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Energy & Carbon Management Internship - 3 months

  • Role type
  • Student placement, Internship

  • Location
  • Oxfordshire (Harwell)

Job Description

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a global sustainability consultancy. We combine world-leading energy, climate change and environmental expertise with powerful IT, knowledge management and economics capability. We help policy makers understand complex issues and empower business leaders with award winning consultancy advice.

Ricardo Energy & Environment's vision is to be recognised, by Governments, International Agencies, and commercial businesses as a leading provider of analysis, advice, and data on economically sustainable solutions for the most pressing global energy and environmental challenges.  Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work.  We are also successful in leading and delivering major multi-partner trans-national collaborations.

Our business consists of a team of over 350 consultancy staff, conducting high-profile consultancy projects for clients including the World Bank, European Commission, Government Agencies, NGOs and FTSE 100 companies. In short, we work to deliver projects that are at the heart of the UK's, Europe's and international sustainability agendas.



Ricardo Energy & Environment’s Energy practice is a team consisting of around 50 consultants who are highly experienced professionals specialising in techno-economic and management consultancy services for the energy sector, with particular emphasis on renewable energy – including renewable heat, the power sector, energy and other electricity projects. The strength of the Energy practice is our ability to combine strategic, financial/economic and technical advice as an integrated consultancy service to public and private sector clients. Our team of energy consultants are qualified in a range of commercial, engineering, economic and financial disciplines. Most of our assignments draw on expertise in several of these areas. In addition to the core team we can draw on a wide range of energy specialist associates, with whom we have long-standing working relationships. This network of relationships complements our permanent office presence in Harwell, Guildford, Glasgow, Bristol, London and South Africa, expanding our reach to international energy markets: Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Europe and the Americas.



We are seeking an intelligent and self-motivated individual to join the Energy and Carbon Management team for a 3 month internship. The successful candidate shall provide technical input (principally numerical analysis) to support energy efficiency and energy / carbon auditing projects.

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 senior consultants in delivering high-profile projects to clients.  The successful applicant will have excellent numeracy and analytical skills gained from a scientific or 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.

We expect our Interns to enjoy solving complex problems and to have, or be keen to develop, technical expertise in the energy field.


Person specification

Successful candidates must have the following skills and characteristics:


  • Studying towards a Bachelors (2.1 or above) or Master in engineering or science;
  • A high level of numeracy and a talent for numerical analysis;
  • A professional and diligent approach;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English;
  • Strong PC literacy - especially in MS Excel and MS Word; and
  • Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as operate effectively as part of a team.


  • Knowledge of the energy sector and regulation;
  • Knowledge of renewable energy and heat technologies and systems; and
  • Ability to understand process schematic diagrams.

If you are highly numerical, can create and/or use spreadsheet-based models, possess excellent communication skills, are driven and proactive then we would welcome your application.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive remuneration package, the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field and the opportunity to show case you talents.

Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.