Senior Air Quality Industrial Emissions (CEMS) Consultant

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Role: Senior Air Quality Industrial Emissions (CEMS) Consultant

Location: UK Flexible 

Role ID: 2022 - 1728

Reduced/part time hours considered 


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 a Senior Air Quality Industrial Emissions (CEMS) Consultant to join our Air Quality and Environmental team.


Although, this role will sit within our Evidence and Policy business unit you will work collaboratively across all areas of Ricardo Energy and Environment.

Key responsibilities

The successful candidate will have specific expertise in Industrial Emissions and CEMS to support our growing UK and international business.


Working in international, multi-disciplinary teams, you will help to win, manage and deliver consultancy projects on industrial emissions with a particular focus on the operation of Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems (CEMS). Your delivery of projects will include providing technical input; policy development and implementation analysis; evaluating existing policy and technical measures; supporting cost-benefit analyses and carrying out stakeholder consultations. You will be expected to contribute to the delivery of high quality proposals for our customers, and will have the opportunity to manage the studies that you help to win. At this level you will be expected to collaborate closely with other senior consultants to deliver work under the direction of a Business Area Manager and International Project Director. As the business continues to grow you will also have opportunity to support the development of more junior colleagues.


The work is likely to require occasional travel, including extended trips away from the office for both UK and international working.


Key competencies and experience

  • Qualified to Bachelor’s or Master’s degree level in environmental policy, science or engineering.
  • Relevant experience within consultancy, government, research or industry.
  • Knowledge and experience of UK, EU and International industrial air quality emissions policies and implementation.
  • Specialist knowledge of CEMS hardware and software installations and practical operations.
  • Technical understanding of emission management and control technologies and measures across industrial sectors.
  • The ability to interact with both industrial operators and policymakers at national and/or international level.
  • Efficient project management abilities.
  • Excellent report writing skills. (in English)
  • Track record in writing and winning proposals.
  • Generation of new business leads, identification of new service offerings, building client relationships.

Skills and behaviours

  • Proven technical leader in your field.
  • Effective problem solving and creative thinking skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, combined with good influencing skills.
  • Flexibility, resilience and enthusiasm.
  • Strong team working skills.


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 and ensure a culture of inclusivity, 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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