Senior/Principal Air Quality Consultant

London, North West, Country
London Central, Manchester, England
Industry Sector:
Air Quality Jobs, Clean Air Jobs, Environmental Sustainability Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Air Quality Engineer, Environmental Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Graduate/Higher diploma
£35,200 to £66,000 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Job Ref:

Role:Senior / Principal Air Quality Consultant

Location:We have offices across the UK and support hybrid and flexible working

Salary Range:�35,200 - �66,000

Role ID: 2021-1418

Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable world

Ricardo plc is a global strategic, environmental, and engineering consulting company, listed on the London Stock Exchange. With over 100 years of engineering excellence and employing close to 3,000 employees in more than 20 countries, we provide exceptional levels of expertise in delivering leading-edge and innovative cross-sector sustainable products and solutions. Every day, we enable our customers to solve the most complex and dynamic challenges to help achieve a safe and sustainable world.

Energy & Environment, one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units, is a leader in sustainability consultancy, solving complex environmental challenges through industry-leading analysis, advice and data. With more than 40 years of heritage in addressing air quality, environmental and sustainability issues, our customers value us for our deep understanding and breadth of services covering the entire value chain from evidence, policy & strategy to implementation.

Ricardo are seeking to further strengthen its air quality team, the leading provider of air quality services to the UK’s public and private sector, by appointing an experienced air quality consultant to make a leading contribution to our growth across the business, including but not limited to the area of air quality impact assessment for planned development, support to UK cities and within our range of projects in the Middle East and Asia.

Key Responsibilities:

We are looking for a technical consultant and business leader, with a proven track record, to help lead, shape and grow our business in the UK and internationally. You are likely to be a respected member of the air quality scientific community with:

the ability to contribute to our business development working with colleagues to build relationships with key clients, identify and develop new opportunities, write proposals and secure new wins.
track record of delivering air quality assessment consultancy projects;
deep knowledge of the technical aspects of air quality modelling and regulatory regime of air quality and planning policy;
network of relevant contacts in the environment sector.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to travel and work with stakeholders in cities facing some of the most challenging air pollution issues in the world. We welcome applications from those with relevant international work experience. Applicants will have a solid understanding of international air quality policy and legislation. You will work across the air quality, planning, transport and climate change spectrum seeking out and helping to secure new business opportunities, grow our team and track market developments. You will be able to engage with a wide range of clients, leveraging your existing network and reputation and Ricardo’s own capabilities and expertise.

Key Competencies & Experience:

* Proven experience of working in an environmental consultancy, with a firm grasp of air quality and climate challenges
* A proven track record of developing profitable new and existing business is also a key requirement
* A Bachelors, Masters or PhD in a relevant discipline and/or exceptional and demonstratable track record
* Strong technical experience and track record in client relationship management.
* Ability to manage projects and delivery of client outcomes.
* Proven experience of leading large complex bids including the management of bid teams, development of methodology and presentation and developing follow-on work with customers and creating new business opportunities.
* Strong communications skills, both written and oral

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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