Carbon Capture - Principal Consultant/Associate Director

  • Role type
  • Full time, Part time

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK

  • Closing Date
  • 09/10/2023

Job Description

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Role: Carbon Capture - Principal Consultant/Associate Director
Location: Oxfordshire/Bristol/London/Manchester/Glasgow/Flexible

Role ID: 2023-1991


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world.

At Ricardo, we offer an environment where your expertise will thrive, your creativity will flourish, and your contributions will directly impact industries that drive progress and positive change.


Join our expanding Carbon Capture Utilisation and Storage (CCUS) team as a Carbon Capture Lead. As part of our Heat Decarbonisation Team at Ricardo, a vital player in global heat decarbonisation solutions, you'll report to the Head of Industrial Decarbonisation and CCUS. Your role, either as a Principal Consultant or Associate Director, depending on your experience, will focus on driving Carbon Capture / Negative emissions technology across various projects.


Over the past decade, we’ve been at the forefront of providing extensive assistance to public and private sectors across a diverse spectrum of CCUS subjects. Our profound grasp of power generation, CO2 capture, industrial utilisation technologies, and our insights into global policies and regulations have positioned us as a sought-after resource. As the demand for our expertise continues to surge, we're excited to welcome aspiring candidates to be part of our team and growth. 


You can explore our latest projects to get an insight on what type of projects you will be working on - Energy decarbonisation | Solutions | Ricardo


This role is for you if have:

  • An understanding of CCUS/ Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS)/ Negative Emissions Technologies (NETS) technologies, costs, economic impacts, environmental and life cycle assessment, and potential business models.
  • An understanding of the policies and market development issues relating to CCUS
  • An understanding of how the use of biomass for energy fits into the wider bioeconomy, including sustainability issues and carbon emissions

We encourage you to apply for this role if you have the following:

  • Relevant scientific or engineering background.
  • Consultancy skills including bid writing, project management, and project delivery.
  • Professional, diligent, and highly attentive to detail
  • Skilled in proposal preparation, networking, and business development
  • 8-10+ years of experience with proven consultancy or relevant industry skills.
  • Proficiency in client management and business development.

Your role may involve:

  • Assessment of new innovative CO2 capture technologies.
  • Concept development, feasibility studies and (Front End Engineering and Design) FEED studies.
  • Whole system analysis and comparison of technologies covering gas, coal and biomass fuels in a wide range of sectors including power generation, chemicals, gas processing, refineries, iron & steel and cement.
  • Life cycle emission analysis of energy systems with CCUS.
  • Evaluation of policy mechanisms and review of worldwide regulatory regimes for supporting CCUS.
  • Development of innovative concepts for monitoring CCUS networks.
  • Economic impact assessment of CCUS projects and assessment of value added to the UK from clean abatement technologies with CCUS.
  • Assessment and due diligence of CO2 removal technologies in the anaerobic digestion (AD) sector for biogas upgrading.


Working Here

You will be warmly welcomed into our workplace where every voice matters. We are diverse thinkers and doers, coming together to create a culture of inclusion. We will support you to find your place.


We will encourage you to use your passion and expertise to make a positive impact through the projects you work on.  Your knowledge and desire to bring about change will be invaluable in helping deliver innovative solutions that support communities across the globe in becoming safer and more sustainable.


Work life balance

We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that is 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.



We want you to know how much you are valued. Your remuneration and benefits package will reflect that. You will receive a range of benefits which include support for your physical and mental health.


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.


Next steps

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.


Ricardo is a Disability confident employer please advise the recruitment team via if you require any adjustments to support you throughout the recruitment process.