Senior/Principal Consultant - Industrial Heat Recovery

London, North West, Country
London Central, Manchester, England
Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs, Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Jobs, Energy Management Jobs, Carbon Management Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Environmental Scientist, Sustainability Manager
Job Type:
Education Level:
Graduate/Higher diploma
£35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Job Ref:

Role: Senior/Principal Consultant - Industrial Heat Recovery

Location: UK Flexible

Salary range: [�35,000 - �55,000]

Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world

Ricardo plc is a world-class environmental, engineering and strategic consulting company listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading edge and innovative cross sector sustainable products and solutions, helping our global customers increase efficiency's, achieve growth and create a cleaner and safer future.

Our Energy and Environment business unit combines energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk expertise with strong IT and economics capability.

We are currently looking for an Senior/Principal Consultant to join our Sustainability team.

What’s Involved

We have an exciting opportunity for an Senior/Principal Consultant to join Ricardo Energy and Environment, to aid the Industrial Heat Recovery team in supporting our customers and clients to achieve process efficiency and reduce costs where heat can be recovered.

The business units focus is the decarbonisation of energy and heat supporting the netzero and low carbon agendas. Sustainable Infrastructure and Operations is made up of ~220 people covering a range of disciplines at the ‘implementation’ end of the client value chain. Within the Sustainable Infrastructure and Operations business unit, we have a dedicated Heat Decarbonisation team, comprising a 30-strong team of engineers, consultants and project managers. This team is at the forefront of delivering heat decarbonisation solutions in the UK and internationally, from working with governments to develop policy, to implementation of low carbon heat solutions in the public and private sectors. As the demand for our services grow, we are seeking to further grow our team and are looking for excellent consultants to add value to our team. Although, this role will sit within our Sustainable Infrastructure and Operations business unit you will work collaboratively across all areas of Ricardo Energy and Environment.

Key Responsibilities

We are seeking a Senior or Principal Consultant to work within our team on a wide range of projects to support industry to:

* Identify potential sources of waste heat and candidate sinks.
* Collect and collate data necessary to qualify and quantify the opportunity to recover and re-use waste heat, and establish the technical feasibility for this.
* Advise on recovery technologies available and use our market knowledge to source robust information on capex and opex for technical solutions.
* Develop robust analyses of the likely financial and environmental performance of candidate opportunities.

Other projects may cover assessing and developing policy and guidance relating to the uptake of CHP, low carbon heat options and district heating; auditing programmes to assess compliance, evaluation of technical and economic performance; and feasibility, engineering design and technical and financial due diligence.

The successful candidate will show:

* Proven experience in technical and economic assessment
* Knowledge and experience of low carbon and renewable heat technologies
* Professional, diligent, and strong attention to detail
* Experienced in the preparation of proposals and, ideally an effective net-worker and business developer
* Excellent organizational abilities
* Good problem solving skills
* Excellent core consultancy skills – bid writing, project management, and project delivery
* Strong engineering skills
* Experience in leading technical teams in project delivery

Must be able to demonstrate the following:


* A scientific or engineering background
* Experience and/or strong knowledge of industrial processes
* Experience in identifying and implementing waste heat recovery projects in industry
* 4-8+ years experience
* Proven consultancy skills, or applicable skills from industry


* Chartered Mechanical, Chemical or Process engineer (or progressing to Chartership)
* Understanding of government policies related to renewable heat, CHP, heat markets and associated district heating and cooling networks
* Experience in managing large projects and programmes will be advantageous
* You will demonstrate good attention to detail, technical report writing ability and be able to assimilate information quickly
* Experience in client management and proposal writing

Working here

Ricardo is an exciting and rewarding place to work and you have the opportunity to make a difference. You will work with teams of talented, dedicated, and supportive individuals. Alongside having 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.

Wellbeing and work life balance

We offer flexible approaches to work, whether that's 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. 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.

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


Our core benefits include 25 day's 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.

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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