Graduate Rail Consultant

  • Role type

  • Location/s
  • Flexible, UK, London, Bristol

  • Closing Date
  • 23/06/2024

Job Description

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Role: Graduate Consultant (Rail)

Location: Derby, Bristol, London - Flexible

Role ID: 2024-2369


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.


We are currently looking for a Graduate Consultant to join our Rail team. This role will provide the perfect first step into a consultancy career in an exciting and rapidly changing sector. From day one you'll be part of a team supporting more senior consultants in delivering projects to clients.  The successful applicant will have excellent numeracy and analytical skills gained from an engineering background, strong writing skills, a proactive, organised approach and a commitment to producing high quality work with a high level of attention to detail.


The Role

As a Graduate Consultant, you will manage your time across several projects, contributing at all phases - from supporting the preparation of proposals to win new contracts, through delivering the project and liaising with clients. You will be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work, and liaise with other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.

We will also devote time to help you acquire valuable client management techniques and important ‘soft’ skills – delivering presentations, project management, people management etc. – to build up your commercial strengths.


Key competencies and experience

  • A relevant engineering degree such as electrical,  mechanical, systems or railway engineering discipline (or working towards that). 
  • An interest in the rail sector.
  • The desire to work on a variety of projects in multidisciplinary teams.
  • The ambition and confidence to become a technical consultant and a future leader.
  • The conviction that you can make a real difference to peoples’ lives and their environment through your expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal skills combined with client-focus and a hands-on approach.
  • A drive for continuous self-development.
  • Excellent organisational/planning skills
  • Ability to work in a consultancy environment

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.