Geographic Information System (GIS) Consultant

Role: GIS Consultant

Location:London, Harwell ( Oxfordshire), Hybrid

Salary range:�25'000-�40'000

Role ID: 2022-1471

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, 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 Geographic Information system Consultant to join our Evidence and Policy team.

Key Responsibilities

You will manage your time across several projects and business areas, although the focus of this role is to support work in our Emissions Inventories and Projections work. This will include contributing in all phases - from supporting the preparation of proposals to win new contracts, through researching and analysing information and data, to contributing to reports that are delivered to clients. You will be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work and will liaise with other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.

Specific tasks will be dependent on your level of experience but are likely to include supporting desktop and web-based GIS solutions on projects that are delivered to clients through researching and analysing information and data. You will be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work and will work alongside other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.

Key competencies and experience

* A Bachelors (2.1 or above), Masters or PhD in a scientific subject with the use of GIS
* Experience in ESRI ArcGIS packages is essential, but exposure to other non-ESRI based GIS is an advantage
* Earth Observation experience is highly desirable
* SQL or other extensive database experience is highly desirable
* Business development capabilities and experience is advantageous
* Proficiency in different programming or scripting languages like Python and R
* Comfortable working with APIs to download datasets
* Experience with Database server technologies such as PostgreSQL or other Big Data platform
* Experience in ML for image segmentation is advantageous but not essential
* Experience in adapting to new technologies
* Experience in using version control systems such as Git
* Experience in a consultancy or in a customer facing commercial environment is an advantage
* Applicants will ideally have an understanding of air quality and climate change issues, gained as part of their studies or work experience, and enjoy working with ‘Big’ data.
* Relevant work experience is an advantage, but not essential
* Strong numeracy skills and a talent for numerical analysis are essential
* Effective communication skills, both written and oral and basic presentation skills.
* Excellent organisational and time management skills
* Accuracy and attention to detail
* Self-reliant, proactive and good problem solving skills
* Flexibility, resilience and enthusiasm
* Strong team working skills

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 days' 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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