000



Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, environmental, climate change and chemical risk expertise with strong IT, data science and economics capability. Ricardo is held in very high regard by our clients for the in-depth sector insight we demonstrate, our passion for delivering quality, and our reputation for producing innovative solutions. We are acutely aware of the importance of our role in safeguarding and enhancing our environment and fully believe in our mission to create a world fit for the future.


The Environmental Policy team at Ricardo work in partnership with governmental and private sector organisations on the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies, strategies and plans. The team predominately supports public sector clients such as national Governments, the European Commission and international bodies (e.g. the World Bank), as well as working for private sector clients. We deliver high-profile studies in areas that include industrial pollution control, water policy, air quality, chemicals management, climate adaptation, sustainable finance and the circular economy.


In response to our recent successes we are expanding our Environmental Policy team: we have a vacancy for a Senior Consultant or Consultant. This will have existing expertise on industrial emissions policy and circular economy policy and will primarily be working on these topics. Additionally, there is the potential to support other policy areas too, such as sustainable transport, waste, climate change and energy.


Role Purpose

Working in international, multi-disciplinary teams, you will help to win, manage and deliver projects on industrial emissions policy and circular economy policy. With support, you will lead and write high quality proposals for customers, and contribute to other business development. You will be project managing the studies you helped to win. Your delivery of projects will include providing technical input; policy development and implementation analysis; evaluating existing policy and technical measures; supporting cost-benefit analyses and carrying out stakeholder consultations. At this level you will also have opportunity to support the development of more junior colleagues.


Required competencies and experience

  • Qualified to Master’s degree level in environmental policy, science, engineering, law, economics, social sciences or a closely related subject
  •  Relevant experience within consultancy, government, research or industry
  • Knowledge and experience working on environmental legislation and strategies in the EU and the UK relating to industrial emissions policy and/or circular economy policy
  • Familiarity with the process of policy development and implementation, evaluation of technical and policy measures, cost-benefit analysis, data collection, validation and analysis
  • The ability to interact with policy makers at national and/or international level
  • Excellent report writing skills (in English)
  • Understanding of and some track record in how to write winning proposals


Desirable competencies and experience


  • Proven strong project management abilities
  • Knowledge on the causes and effects of emissions to air and water environments
  • Knowledge/experience of emission management and control technologies and measures across industrial sectors
  • Knowledge and experience working on environmental legislation and strategies in the EU and the UK relating to policy areas other than industrial emissions and circular economy
  • Business development experience: generation of new business leads, identification of new service offerings, building client relationships


Skills and behaviours

The ideal candidate will demonstrate:

    • Strong leadership skills
    • Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills
    • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, combined with strong influencing skills
    • Flexibility, resilience and enthusiasm
    • Strong team working skills


Working here:

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. 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.


We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.  Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here.


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.





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.