Water Analyst Consultant

South East
Industry Sector:
Water Jobs
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Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
£20,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Ricardo Energy & Environment
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Role Title: Analyst Consultant - Water

Salary: �20,000 - �30,000

Location: Harwell / London / Manchester / Bristol / Sheffield / flexible

Who we are:

Ricardo Energy & Environment 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 customers 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.

The Role:

The Water and Environment practice of Ricardo Energy & Environment offers a comprehensive range of specialist services within the environmental consultancy sector. Nationally and internationally recognised for our expertise in planning and overseeing complex and sensitive projects, our skills have been utilised by a wide range of clients within the public and private sectors including the European Commission, government, water companies and developers.

We are looking for an analyst consultant to undertake:

* Data collation through water quality, hydrometry and ecological surveys.
* Data processing, analysis, interpretation and visualisation using Excel and GIS.
* Desk studies, option appraisals, impact assessment and reporting.

Much of our work is for water companies, but also covers wider infrastructure projects for developers and airports, where high quality data capture and analysis is essential to assess risk and support mitigations work.

The successful candidate will work across our water, ecology and environmental impact assessment teams. There is also the opportunity to work with other parts of our business with the aim of helping to develop a portfolio of projects where our water related expertise can complement other environmental assessments.

Key accountabilities:

You will input into a range of environmental assessments where data you capture and analyse can help with the understanding of baseline characteristic and change to support management options. You will need to be able to work effectively with water companies, developers, design engineers, contractors, planner and other regulators to help achieve positive outcomes of our projects. You will provide technical input into a wide range of projects as part of project teams.

Key competencies and experience:


* Bachelors (2.1 or above) and ideally a post graduate degree in a relevant subject,
* Understanding of the UK water industry
* Thorough experience of using Excel and GIS packages (such as ArcGIS and QGIS)
* Experience of reviewing and interpreting data sets, with excellent analytical skills
* Effective report writing skills
* Ability to fault find and problem solve in challenging environments
* Effective time management skills
* Willingness to learn from contributing to a broad range of fieldwork and office-based tasks
* A full UK driver’s license.


* Experience of terrestrial and aquatic fieldwork
* Water safety training
* Client facing experience.

Skills and behaviours:

* Excellent team working
* Strong communication skills and a close attention to detail
* Enthusiastic, keen to learn and able to act quickly and flexible across projects
* Excellent report writing
* Ambitious, enthusiastic and self-motivated to thrive in this busy and demanding environment
* Good IT skills commonly used software, e.g. Microsoft Office, internet, email and GIS
* Self-organised

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 drive, ambition and a flair for innovative thinking.

We have an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach.

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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