Ricardo is hiring a
Role: Hydrogen and Power Engineer (Principal/Senior Level)
Salary range: £45,000 - £65,000
Role ID: 2022-1620
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. We are a growth business, with our headcount increasing from 690 to 803 in the last year, giving fantastic opportunities for career development.
We are experiencing a strong expansion in our hydrogen projects, covering the whole value chain, from policy and strategy, through to project implementation. This means we have a great opportunity for an experienced engineer in hydrogen / power to grow their career with us. The successful candidate would be leading and delivering a range of real-world hydrogen and power projects as well as helping shape the future growth of our hydrogen portfolio.
Examples of tasks you will be working on could include:
Engineering, strategic and techno-economic work
Involvement in Business Development and leading bids, with both private and public sector customers across a number of geographies
Team development, growing our capabilities, developing junior staff
Intra Ricardo business hydrogen team working, including lifecycle assessment, certification, heat, and transport.
Hydrogen production feasibility, concept, and owner’s consultant
Green hydrogen energy balance, supply, renewables
Local, national and supranational hydrogen (and related energy vector) policies and strategies
Decarbonisation of transport, industry and energy for private and public customers
Green hydrogen use cases, including transport, energy and feedstocks
The position would suit applicants with the following (essential requirements):
Knowledge of one or more hydrogen systems / technologies
Good knowledge of the wider hydrogen economy, global landscape and key potential users
Strong background in mechanical, electrical or process engineering
Strong communication skills with the ability to write for and present to different audiences
The ability to breakdown complex research questions, think creatively and solve novel problems
Strong project and people leadership skills
Desirable skills and experience
Fluency in English is essential, capability in French, Spanish, or Portuguese is desirable.
About you The successful candidate must be experienced in a technical role or as an engineer with a track record in hydrogen projects. You will take responsibility for delivering to the highest standards whether as project manager or technical expert.
We need an excellent communicator who can explain complex ideas. You will be confident in front of clients and your reports are clear and easy to read. You will work collaboratively with a wide range of experts from across the company and in partner organisations. You will be able to travel to sites in the UK and overseas when required.
You will be keen to further your career as well as mentor junior members of the team and we will help you develop in both technical and professional areas.
Note: we will be recruiting one candidate, based in the UK, the Netherlands, Spain, or in South Africa (Johannesburg only).
The team The Power Planning & Solutions team comprises a group of highly experienced professionals specialising in techno-economic, engineering and management consultancy services for the energy sector. We have an increasing portfolio of hydrogen projects and opportunities, covering high level strategy and more in-depth feasibility work in topics such as green hydrogen generation (and the associated need for renewables), hydrogen systems, and uses of hydrogen in transport and as a feedstock. This is a relatively new area, and already has a strong start with many projects already completed and underway.
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 are 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 will 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 to ensure an inclusive culture, 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.