Renewable Energy Advisory Expert

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK

  • Closing Date
  • 21/06/2023

Job Description


Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role: Renewable Energy Advisory Expert

Location: UK Flexible 

Role ID: 2023-1734


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 expert in Renewable Energy Advisory to join our Sustainable Energy Systems team. 


The team
The Sustainable Energy Systems (SES) team comprises a group of highly experienced professionals specialising in techno-economic, engineering and management consultancy services for the energy sector, with particular emphasis on the power and hydrogen sectors. We cover power generation and transmission planning, electricity tariff and affordability studies, renewable energy integration, regulation, policy, and networks. We are a committed team of like-minded professionals with a growing portfolio of energy technology, policy and strategy projects.


The role will primarily serve SES’s Renewable Energy Implementation team supporting developers, investors and energy users in technical due diligence, technical advice, feasibility and construction of solar PV, wind generation and battery storage technology. Projects are both in the UK and overseas – PP&S has undertaken assignments in nearly 100 countries, including both developed, emerging and developing economies across all 5 continents. We have a broad range of clients, including developers / investors, private companies, electricity companies, railway companies, airports, governments, regulators and multi-lateral lending agencies.


Key responsibilities

The successful candidate must have a track record in renewables implementation with a particular focus on growing our portfolio of technical advisory and due diligence roles for planned and operational portfolios. As a senior member of the financial services team, you will play an influential role in delivering our growth plan through managing or overseeing projects which delight the client, business development, inputting to strategic decision making and growing the team.


We play people to their strengths so you will support the project implementation team (from feasibility, concept design and connections through to construction and commissioning) and you can expand your horizons by taking the opportunity to work on Planning and Regulation, Networks or Hydrogen projects. you will take responsibility for delivering to the highest standards whether as a project manager, technical expert or delivering the financial services business plan.


You will be confident in front of clients and senior management and your reports are clear and easy to read. You will work collaboratively with a wide range of experts from across the company and in partner organisations. You will be able to travel to sites in the UK and overseas when required.   


You will be keen to further your career as well as mentor junior members of the team and we will help your continued development in both technical and professional areas.


In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, tailored personal development plans, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. 


Key competencies and experience

  • Significant and demonstrable experience in:
  • delivering technical and transaction advice / due diligence on PV, wind, BESS and grid connections for the financial sector
  • renewable energy infrastructure implementation, system design, preparing/reviewing employers requirements and specifications.
  • New business development through both internal and external networks
  • Experience writing proposals and winning energy consultancy projects.
  • A strong degree in a relevant engineering discipline.
  • Numerate and comfortable building models in Excel and preparing professional reports in Word or PowerPoint
  • Build the Ricardo brand through breaking down complex questions, thinking creatively, solving novel problems and managing complex projects to a successful conclusion.
  • Demonstrable communication skills tailored to the audience (e.g., senior management and clients).
  • Be proactive, ready to help and willing to support junior members of the team.

Fluency in English is essential.


Working here

Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference in the rapidly growing energy sector. 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.


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.