Maritime Sustainable Transport Principal Consultant

London, North West, Country
London Central, Manchester, England
Industry Sector:
Maritime Jobs
Job Category:
Job Type:
Education Level:
Graduate/Higher diploma
£46,000 to £60,000 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Job Ref:

Senior or Principal Maritime Sustainable Transport Consultant

Salary range:

Senior range: �35'200 - �52'800

Principal range: �44'000-�66'000

(depending on level of experience)

Location: London/Harwell/Madrid/Homeworking

Role ID: 2022-1504

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.

We have an opportunity for a Senior or Principal Maritime Sustainable Transport consultant to support project delivery and business development within our Policy, Strategy and Economics Practice. This position is open for candidates wishing to join our offices in London or Harwell in the UK, or Madrid in Spain, although home-working is also a possibility.

We are looking for an experienced consultant with a strong track record of winning and delivering sustainability projects in the maritime sector. The successful candidate will have experience in projects on maritime sector emissions and abatement techniques, related policies and a good appreciation of the challenges and opportunities in the decarbonisation of the maritime sector. The successful candidate is also expected to have experience of working on related European and/or international maritime policies and have experience in engaging with key stakeholders in the maritime sector such as, the International Maritime Organisation, International Chamber of Shipping, European Sea Ports Organisation, World Shipping Council, International Association of Ports and Harbours, and various other regional and national bodies, and companies in the maritime sector.

Key Responsibilities:

You will work within a team that wins and delivers a wide range of projects covering policy development, design, impact assessment and evaluation, as well as detailed technical analysis on the future of decarbonisation technologies and the impacts of policies on businesses. We are one of the leading European consultancies on sustainable transport policy and this role will help to continue expanding and leading work in the maritime sector.

Your work will involve a combination of identifying new opportunities and leading bids, and leading the delivery of projects, for a mixture of private sector organisations and industry associations, the European Commission and other clients. You will work with other colleagues in Ricardo to identify key partners and build effective project delivery teams. Your role will include a mixture of project management, technical delivery and other business development activities, including competitive bidding, client and partner relationship management and participation in promotional events. You will also be responsible for technical leadership and supporting the development of more junior staff within the practice. You will work flexibly within Ricardo, collaborating with specialists in fields such as energy systems, engineering, alternative fuels and climate change.

You will have the capability to work across the project life cycle, from early stage prospecting through bidding and the successful delivery of projects. You will have a strong commercial awareness and energy and enthusiasm for growing the business in your technical area.

* The role is a mid to high-level position with responsibility for:
* Monitoring market developments and shaping company business development activities to take advantage of emerging opportunities.
* Development and maintenance of close client and partner relationships at high level to support the winning of new business.
* Leading, managing and contributing to multi-disciplinary proposals.
* Leading the delivery of large, complex projects or tasks within such projects. Responsibility for client satisfaction, timely delivery, coordination of partner inputs, project financial management and ensuring high-quality outputs.
* Leading and mentoring other staff in their involvement in bids and projects.
* Carrying out detailed technical work to contribute to high quality project delivery.
* Presenting Ricardo’s work at client meetings and international conferences.

Key competencies and experience:

* Educated to at least Bachelor’s degree level specialising in scientific, engineering, environmental or economic fields.
* Candidates must demonstrate sufficient experience to show the required competencies, either through consulting work or in a related area.
* Experience leading business development and/or competitive bid writing in a consultancy environment or similar is essential.
* Experience working within multidisciplinary teams is essential, and experience managing complex projects is essential.
* Previous experience managing or working within projects for European Commission, Maritime sector companies or industry associations is essential.
* Candidates should demonstrate their access to an existing network of relevant client and partner contacts and be able to grow and develop this further as needed.
* Strong understanding of the maritime sustainable transport policy landscape
* Understanding of alternative future low carbon, carbon neutral and zero carbon fuels for the maritime sector
* Experience with developing maritime sector emission models and marginal abatement cost curves (MACC) would be an advantage
* Comprehensive understanding of emission abatement techniques relevant to the maritime sector.

Skills and behaviours:

* Strong project management skills with track record in leading complex proposals and projects.
* Excellent written and spoken English is essential; fluency in other European languages will be an advantage.
* Strong oral and written communication is essential, including concise and precise report writing.
* Strong analytical skills are essential.
* Good team worker and experienced delegator.
* Strong level of commercial awareness and appreciation for project financial management principles.

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 a culture of inclusivity, 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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