Consultant Economist - Climate Change

London, North West, Country
London Central, Manchester, England
Industry Sector:
Sustainability Jobs, Climate Change Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Economics, Climate Engineering
Job Type:
Education Level:
Graduate/Higher diploma
£27,000 to £35,000 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Job Ref:

Consultant Economist - Climate Change

Location: London, Harwell ( Oxfordshire), Manchester, Hybrid

Salary Range: �27'000-�35'000

Role ID:2022-1447

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 Consultant Economist in Climate change to join our Energy and Carbon regulation team.

The role will entail providing support to larger proposals and projects and leadership of smaller ones. Although, this role will sit within our Evidence and Policy business unit you will work collaboratively across all areas of Ricardo Energy and Environment.

Key Responsibilities

You will especially work in the field of climate change economics and will be actively engaged in issues such as the economics of carbon pricing policy, the social cost of carbon, decarbonisation investment economics and aspects concerning the cost effectiveness of policy approaches to require or encourage carbon emission reductions across all sectors. You will use your technical skills to provide insights to support policy decisions, and to analyse the impact of decisions on the economy, the environment and society. You will be involved in policy impact assessments, requiring skills in cost-benefit analysis, socio-economic analysis, feasibility assessment and evaluation. We expect you to understand the processes for development of public policy and the methods for assessing the social, environmental and economic impacts of policies and measures.

Key competencies and experience

* Qualified to at least Master’s degree level in economics
* At least 2 years of relevant experience within consultancy, government, research or industry
* An understanding of climate change issues, and national/EU/international policy, gained during studies or work experience
* Highly numerate, with a track record in carrying out complex quantitative analysis
* Demonstrable experience in some of the following:
* Economic theory and policy cycle (ex ante impact assessment of policies and regulations; policy development and implementation, ex post evaluation of policies and programmes)
* Tools and methods: economic and/or financial modelling, data collection, validation and analysis, qualitative economic analysis, multi-criteria analysis
* An understanding of structural economic modelling, Input – Output analysis, international trade theory, experience with econometric analysis and optimization techniques, e.g. General Algebraic Modelling such as GAMs. Experience with Python and Stata would be useful.
* Fluency in English and excellent (concise and precise) report writing skills


* Previous experience in leading or working on proposals and projects for international organisations and/or European Commission and/or national governments
* Business development experience: generation of new business leads, identification of new service offerings, building client relationships
* Project management experience
* Fluency in other European languages

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 inlcusive 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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