Senior Consultant – Sustainable Transport Modelling

  • Role type
  • Flexible Hours, Full time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK, London, Oxfordshire (Harwell), Manchester, Utrecht

  • Closing Date
  • 29/05/2023

Job Description

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Role: Senior Consultant- Sustainable transport modelling

Location: Flexible – anywhere in the UK, Spain, Italy or Netherlands

Role ID: 2023-1795


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 a Senior Consultant to join our transport modelling team.


Key responsibilities

  • Working as part of a growing, multidisciplinary team working on different transport and environment topics for a variety of customers.
  • Leading and contributing to the development and use of intermediate and complex models as part of project work.
  • Contributing to the maintenance and further strategic development of Ricardo's existing modelling tools.
  • Leading and contributing written content and technical analysis for the preparation of reports.
  • Leading and contributing to the development of proposals for new work.
  • Leading specific project tasks and projects.


Key competencies and experience

  • Data analysis, modelling and model design skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of sustainable transport and its environmental impacts is essential.
  • A first or upper second-class BSc (or Masters/PhD)
  • Quantitative modelling skills with experience in the development of models and scenarios to assess options to reduce the environmental impacts of road transport is essential. Experience in modelling the impacts of other transport modes is also desirable.
  • Familiarity and experience with Excel spreadsheet-based modelling (where VBA experience would also be a benefit) is essential.
  • Experience in at least one other programming-based platform (for example, R or Python) is highly desirable.
  • Experience in the quality assurance (QA) of models is also desirable.
  • Experience in quantifying transport and energy costs and their business models is also desirable.


Skills and behaviours 

  • Excellent report-writing skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Effective and proactive team worker, capable of supporting and developing peers and other staff members.
  • Previous experience in consultancy or in a customer facing commercial environment an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is essential, fluency in other languages is desirable.
  • Effective communication skills, both written and oral and basic presentation skills.


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.


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.