Analyst Consultant (Environmental Policy)

Industry Sector:
Sustainability Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Climate Jobs, Environment Jobs, Climate Change Jobs, Energy Policy Jobs, Environmental Law Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Policy, Analyst
Job Type:
Education Level:
Please see job description
£20,000 to £26,500 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Job Ref:

Role Title: Analyst Consultant ( Environmental Policy)

Salary range: 20-26,500 Euros

Location: Madrid, Spain

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, environmental, climate change and chemical risk expertise with strong IT, data science and economics capability. Ricardo is held in very high regard by our clients for the in-depth sector insight we demonstrate, our passion for delivering quality, and our reputation for producing innovative solutions. We are acutely aware of the importance of our role in safeguarding and enhancing our environment and fully believe in our mission to create a world fit for the future.

The Environmental Policy team at Ricardo works in partnership with governmental and private sector organisations on the development, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies, strategies and plans. The team predominantly supports public sector clients such as national Governments, the European Commission and international bodies (e.g. the World Bank), as well as working for private sector clients. We deliver high-profile studies in areas that include industrial pollution control, water policy, air quality, chemicals management, climate adaptation, sustainable finance and the circular economy.

In response to our recent successes we are expanding our Environmental Policy team in Madrid: we have a vacancy for an Analyst Consultant to work on a range of exciting and innovative projects.

Role Purpose

We are seeking an intelligent and self-motivated recent graduate with a science, engineering or economics degree to join the Environmental Policy consultancy team, to be based in Madrid. This role will provide the perfect first step into a consultancy career in an exciting and rapidly changing sector.

As an Analyst Consultant, you will support the delivery of technical projects, managing your time across several projects and business areas. You will be responsible for the delivery of tasks assigned to you, meeting time, cost and quality requirements, to ensure client satisfaction. From day one, you'll be part of a team supporting senior colleagues in delivering a portfolio of high-profile projects to clients. Specific tasks are likely to include researching and analysing information and data, contributing to reports and presentations that are delivered to clients, through to supporting the preparation of proposals to win new contracts. The role will support a diverse range of areas including air quality and emissions, industrial pollution control, chemicals management, climate adaptation, sustainable finance and the circular economy.

Required competencies, experience, skills and behaviours:

Educated to degree level: studies in engineering/science and/or environment and/or economics

An understanding of European and/or international environmental policy issues, gained during studies or work experience

A professional and diligent approach: accurate and attentive to detail

Fluency in English and Spanish

Effective oral and written communication, including concise and precise report writing

Strong PC literacy - especially in Microsoft Excel and Word

Be flexible, proactive, resilient and enthusiastic

Exceptional critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills

A passion for the drive to create a more sustainable world, and a clear motivation to work for Ricardo and align with its values

Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as be an effective and proactive team worker, capable of supporting and developing peers and other staff members

Desirable competencies, experience, skills and behaviours:

Master’s degree in engineering/science and/or environment and/or economics

Fluency in other European languages

Internship in environmental consultancy, Government, or academic research / think-tank

Understanding of one or both of the following:

Policy cycle (ex-ante impact assessment of policies and regulations, policy development and implementation, ex-post evaluation of policies and programmes)

Tools and methods: survey design and execution, market analyses, cost-benefit analysis, data collection, validation and analysis, stakeholder consultation


This is a stimulating, exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. What sets us apart is our people. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals. You will have a fantastic opportunity to develop your career with us through our broad range of projects, mentoring opportunities and a personalised approach to your learning and development.

Our people are important to us and we take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals including flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance programme.

Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach.

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.

Closing Date:

You may return to your current search results by clicking here.

Latest Job Listings