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Analyst Consultant (Agriculture)

  • Role type
  • Contract, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK, Flexible, Spain

  • Closing Date
  • 29/12/2022

Job Description

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Role: Analyst Consultant Agriculture

Location: UK Flexible 

Salary range: £20'800-£28'000

Role ID: 2022-1537


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world

Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading-edge and innovative cross-sector sustainable products and solutions. Every day, we enable our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges to help achieve a safe and sustainable world.


Energy & Environment, one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units, is a leader in sustainability consultancy, solving complex environmental challenges through industry-leading analysis, advice and data. With more than 40 years of heritage in addressing air quality, environmental and sustainability issues, our customers value us for our deep understanding and breadth of services covering the entire value chain from evidence, policy & strategy to implementation.


We are currently looking for an Analyst Consultant to join our Agriculture team.


Ricardo is seeking to further strengthen its agriculture business through the appointment of an analyst consultant who will contribute to the delivery of our agricultural advisory programmes and technical projects and policy analysis.  


Key responsibilities


We have an opportunity for an Analyst Consultant to support a range of exciting and innovative projects within our Agriculture team. You will work alongside our project managers and technical experts to provide high quality support for the delivery of projects and programmes. The role will include, organising events, supporting marketing and communications, helpline support (phone and email), research, data analysis, report writing and supporting the preparation of proposals responding to our clients needs.


You will manage your time across several projects and will be responsible for the quality of your work, liaising with other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.


You will have, or be keen to develop, an understanding or expertise agricultural, regulatory, or environmental systems and their interactions with farming, food and the environment. 


Key competencies and experience

  • A Bachelors (2.1 or above) in a scientific subject.
  • An interest in agricultural and environmental policy.
  • Understanding of the interactions between agricultural production and the environment, particularly, climate, air quality, biodiversity, water and soil.
  • High accuracy with strong attention to detail and the ability to scrutinise data.
  • Have personal drive and determination to succeed, be self-determining and able to positively contribute to the team.
  • Strong communications skills (both written and oral), and confident comfortable providing helpline support by telephone.
  • Interest and awareness of key environmental and climate change policies and issues.


Skills and behaviours:

  • Strong numeracy skills and an interest and talent for data analysis are essential
  • Very good IT skills in commonly used software, e.g. Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and Access).
  • 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.



Working here


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 a culture of inclusivity, 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.