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Analyst Consultant - Energy & Carbon Management

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK

Job Description

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Role: Graduate/Analyst Energy & Carbon Management Consultant

Location: Flexible but preferred Harwell, Manchester, London, Bristol, Glasgow

Salary range: £21,000 - £31,000

Role ID: 2022-1688


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 Energy & Carbon Management Consultant to join our Sustainability team.



Our sustainability team's focus is support of net zero and low carbon agendas alongside wider sustainability support services. The team is made up of approximately 70 people covering a range of disciplines at the ‘strategy’ and ‘implementation’ end of the client value chain. We run a number of very prominent Government funded programmes alongside delivering a wide range of public and private sector work. This includes net zero strategies, energy auditing and energy management and carbon reporting and compliance.


From day one you'll be part of a team supporting more senior consultants in delivering projects to clients. As an Analyst Consultant, you will produce research and analysis that underpins our consultancy work. You will manage your time across several projects, 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 liaise with other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.


We expect our Analyst Consultants to enjoy solving complex problems and to have, or be keen to develop, technical expertise in one of our fields, and will encourage this through project involvement and a graduate training programme.


Key competencies and experience

  • A Bachelors (2.1 or above) or Masters, in engineering, sustainability or physical science.
  • Understanding of key sustainability and climate change policies and issues.
  • Able to conduct appropriately referenced research with minimal guidance, and arrive at well-reasoned conclusions from its analysis.
  • Ability to interpret complex issues and data, and identify solutions quickly.
  • Ability to write clear, concise and accurate technical reports.
  • Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as operate effectively as part of a team.
  • Relevant experience in the sustainability sector including work experiences, final projects or wider interests.


Skills and behaviours

  • Strong numeracy skills and an interest in data analysis.
  • Excellent IT skills especially in Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • 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.
  • High attention to detail and accuracy in all work. 

If you feel you demonstrate these capabilities, possess excellent communication skills, are driven and proactive then we would welcome your application.  


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 to 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.