Analyst Consultants - Environmental Policy

London, North West, Country
London Central, Manchester, Spain
Industry Sector:
Sustainability Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs, Sustainable Jobs
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Consultancy, Policy
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Introduction to Ricardo Energy & Environment

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading global sustainability consultancy combining energy, environmental and chemical risk and compliance expertise with strong IT and economics capability. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work, empowering business leaders with award winning consultancy advice. With unrivalled sector insight and a reputation for producing innovative solutions, we offer a stimulating and rewarding environment in which to work.

Ricardo Energy & Environment's vision is to be recognised by our clients as a leading provider of analysis, advice, and data on economically sustainable solutions for the most pressing global energy and environmental challenges. Operating across the world, we work in partnership with our customers to help transform the way they work. We are also successful in leading and delivering major multi-partner trans-national collaborations.

Our business consists of over 450 consultancy staff, conducting high-profile consultancy projects for clients including the European Commission, national governments and agencies, major development banks, NGOs and FTSE 100 companies.

Practice area within Ricardo Energy & Environment

These positions will be based within our Environmental Policy team within the Policy, Strategy & Economics practice, which includes highly experienced professionals specialising in techno-economic, environmental policy and management consultancy services, serving policymakers across multiple sectors, institutions and locations.

The role

We have an opportunity for two Analyst Consultants to join our Environmental Policy Team to support a range of exciting and innovative environmental policy projects. Ideally this would be based in our London team, but could also be considered in our Manchester or Madrid offices. Working in international, multi-disciplinary teams, you will have the capacity to work flexibly across a range of thematic areas and will collaborate closely with technical experts in diverse teams across the business and with our partner organisations. You will provide policy development and implementation analysis; evaluate existing policy and technical measures; support cost-benefit analyses and carry out stakeholder consultation. These roles will provide the perfect first step into a consultancy career in an exciting and rapidly changing sector.

As an Analyst Consultant, you will support the delivery of technical projects, managing your time across several projects and business areas. You will be responsible for the delivery of tasks assigned to you, meeting time, cost and quality requirements, to ensure client satisfaction. From day one, you'll be part of a team supporting senior colleagues in delivering a portfolio of high-profile projects to clients. Specific tasks are likely to include 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. The role will support a diverse range of areas including air quality and emissions, industrial pollution control, water, climate change adaptation and mitigation, energy, waste and resource efficiency, agriculture and chemicals management.

Person specification

Successful candidates will have the following skills and characteristics:


* Educated to Masters degree level. Studies could be a combination of economics, engineering/science and/or environment.
* An understanding of European and/or international environmental policy issues, gained during studies or work experience.
* A professional and diligent approach: accurate and attentive to detail
* Fluency in written and spoken English
* Effective oral and written communication, including concise and precise report writing
* Strong PC literacy - especially in MS Excel and MS Word
* Be flexible, proactive, resilient and enthusiastic
* Problem-solving skills and creative thinking
* Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as operate effectively as part of a team


* Fluency in other European languages
* Experience in a consultancy or in a customer-facing commercial environment. We welcome applications from recent graduates but preference will be given to those with relevant work experience in environmental consultancy, Government, or academic research/think-tanks.
* Demonstrable experience in one or more of the following-
* Policy cycle (ex-ante impact assessment of policies and regulations, policy development and implementation, ex-post evaluation of policies and programmes)
* Tools and methods: survey design and execution, market analyses, cost-benefit analysis, data collection, validation and analysis, stakeholder consultation.

Our offer to you

This is a fast-paced and challenging environment offering you the opportunity to make your mark. You will have support from the wider business for your career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. We will provide close mentoring support and ongoing personal development to ensure you settle into the company and get the opportunities to progress.

Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.

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