Air Quality and Climate Consultant

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location/s
  • Singapore

  • Closing Date
  • 11/10/2023

Job Description

Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role: Air Quality and Climate Consultant

Location: Singapore

Role ID: 2023-2020


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world.


We are currently looking for an experienced Air Quality and Climate Consultant in Singapore to join our Air Quality Team. 

In our Air Quality team we really enjoy the great work we do, so we will be looking for someone with a similar attitude – enthusiastic, committed, responsible, open and reliable.

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.


The successful candidate will help to deliver and win new project work in the ASEAN region. Key areas of work are expected to include:

  • Air Quality Modelling and Forecasting
  • Emission Inventories
  • Environmental Policy & Climate Change
  • Air Quality Measurement

Sitting in our established Air Quality Practice, part of a 170-person strong team, you will work with air quality and environmental policy professionals across the private and public sectors, to deliver a range of air quality and environmental policy services.

You will support with identifying and developing opportunities that raise the profile of the team and the services we provide. You will help to assess needs and develop technical propositions and take the clients on their air quality and environmental policy journey. As a result, you will most likely be working in a consultancy environment, possibly with experience working within a public or private sector organisations, a large company or a local authority/municipality and you'll be well networked in the air quality and environmental policy arena in the ASEAN region.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to really help to drive our business forward, building on an already highly successful delivery team.  We are looking for a professional and consultative individual aiming to enhance their skills further within a rewarding and fast paced environmental consultancy business, with the opportunity for excellent career growth.

Key accountabilities

Within a collaborative and supportive team of consultants, you will be responsible for winning and delivering projects across multiple disciplines (e.g. Air Quality Measurement, Air Quality Modelling and Forecasting, Emission Inventories, Environmental Policy & Climate Change).

Client liaison, project management and technical delivery will be required from initial client engagement through to provision of final reports. To assist our team, the successful candidate will:

  • Be capable of building and maintaining new client relationships and developing new business leads and opportunities.
  • Converting new business opportunities into successful bids e.g. by supporting the bid teams by providing local knowledge and client context.
  • Be the client interface for key projects, demonstrating experience of working face-to-face with clients and managing their expectations.
  • Liaise with specialist sub-contractors and build relationships internally and externally.
  • Input technical expertise to lead air quality and environmental policy bids.
  • Ensure appropriate profile raising and marketing of Ricardo’s services and capabilities.

Ricardo operates a parallel ‘team leader’ system for pastoral staff management, meaning that you will not initially have any direct line management responsibilities. However, if such line management is of interest to you, we can help you to demonstrate and develop that capability. 

Key competencies and experience

  • Practical career experience and be able to demonstrate relevant technical capability, business development experience, effective project management and excellent communication skills.
  • Higher education qualification (Bachelor’s Degree) in an environmental or engineering discipline, or otherwise to have a good track record working in an environmental role, so that you can demonstrate your knowledge.
  • Ideally have experience of working in the consultancy sector in the ASEAN region, or organisational responsibility for the outputs from contracted consultants, to demonstrate that you have the necessary commercial awareness. We are also interested to talk to candidates currently performing environmental roles directly within industry especially where they have a strong commercial awareness.
  • Demonstrate technical expertise across one or more of the following areas:
    • Air Quality Measurement
    • Air Quality Modelling and Forecasting
    • Emission Inventories
    • Environmental Policy & Climate Change
  • Experience of identifying and developing business opportunities is preferred.
  • Must be able to travel within the ASEAN region, and potentially to Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Skills and Behaviours

  • Analytical skills with ability to identify, develop and implement solutions.
  • Excellent writing skills to communicate clearly and without errors – accuracy and attention to detail are vital.
  • Strong client and stakeholder communication skills e.g. influencing, negotiation, presentation and relationship management skills.
  • Project management skills that demonstrate ability to manage and account for time spent, and to deliver work on time and budget.
  • Team working and leadership and ability to coordinate and prioritise activities to ensure delivery of agreed targets.
  • Ability to work autonomously and proactively.
  • High level of computer literacy, including familiarity with the full Microsoft Office software suite and potentially industry analysis tools.
  • A flexible approach – able to see where help is needed and support colleagues as necessary.
  • Be comfortable juggling a variety of tasks in a sometimes fast-paced operational environment.
  • High levels of drive and commitment; a self-starter, problem solver with the ability to turn ideas into reality.


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.