Senior / Principal Consultant - Waste Procurement

London, North West, South East
Oxfordshire, London Central, Manchester
Industry Sector:
Waste Management Jobs
Job Category:
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£35,000 to £65,000 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
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Role Title: Senior /Principal Consultant - Waste Procurement

Salary: �35,000 - �65,000

Location: Harwell / London / Manchester/ Bristol / flexible

About Ricardo:

Ricardo Energy & Environment (REE) is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our clients to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.


We are recruiting a Senior / Principal Consultant to support the growing portfolio of projects within our Waste Management Team. You will work predominantly with local authorities to provide consultancy services during the procurement of waste collection, street cleansing, and other environmental services, including waste treatment and processing. You will also support local authority clients in making green procurement decisions aligned to their ambitions for carbon neutral operations.

This may typically involve a review of local authorities’ procurement and commissioning strategies to identify existing gaps against their climate change and circular economy ambitions, leading to the development of actions plans and practical toolkits that local authorities can use to improve their procurement decisions to reduce the carbon impact of their spend.

The Role:

* Leading on procurement project implementation including management and delivery of preliminary market engagement; development of business case and procurement strategy; production of procurement and contract documentation; evaluation of submissions; production of evaluation reports; support with contract award activities.
* Supporting with the delivery of contract negotiation with the market on behalf of clients.
* Advising clients in how to achieve procurement policy goals relating to climate change and sustainable consumption and production.
* Undertaking technical research.

Key competencies and experience:

At least four years of experience in roles where you have:

* Engaged with issues in waste and resources management or more widely environmental issues.

* Managed projects with a strong procurement element.

* Strong technical understanding of

* Environmental issues, including waste and resources management; and/or
* Public procurement and the application of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015.

* Demonstrable experience of working on projects to time, budget, and client satisfaction.
* Excellent ability to produce written reports and strong attention to detail.
* Excellent stakeholder management and verbal communication skills, with the ability to influence, persuade and negotiate for the successful delivery of outcomes.

Working here:

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. 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.

We are always keen to hear from people who have driven, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking. Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality, and inclusion approach as explained here.

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.

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.

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