Emissions Inventories Consultant
- Role type
- Full time, Part time, Permanent
- London, Oxfordshire (Harwell)
- Closing Date
Role: Emissions Inventories Consultant
Location: UK Flexible
Salary Range: £20'800 -£31'200
Role ID: 2022-1497
Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world
Ricardo plc is a world-class environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading edge and innovative cross sector sustainable products and solutions, helping our global customers increase efficiencies, achieve growth and create a cleaner and safer future.
Our Energy and Environment business unit combines energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability.
We are currently looking for an emissions inventories analyst consultant to support a range of exciting and innovative projects within our Modelling and Inventories team.
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.
Your responsibilities will include research and data analysis that underpins our consultancy work, including delivery of the UK’s National Atmospheric Emissions Inventory.
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. You will be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work and will liaise with other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.
We expect our Analysts to have, or be keen to develop, technical expertise in air quality and climate change.
Key competencies and experience
- A Bachelors (2.1 or above) in a science/mathematics related subject.
- Strong numeracy skills and an interest and talent for data analysis are essential
- High accuracy and attention to detail with an appreciation of QA/QC processes.
- Very good IT skills in commonly used software, e.g. Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Access).
- Experience of data processing and statistical analysis using functional programming languages such as Python or R is an advantage but not essential
- Experience working with relational database server technologies such as PostgreSQL, MySQL or similar is desirable but not essential
- A strong interest and awareness of key environmental and climate change policies and issues.
- Effective communication skills, both written and oral and basic presentation skills.
- Excellent organisational and time management skills.
- Self-reliant and proactive with good problem-solving skills.
- Flexibility, resilience and enthusiasm.
- Strong team working skills.
- Relevant work experience is an advantage, but not essential.
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 is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having 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.
Wellbeing and work life balance
We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's working from home, being in the office, or as a hybrid worker. We're happy to discuss flexible working arrangements. Wellbeing is at the core to our culture, allowing employees to flourish and to achieve their full potential. 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.
Diversity, Equality and Inclusion statement
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person's potential, and we'll help you reach yours. We have an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here. We value diversity; recognising that a more diverse workforce creates a richer and more varied working environment. Diversity also drives innovation, by allowing us to offer our clients the best consultancy service that we can. As part of our commitment to engage positively and pro-actively with all our employees and ensure an inclusive culture, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.
Our core benefits include 25 days' annual leave, plus 8 flexible bank holidays, a competitive company pension scheme, life assurance and professional subscriptions reimbursement. We also offer a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
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.