Ricardo: Analyst Consultant / Junior Economist

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Analyst Consultant / Junior Economist

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location/s
  • London, Oxfordshire (Harwell)

  • Closing Date
  • 28/01/2022

Job Description

Junior Economist


Locations: London, Manchester, Harwell ( Didcot), Glasgow


Salary: £25-28,000 + benefits including 25 days holiday.  Our people are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, career development, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.



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.


Ricardo Energy & Environment’s Sustainable Transport Team delivers analysis to clients on the major environmental, social and economic challenges facing the transport sector. We provide support to governments to design and evaluate policy actions for sustainable transport, including measures to improve fuel efficiency, reduce pollution, and improve urban mobility. We also support private sector organisations to  transition to zero emission vehicles, and alternative fuels, in a sustainable, and cost-effective manner.


We are seeking an intelligent graduate to join our Sustainable Transport team as an Analyst Consultant / Junior Economist. From day one, you’ll be part of a team supporting our consultants (economists, engineers, scientists) in delivering high-profile projects. Our work is focused on strategic policy advice on a range of transport sector issues for clients such as national transport ministries, the European Commission, Local Government and Transport authorities, and a range of private sector organisations, such as vehicle manufacturers, energy companies and airports.


The successful applicant will have excellent numeracy and analytical skills, strong writing skills, a proactive approach and a commitment to producing high quality work. We expect the candidate to have an interest in the transport area and to enjoy creative problem-solving. Projects will cover a broad range of topics that assess the impact of policies and/or technologies on the transport system, the economy, the environment and society. Helping to develop models and calculations that will help to quantify the impacts of existing and future transport technologies, fuels and policy measures is an important part of the role.


Key accountabilities: As an analyst, you will carry out research and analysis that underpins our consultancy work. You will manage your time across several projects, contributing to research, data analysis, stakeholder engagement and report-writing. You will work as part of a global team of policy experts working alongside engineers, technology experts and economists.


Key competencies and experience: We welcome applications from recent graduates but preference will be given to those with relevant work experience in environmental or strategic consultancy, Government or academic research/think tanks.




  • Bachelors (2.1 or above) or Masters in a numerate subject, such as economics, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, computer science or related fields.
  • Strong computer literacy - especially in MS Excel and Word. Knowledge of Python is highly desirable.
  • Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as operate effectively as part of a global team.
  • A strong interest in transport policy and sustainabilityl.
  • Fluency in English is essential, Spanish and other languages highly desirable.


  • An understanding of European and/or international environmental policy issues, gained during studies or work experience. Experience with developing models or complex calculations to represent different scenarios.
  • Experience in a consultancy or in a customer facing commercial setting.
  • Tools and methods: survey design and execution, market analysis, cost-benefit analysis; data-collection, validation, and analysis; stakeholder consultation.
  • Fluency in other European languages.

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 drive, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.  Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusive 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.