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Project Monitoring Officer

  • Role type
  • Flexible Hours, Full time, Part time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK

Job Description

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Role: Monitoring and Delivery Officer - Decarbonisation Programmes

Location: UK - Flexible

Salary range: £23,000-£33,000

Role ID: 2023-1693


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 Monitoring and Delivery Officers to join our Sustainability team.


The role


The Monitoring Delivery Officer role is to support projects and the overall programme to deliver its objectives. You will play a crucial role in being a bridge from projects on the ground to the delivery and management teams. You will be a key part of the team working with our ‘Head of Energy Programmes’ and other senior stakeholders and project team members across the organisation.


Key responsibilities

  • Proactively engage with projects to identify risks or challenges.
  • Work with projects to navigate solutions to challenges as well as facilitate specialist support to improve delivery or evert / overcome challenges.
  • Escalate any project performance issues.
  • Work with programme management team, supporting the delivery through comprehensive reporting and sharing best practice.
  • Occasionally attend site visits to meet with the project team and inspect project progress.

 Skills and behaviours

  • Strong interpersonal and relationship building skills.
  • Confidence to chair and direct online meetings with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficient writing and reporting skills.
  • Able to manage time and organise workload.
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to moving requirements.


  • Interest in the importance of carbon emission reduction. Knowledge and/or work experience in relevant sector.
  • Understanding of UK NetZero Strategy.
  • Understanding of best practice recruitment.
  • Ability to travel throughout England.
  • Clean drivers license.


We are very supportive of part time applications and those that are prefer/need a flexible working structure as long as you can meet the needs of the projects and the role, we can work to design a work routine that fits.


All candidates will be required to attend training which will give you full insight into the role, with skills, knowledge and practical session. This is designed to give you a full understanding of the role in practice, to learn from experienced MDO’s and to upskill your knowledge across the keys areas within the housing sector.


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 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.