Analyst Consultant - Climate Change Policy

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

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

  • Closing Date
  • 19/06/2023

Job Description

Role: Analyst Consultant - Climate Change Policy

Location: London, Harwell (Didcot), Manchester, Bristol, Glasgow, Madrid, Italy 

Salary: 26-30,000 GBP / Euros - depending on location

Role ID: 2023-1885


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.


Role Purpose

We have an exciting opportunity for an Anlayst Consultant in climate change policy to join our Climate Change Policy team in our Ricardo London Office . The succesful candidate will work on high profile projects that play an integral role in driving regulatory approaches in the UK, Europe and worldwide. We expect the candidate to have an interest in the climate change mitigation and energy efficiency area, and to enjoy analysis, project-solving and research tasks. You will use your technical skills to provide insights to support policy decisions, and to support client capacity development.


You will work within a team that wins and delivers a wide range of projects covering policy option development, design, impact assessment, evaluation and carries out a wide range of capacity building and stakeholder engagement activities including workshop delivery and guidance production. The team works across many energy and climate change disciplines and you will demonstrate educational and/or employment experience in the field.


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

  • Carrying out research and analysis to support business development and proposal writing.
  • Manage your time across multiple projects, supporting the delivery through research, analysis and report-writing. This involves working within teams to achieve client satisfaction, timely delivery, and high quality technical outputs.
  • Be part of a global policy expert team working alongside technology experts, economists, scientist and engineers.

Key competencies and experience

  • Strong knowledge of MS Excel and Word. Knowledge of Python or other software desirable.
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as capable of team working located in different offices.
  • Strong interest in climate change policy and sustainability
  • Strong oral and written communication essential, including concise and precise report writing.
  • Fluency in English is essential, other EU languages are highly desirable.
  • Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level specializing in scientific, engineering, environmental, legal or economic fields.


  • Experience managing project teams would be an advantage.
  • Experience contributing to business development and/or competitive bid writing in a consultancy environment is desirable, but not essential.
  • Previous experience working within projects for clients such as the UK Government, European Commission, World Bank, GIZ, EBRD, Asian Development Bank and UK Government would be desirable.


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.



 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.