Sustainable Transport - Analyst Consultant

14 Sep 2017
26 Oct 2017
Full Time
Contract Type
Career Level
Graduate / Entry Level

Ricardo Energy & Environment's Sustainable Transport Practice delivers cutting edge strategic support and analysis to clients all over the world on the major environmental, social and economic challenges facing the transport sector. We provide support to the European Commission to help develop future CO2 standards for cars and vans, as well as supporting the analysis of the full range of transport sector policies, including measures to improve safety, cut congestion and improve the overall efficiency of the transport sector. Our work for the UK Government includes managing major programmes to help deliver electric vehicles, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure and advanced biofuels production plants to support the decarbonisation of the transport sector, as well providing detailed techno-economic analysis of transport sector decarbonisation pathways. We also support major international airports in understanding their current and future emissions profiles, and we carry out socio-economic analysis for major international corporations. Our transport sector work is highly influential, and has been used to support the development of the EU's 2011 Transport White Paper as well as the UK's ground-breaking Climate Change Act.


We are seeking an intelligent, self-motivated graduate to join our Harwell or London-based consultancy team as an Analyst Consultant within our Sustainable Transport practice. From day one, you'll be part of a team supporting senior consultants in delivering high-profile projects to clients such as the Department for Transport, the European Commission and Transport for London. These projects include studies on low carbon vehicle technologies, alternative transport fuels, and analysis of policy measures to encourage the development and deployment of low emission vehicles. The successful applicant will have excellent numeracy and analytical skills gained from a scientific, engineering or economics background, strong writing skills, a proactive, organised approach and a commitment to producing high quality work. We expect the Analyst to enjoy solving complex problems and to have, or be keen to develop, technical expertise in the sustainable transport area.

Key accountabilities:

As an Analyst, you'll carry out research that underpins our consultancy work. You will manage your time across several projects, contributing in all phases - from 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. You will be responsible for the quality and delivery of your work, and liaise with other consultants to incorporate your contribution into wider project outputs.

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive remuneration and benefits package and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field.

Key competencies and experience:

A Bachelors (2.1 or above), Masters or PhD in a physical science, engineering, mathematics or economics;

A high level of numeracy and a talent for numerical analysis;

Skills and behaviours:

Strong written and verbal communication skills in English;

Strong PC literacy - especially in MS Excel, MATLAB and Word;

Be flexible, resilient and enthusiastic;

Be able to work independently and demonstrate initiative, as well as operate effectively as part of a team

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 benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.