Waste Management Consultants (Multiple Positions)

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Do you want to work for a leading international environmental sustainability consultancy in a growing specialist team?

Do you want to join a newly established and growing Australian waste management team?

Ricardo established a registered entity in Australia in early 2018 and since then following successful acquisitions in Sydney and Melbourne, now has offices in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and over 125 staff. As part of a long-term international growth strategy, Ricardo will continue to grow within Australia servicing all states providing multidisciplinary services leveraging off our European and International credentials.

Ricardo has made some successful advancements delivering a range of projects within different states providing a range of technical support from circular economy, policy support and strategy development, procurement support, technical feasibility, engineering and infrastructure development support for thermal and non-thermal projects.

Following this initial successful market entry phase over the past two years and due to an increasing visible pipeline, Ricardo is looking to recruit a range of highly capable, technical waste management consultants to work alongside our existing waste management team in Australia. Ricardo are interested across a variety of consultancy grades within different business areas to support with the delivery of a rapidly increasing pipeline of work. The team would work with our existing team and build on our market leading reputation offering in Europe and our increased Australia market presence.

Ricardo Energy & Environment has vacancies for excellent candidates of various grades to join our Australian waste management team in either our; Strategic waste consulting team or Waste processing infrastructure and engineering services team.

Reporting through our Australian Resource Efficiency & Waste Management Practice, within our Infrastructure & Utilities Division, our team has supported a range of opportunities across several technical areas. This has included supporting infrastructure development projects, developing waste and circular economy policies, strategies and business models, technical advisory waste procurement support, data management and business case developments for a diverse client base across the public and private sector in Australia.

Ricardo Energy & Environment operates globally, and opportunities would be available to support our growing pipeline in Australia, and other parts of the globe. We have exciting opportunities for experienced candidates at Consultant, Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant and Technical Director level:

We welcome applications from candidates that are currently based and can work in Australia. Candidates can work flexibly, including home-based, and will have the opportunity to travel throughout Australia and internationally as required to meet business needs. Candidates will have working knowledge in one or more of the following areas within either Strategic waste consulting or Waste processing infrastructure and engineering services:

Strategic Waste Consulting Area -

* Strategy and Policy Development
* Circular Economy
* Sustainable Procurement
* Waste Technologies Feasibility, Assessment and Due Diligence
* Waste Modelling
* Options Appraisal / Business Case Development
* Contract Procurement / Bid Support
* Feasibility studies and feedstock analysis

Waste Processing Infrastructure and Engineering Services Area -

* Lenders Technical Advisory Role
* Market Due Diligence / Research
* Contract Advice and Negotiations
* Expert Witness
* M&A (Commercial Due Diligence)
* Owners engineer
* Project Monitoring
* Contract Mobilisation

You will join our team of recognised industry experts in the UK and Australia with a range of backgrounds, providing tailored support to clients in technical, market, commercial, strategic and regulatory advice.

We recognise that all applicants are unique, and we operate in a fast-moving commercial environment, therefore we will seek to understand your skills, experience and career objectives in order to define a role around you that fits within our overall requirements and services. You will form part of a rapidly growing team with a level of autonomy but have the support and integration of a newly established team and market leading existing UK team. We are interested in ambitious, highly motivated, energetic applicants with the drive to grow and develop themselves and our wider team.

Key accountabilities:

The role will involve delivering support on waste management and resource efficiency projects for both public and private sector clients in Australia. The individuals will be expected to lead and manage their own projects, manage multi-disciplinary teams and deliver all aspects of consultancy. The individual must be able to demonstrate project management and technical expertise within their relevant discipline but will also be responsible for writing bids, developing and converting business opportunities.

You will lead technically on waste management and resource efficiency projects and provide clear project management to clients and other team members, both internally and externally. You will lead, project manage and co-ordinate a wide range of studies, manage the technical work of more junior staff and sub-consultants as well as develop follow-on work and new opportunities as they arise.

You will support the Australian management team with ongoing business development activities inputting to marketing, sales, and opportunity qualification.

Key competencies and experience:

The core key competencies and experience will vary and be subject to the specific role and area of interest. However, as a consultant with the waste team, these would broadly include:


* Working knowledge of waste management and resource efficiency in either the public / and or private sector
* Qualified to a bachelor’s degree level in a relevant discipline
* Effective project management skills
* Proven client management skills
* Experience in the preparation of proposals and tenders
* Able to write clear, concise and accurate technical reports and manage data confidently;
* Excellent interpersonal skills, attention to detail and desire to deliver influential consultancy support to the highest standards with new and current clients


* Proven track record in environmental consultancy (ideally within Australia);
* Qualified to master’s level or higher in a relevant discipline
* Experience in public speaking at conferences and events
* Good client networks and willingness to travel within Australia

Skills and behaviours:

* Commercially minded technical consultant;
* Receptive to new and varied challenges, and able to rise to them and to learn;
* Able to work independently and as part of a project team, irrespective of position or role on the task;
* Enthusiastic and self-motivated;
* Excellent attention to detail and accuracy and quality in all work;
* Excellent report writing and bid-writing skills
* Good time management; and
* Able to meet (multiple) deadlines and manage and deliver competing priorities

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

About Ricardo Energy & Environment

Ricardo Energy & Environment is an internationally renowned consultancy with world-leading energy, environmental and technical expertise operating predominantly in the UK, in Europe and globally. We have over 500 technical and scientific staff, many being recognised experts in their disciplines, and over 40 years’ consulting experience that includes a long track record of successfully delivering services and advice to a wide range of major private and public-sector organisations.

Our business focus is on eight core areas of environmental consulting expertise: waste management, sustainable business, energy, climate change, air quality, environment (including impact assessment, ecology, agriculture and chemical risk), water management and transport. Our parent company Ricardo plc is a UK-based company with annual turnover over �200m and 100 years heritage. Ricardo has 23 offices worldwide and 2,500 people, approximately 70 per cent being highly qualified multi-disciplined engineers, consultants and technicians.

Ricardo Energy & Environment’s head office is in Harwell, Oxfordshire, and we have additional UK offices in London, Glasgow, Bristol, Warrington, Manchester and Guildford. Ricardo has international offices in Australia (Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane), the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, South Africa and across Europe and Asia.

Ricardo operates according to its accredited quality (ISO 9001) and environmental (ISO 14001) management systems. Working in partnership with our customers we 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. In return for your commitment, drive, enthusiasm and adaptability, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field, and support for flexible working. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.

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