Ricardo Energy & Environment (The GreenJobs Network of Websites)
Jul 31, 2020Full time
PLEASE MENTION THE GREENJOBS NETWORK OF WEBSITES WHEN APPLYING TO THIS CAREER OPPORTUNITY Principal/Senior Consultant - Biomass/Bioenergy Ricardo Energy & Environment is a global sustainability consultancy, core to Ricardo Group's vision of creating a world fit for the future. Our mission is to solve the world's most pressing energy and environmental challenges. To achieve this, we combine world-leading energy, climate change and environmental expertise with powerful power systems engineering, IT, knowledge management and economics capabilities. Our business consists of a team of over 400 consultancy staff and we work globally for governments, international agencies, infrastructure operators, regulators and commercial organisations as a leading provider of analysis, advice and sustainable solutions. We also have a track record in leading and delivering major multi-partner transnational programmes. The Energy Practice: The Energy Practice's focus is the decarbonisation of energy and we consist of over 65 specialist consultants supporting techno-economic studies, technical auditing, regulatory development, smart grid solutions, carbon management and optimising local energy systems. Position: You will play a leading role in Ricardo meeting a growing demand for services related to decarbonisation of energy from Government and industry in the UK and internationally. You will be familiar with the bioenergy sector and the key players in the market, as well as key factors and risks that impact on biomass development. The key focus for this senior role will be the following areas: policy support, including assessing and developing policy and guidance in the uptake of bioenergy; biomass supply and sustainability; options for biomass use (including non-energy use); due diligence for funding and feasibility/development and legal work. Key competencies and experience: * A mechanical, processes or chemical engineer or scientist with the technical knowledge of biomass supply and use OR a proven track record of bioenergy and biomass supply with a technical knowledge of relevant engineering processes * Experience in biomass technical feasibility and due diligence * Strong understanding of biomass supply and use, including fuel characteristics, environmental impact, regulation and prices/costs * An understanding of government policies relating to biomass, biofuels and heat markets in UK and Europe * An understanding of how the use of biomass for energy fits into the wider bioeconomy, including sustainability issues and carbon emissions * Proven experience in energy and climate change policy assessment * Experience of working in a consultancy or an evaluation team at a utilities company * Experience in managing large projects and programmes will be advantages * Extensive experience in client management and proposal writing * Experience of working oversees would be beneficial * Skills and behaviours: * Experienced in the preparation of complex proposals * An effective networker and business developer * Leading multidisciplinary technical teams * Effective management skills of large projects and programmes * Strong analytical skills including engineering and/or technical modelling * Good attention to detail, technical report writing ability and be able to assimilate information quickly * Be flexible, proactive, resilient and enthusiastic whilst remotely leading, and working with, the project team and clients This role can be based at any of our Ricardo Energy & Environment offices. This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. What sets us apart is our People. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals. You will have 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. 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. Ricardo Energy & Environment has an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach as explained in this message by our CEO. 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.