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Analyst Consultant

  • Role type
  • Flexible Hours, Full time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • London, Oxfordshire (Harwell), Manchester, Madrid, Glasgow

  • Closing Date
  • 19/02/2023

Job Description


Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo


Title: Analyst Consultant

Locations: London, Manchester, Harwell ( Didcot), Glasgow, Madrid

Salary range: £26,000 - £30,000 

Role ID: 2023 - 1700


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


Ricardo Energy & Environment’s Sustainable Transport Team delivers analysis to clients on the major environmental, social and economic challenges facing the transport sector. We provide support to governments to design and evaluate policy actions for sustainable transport, including measures to improve fuel efficiency, reduce pollution, and improve urban mobility. We also support private sector organisations to  transition to zero emission vehicles, and alternative fuels, in a sustainable, and cost-effective manner.


We have an exciting opportunity for an Analyst Consultant to join our Sustainable Transport team in our UK or Spain offices to support our consultants in delivering high-profile projects.


Our work covers the transition to low carbon fuels and the challenges of producing enough sustainable fuels, using those appropriately and financing the transition for aviation, road and maritime transport.

Key Responsibilities 

As an analyst, you will carry out research and analysis that underpins our consultancy work. You will manage your time across several projects, contributing to research, data analysis, stakeholder engagement and report-writing. You will work as part of a global team of policy experts working alongside engineers, technology experts and economists.


Key competencies and experience

  • Bachelors (2.1 or above) or Masters in a numerate subject, such as economics, engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, computer science or related fields.
  • Strong computer literacy - especially in MS Excel and Word.
  • Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as operate effectively as part of a global team.
  • A strong interest in transport policy and sustainability.
  • Fluency in English is essential, Spanish highly desirable


  • An understanding of low carbon fuels technologies and uses, their environmental and/or economic aspects at UK, European and global level

  • Experience in a consultancy or in a customer facing commercial setting.
  • Knowledge of Python is highly desirable.
  • Familiarity with the following tools and methods: survey design and execution, market analysis, cost-benefit analysis; data-collection, validation, and analysis; stakeholder consultation.
  • Fluency in other languages is an asset.

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.