Senior Consultant - Heat Networks

  • Role type
  • Full time

  • Location/s
  • London, Oxfordshire (Harwell), Glasgow, Bristol, Manchester, Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 15/07/2024

Job Description

Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role:Senior Consultant - Heat Networks

Location: London, Harwell, Glasgow, Shoreham, Bristol, Manchester - Hybrid

Role ID: 2024-2394


Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world.

Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company. 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.


The role

We are looking for a Senior
Heat Network Engineer / Consultant to join our Heat in Buildings teamWe are keen to hear from you if your heat network background is in engineering design, modelling or policy.

The team

Our 35-strong Heat Decarbonisation team comprises of engineers, consultants and project managers, specialising in low carbon heat technologies, heat networks, decarbonisation of heat in buildings, bioenergy, industrial heat decarbonisation and CCUS/BECCS.  This team is at the forefront of delivering heat decarbonisation solutions in the UK and internationally, from working with governments to develop policy, to implementation of low carbon heat solutions in the public and private sectors.


Key responsibilities

From day one, you will be part of a team supporting the delivery of heat network and heat decarbonisation projects to our clients. Occasional site attendance will be expected. Successful applicants will have strong numeracy, analytical and communication skills together with a proactive, organised approach and a pride in the quality of their work. You will have familiarity with CIBSE/ADE CP1 but we will support you towards chartership and further professional growth. In turn you will encourage a learning culture within the team, supporting junior colleagues in their own development.

Examples of projects you may be working on include

  • Heat network zoning.
  • Heat network masterplan mapping and feasibility.
  • Support to government in development of policy and regulation relating to heat.
  • Employer’s engineer role for network development.
  • Heat decarbonisation planning.
  • Capacity building.


  • A degree in mechanical, chemical or electrical engineering.

  • Post-graduate experience working in an energy consultancy environment.
  • Professional experience in at least one core aspect of heat networks with familiarity with CIBSE/ADE CP1.  
  • Strong skills in data manipulation and management.
  • Some experience in managing complex projects.
  • Passion for decarbonisation.
  • The ability to effectively communicate and interact with colleagues and clients.
  • The ability to breakdown complex questions, think creatively and solve novel problems.
  • Commitment to becoming a chartered professional.


  • Experience in modelling software and graphical tools; GIS, EnergyPro, Hydraulic modelling packages, AutoCad, Revit, Bluebeam and similar.  
  • Techno-economic modelling skills.
  • Experience with construction deliverables, site inspection and witnessing of commissioning.
  • GHNF or HNES experience.
  • Demonstrable progress towards chartership.

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.

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.

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 to ensure an inclusive culture, we are a recognised as a 'disability confident' employer.


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.

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.