Ricardo: Emissions Inventories Data System Analyst Consultant

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Emissions Inventories Data System Analyst Consultant

  • Role type
  • Full time, Part time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • London, Oxfordshire (Harwell)

  • Closing Date
  • 27/01/2022

Job Description


Role: Emissions Inventories Data System Analyst

Location: Flexible - we have offices across the UK and support flexible and hybrid working

Salary: £20,800 - 28,000 + benefits


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 Policy team of over 250 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 leaders 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. Your responsibilities will include research, model development and data analysis that underpins our consultancy work, including delivery of the UK’s National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory, including model digital upgrades, database management and development of scenario modelling tools.


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.   


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.