SDS Authorer -Senior

London, South East, Country
Oxfordshire, London Central, England
Industry Sector:
Sustainability Jobs
Job Category:
Science/Scientist, Environmental Scientist, Sustainability Consultant
Job Type:
Education Level:
Graduate/Higher diploma
£35,200 to £52,800 per annum
Start Date:
Ricardo Energy & Environment
Job Ref:

Role: SDS Authorer - Senior

Location: Harwell, Oxfordshire

Salary range: �35,200 - �52,800

Role ID: 2022-1510

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 are currently looking for an SDS Authorer- Senior to join our NCEC Chemical Regulatory & Consultancy team.

Key Responsibilities:

The senior / principal regulatory consultant will be responsible for:

* Undertaking a range of client work including Safety Data Sheet authoring and supporting other technical areas including REACH, Poison Centre notifications etc.
* You will likely bring your own expertise to the business to help us open up new consultancy offerings to existing or new potential customers e.g. biocides, Agrochem registrations etc
* Providing extensive technical knowledge especially in the area of SDS authoring, undertaking authoring work using NCEC’s 3rd party SDS authoring software
* Providing expert technical consultancy input to support the growth and development of technical regulatory consultancy products and services
* Providing management of project staff related to customers / consultants working on technical projects as agreed with the Product Managers for specific customer work (Managing the quality, accuracy and timeliness of deliverables)
* Supporting the personal development of other members of the team across these technical areas and management skills
* Liaising with marketing and sales staff to ensure effective promotion of NCEC’s capabilities in support of sales activities to grow these areas
* Identifying and helping to take forward opportunities that are uncovered through the technical work e.g. through technical conversations around Safety Data Sheets uncovering where the customer may require additional support in REACH, Poison Centres and Emergency Response or training opportunities and working with the Business Area Manager and/or sales team to close these

Key competencies and experience:

* Have an extensive background in supply regulations (and potentially transport regs as well); safety data sheet authoring, understanding how to classify both substances and mixtures and author a fully compliant safety data sheet, expert knowledge of REACH and knowledge of Poison centres desirable but not a necessity
* Performing and managing high quality technical consultancy in the field of chemical regulatory affairs
* Have and maintain expert knowledge of the regulations affecting the worldwide chemical industry, in particular supply regulations GHS and CLP.
* Keep up to date with market trends and developments and provide technical support to colleagues in the development of new service offerings and creation of technical papers
* Contribute ideas to the development of business strategy with respect to regulatory consultancy
* Provide the product managers with management support to enable successful delivery of regulatory consultancy projects and fulfilment of personal development/ training needs for others in the team
* Be an excellent communicator and used to presenting your ideas and project outputs to customers and ideally at regulatory conferences
* Bring your own network of contacts from customers and stakeholder organisations
* Have the ability to manage and influence people effectively and/ or delegate work to others.

We are looking for a senior or principal consultant to lead much of our delivery and support sales and marketing. The role will be tailored to the skills and experience of the successful candidate alongside our existing team. You must have proven expertise in supply regulations, be an expert communicator and customer project/relationship manager and will ideally have other niche technical skills e.g. biocides, Agrochems.

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 to 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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