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Senior Consultant - Circular Economy and Waste Advisory

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location/s
  • Melbourne

  • Closing Date
  • 27/10/2022

Job Description

Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role: Graduate or Senior Consultant – Circular Economy & Waste Advisory

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Role ID: 2022-1600



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 currently have an opportunity for a Senior Consultant to join our busy Circular Economy and Waste Advisory team focusing on Circular Economy and Zero Waste Strategy development, Business Case and Project Feasibility, Service and Contract Reviews, Waste to Energy, Environmental Infrastructure, Infrastructure Sustainability, and Renewable Energy working across both the public and private sectors.



Key responsibilities

  • Lead small and medium projects focusing on Circular Economy and Waste Advisory initiatives.
  • Support the technical lead on large and complex projects and proposals.
  • Undertake research on relevant legislation, emerging and existing technologies.
  • Collect data to inform decision making and strategies.
  • Complete reports for all stages of the project – from conception to completion.
  • Lead and assist with proposal presentations for prospective clients and/or projects.
  • Attend meetings with clients to manage projects according to Ricardo’s scope of services.
  • Provide input into business development strategies and initiatives to further grow the Ricardo business.



Key competencies and experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualification (Bachelors or Masters) in Environmental Management, Environmental Sustainability, Environmental Science or similar.
  • 0-6 years’ experience in consulting, or experience across Circular Economy, Waste Advisory and Strategy or similar sector.
  • Interest in Circular Economy, Waste Management Strategies and Sustainability.
  • Proven track record of contributing high quality work.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects to completion, within budget and to a high standard.
  • Ability to think outside the box to provide innovative solutions.
  • Current driver’s licence.



Skills and behaviours 

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience collaborating with diverse stakeholders and audiences and the ability to develop solid working relationships both internally and externally.
  • Exceptional organisational skills.
  • Willingness to learn and develop into an industry leader.
  • Sound report writing skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving capabilities.
  • A flexible approach to work, including a willingness and ability to work on and expand your skillset on a wide range of topics.




  • Previous experience in consulting will be advantageous.
  • A desire to develop your career.
  • Interest in strengthening client relationships and business development.



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 drive, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.


Wellbeing and work life balance


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.



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.