Lead Assessor

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK

  • Closing Date
  • 22/06/2023

Job Description

The person we are looking for is someone who is passionate about delivering excellent service to customers and who has the ambition and capability to develop into a future leader of our business.

You will be a Lead Assessment Body (AsBo) assessor or Lead NoBo/ApBo Assessor or ideally both, for a range of assessment projects. Reporting to the Operations Manager you will be required to lead the assessments applying relevant technical expertise to the assessment of evidence provided by the client and lead others in progressing the overall assessment task.

To deliver the role you will have:

  • A sound understanding and practical experience in delivery or one or more of the core railway engineering disciplines
  • Experience in application of Engineering Safety Management (ESM);
  • Experience in assessment of the application of ESM to railway engineering, ideally as an ISA assessor but possibly having experience as part of more than one assessed project;
  • An understanding of the Common Safety Method (CSM).
  • Excellent communication skills and people management skills.
  • Experience as an AsBo/ NoBo assessor is desirable but not essential. It is considered that a person satisfying the above essential competency requirements should easily be able to align with the specific requirements of CSM assessment role.

In addition to the core assessment role you will need to:

  • Provide guidance to client personnel regarding overall ESM/CSM process and requirements.
  • Provide guidance to the client and their contractors regarding the ESM/CSM requirements for audit and assessment.
  • Communicate back to the AsBo team regarding AsBo requirements for your discipline(s).
  • Represent the AsBo at project reviews/meetings with Ricardo and the Client.
  • Provide line management of a group of staff looking out for their well-being and development.
  • Undertake Business Development activities and write proposals; developing strong relationships with key clients and industry stakeholders.

Flexibility is key and that comes with the ability to juggle many activities and proactively manage workload across different projects and customers. They will thrive on variety and actively seek out interesting and challenging work.


Continue your career with Ricardo, a company that has integrity and passion for the environment and the rail industry. We empower, develop, and trust you to deliver your best work. We’ll provide a culture and support that will enable you to evolve, grow and succeed.


What you will receive in return is:

  • A competitive salary
  • Support with Chartership
  • Technical mentor to help support your career with Ricardo
  • 25 days holiday plus usual bank holidays,
  • Buy and sell 5 days holiday,
  • Company Pension
  • Life Cover
  • Permanent Disability Insurance
  • Access to employee discount programme
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Access to private GP services
  • Udemy Learning
  • Ability to purchase flexible benefits such as dental insurance, private medical insurance, cycle to work scheme, medical cash plan, computer lease scheme, lease car etc.

This is an exciting and varied role, you will play a crucial part in the growth of our UK business. If you have the required skills and experience to carry out this role we would love to hear from you.