Network Engineer

  • Role type
  • Full time, Permanent

  • Location/s
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 05/08/2024

Job Description

Ricardo UK Ltd. Logo

Role: Network Engineer

Location: Shoreham - Hybrid/flexible

Salary: £45,000 to £50,000 plus benefits

Role ID: 2024-2414


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.


Role Purpose

Deliver high-quality IT services for our clients and stakeholders. Focusing on the provision, support, and compliance of Routers, Switches, Firewalls on premise, and in Cloud Environments.


Key Responsibilities

  • Designing and implementing new network solutions and/or improving the efficiency of current networks
  • Installing, configuring and supporting network equipment including routers, proxy servers, switches, Wi-Fi, Firewalls, WAN accelerators, DNS and DHCP.
  • Procuring network equipment and managing subcontractors involved with network installation
  • Configuring firewalls, routing and switching to maximise network efficiency and security
  • Daily monitoring, evaluation and troubleshooting to maintain and improve network performance
  • Arranging scheduled upgrades
  • Investigating faults in the network
  • Updating network equipment to the latest firmware releases
  • Reporting network status to key stakeholders

Key Competencies and Experience

  • Educated to degree level (or equivalent relevant experience)
  • Excellent knowledge of how to install, configure and maintain switch and routing technologies (preferably Fortinet), wireless technology (ideally Aruba) and VPN technology
  • Knowledge of network management and monitoring tools such as (FortiManager, FortiAnalyzer, Aruba Central and Paessler PRTG) and technical understanding of security products
  • Some experience of suppliers to achieve contracted service level agreements
  • Demonstrable experience of managing a 2nd/3rd line network (WAN/LAN/WiFi) support and configuration service
  • Logical approach to troubleshooting and use of appropriate troubleshooting tools


  • Experience in using IT service management frameworks and tools such as ITIL
  • Knowledge of Azure Networking
  • Experience in working in the engineering, environmental, or strategic consultancy sector
  • Qualification in an IT discipline
  • Experience working in a Geographically distributed team
  • Understanding of Active Directory with regards to networking

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.


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


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.