Air Quality Analyst Consultant

  • Role type
  • Full time

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

  • Closing Date
  • 22/06/2023

Job Description


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Role: Air Quality Analyst Consultant

Location: London, Glasgow, Manchester or Oxfordshire office- hybrid working

Salary range: £24,000 - £28,000

Role ID: 2023-1860


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 Air Quality Analyst Consultants to join our Air Quality and Environmental team.


Although this role will sit within our Evidence and Policy business unit you will work collaboratively across all areas of Ricardo Energy and Environment.

Key Responsibilities

As an Analyst Consultant, you will be responsible for ensuring that monitoring equipment for air pollutants across the UK is providing the correct results and giving reliable measurements of air quality for our customers. This involves data analysis and reporting, and occassional site work to deploy or calibrate equipment.


You will be required to review and ratify air pollution measurements using our in-house software systems and strict methods prescribed by UK Law and European Directives. It would be an advantage to have an initial understanding of current air pollution problems and legislation aimed to address these issues, although comprehensive training is provided.  

The role will be mainly desk-based with occassional travel and site work in the UK

  • Ratification of data for publication on the Defra UK Air Quality website as well as the corresponding Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Air Quality England websites operated by Ricardo (e.g.
  • Customer interaction for reporting and resolving data issues via email and helpdesk activities 
  • Data analysis and reporting.
  • Occasional testing, calibration and documentation of air quality measuring instrumentation.

Key competencies and experience

  • A degree in Physical Sciences or Engineering is an advantage, but not essential; candidates who can demonstrate relevant experience will also be considered.

  • Driving experience would be an advantage but not essential 
  • The ability to conduct research, gather and analyse data accurately and methodically.

  • IT literacy.

  • Accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and team working skills.
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills.
  • Self-reliance and good problem solving skills
  • Good level of physical fitness in order to be able to load and unload monitoring and testing equipment.

  • Awareness of site safety issues.

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.