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Sustainability, Energy or Carbon Management - Senior Consultant

  • Contract Type
  • Full Time

  • Main Location
  • London, Manchester, Oxfordshire (Harwell), Warrington (Birchwood)

  • Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive Salary Package

  • Ricardo Energy & Environment is a leading sustainability consultancy combining energy, climate change, environmental and chemical risk 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.



    To support in the delivery of private sector sales and technical excellence in our climate change and sustainability consultancy – in particular our corporate and private sector business delivering corporate sustainability reporting, assurance, carbon management, supply chain analysis, cultural and behaviour change and energy management.


    Key competencies and experience

    With involvement in, winning and delivering consultancy projects to public and private sector customers.  The successful individual will be involved in business development and the management and delivery of project work.

    Understanding of, and experience in working with or within, business on sustainability, carbon and climate change issues, from key mechanisms for corporate action to the design and delivery of consultancy solutions.  The candidate needs to be able to drive forward the development of propositions appropriate to a wide range of customers, and deliver successful proposals to new clients. In particular, the need to be enthusiastic, articulate, personable, technically focused and driven to engage and win new customers.


    Role purpose

    The role will provide management on a range of sustainability, energy and carbon related services to a diverse client base ranging from investors, financial institutions, public sector bodies to corporates. You will have proven experience in the field of sustainability, energy or carbon, and have up to date knowledge of the key models and techniques being used currently when carrying out appraisals.


    Successful candidates will demonstrate some of the following:

    • Experience of working in an environmental or sustainability consultancy and/or in a corporate CSR team
    • Experience of sustainability and carbon management
    • Experience of energy management and industrial energy efficiency
    • Business development and client management skills
    • Analytical skills with ability to identify, develop and implement business improvement solutions
    • Knowledge of both current and future environmental and energy related legislation
    • Strong communication skills and the ability to apply change management techniques
    • The ability to develop and deliver project plans and programmes from inception to completion
    • Effective project management skills


    Candidates will have a Science, Accountancy, or Engineering, qualification/background with extensive practical career experience with a focus on delivering a selection of the following:

    • Sustainability and carbon, management and reduction strategies
    • Energy management and industrial energy efficiency
    • Corporate sustainability, ESG, GRI, NFR, and CDP reporting
    • Green investment and funding
    • Energy and carbon regulation including ESOS, CRC and EUETS
    • GHG inventories and carbon footprintingScenario analysis
    • Life cycle assessment (LCA/EPD)
    • Experience of implementing sustainability strategy in the facilities management and / or construction industry, EPC or ESCO models
    • Energy reduction management, asset reviews and audit surveys
    • Understanding of construction technology, building services engineering and renewable energy solutions
    • Component studies and options appraisals (CRoI), Life cycle costs, Renewable energy payback analysis, Payback (CRoI), NPV, DCF, smoothing & sinking funds


    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 own career development into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment.

    In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an extremely attractive remuneration and benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. To express your interest in joining our prestigious organisation please visit our career pages at ee.ricardo.com, and submit your application using our on line process.

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