Ricardo is hiring a
Role: Solutions Architect
Location: UK Flexible
Role ID: 2023-1801
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.
Our Digital Services team work in collaboration with Ricardo’s wide range of internationally recognised environmental experts and scientists across key environmental sectors, creating new and innovative solutions to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges. With some exciting growth plans you’ll be joining the digital services team with opportunities to work on a wide variety of digital projects and technically challenging work both nationally and internationally.
To successfully align IT solutions with business objectives, our solutions architect must have strong leadership and communication skills, as well as both technical and business knowledge. As a solutions architect, you will need to understand the business side of the organisation to decide how to formulate the right IT solution that will fit our clients’ goals. Your leadership skills will be important for steering the overall process of identifying key business objectives and determining the requirements for each solution. You'll be client-facing and build an understanding of requirements to drive customer satisfaction and set proper expectations for the end-product.
As a solutions architect within our team, you’ll work across each of our environmental business sectors producing architectural solutions that meet and support some of the world’s most complex environmental system challenges. You’ll provide concept solutions within a business development context as well as for bid proposals. You’ll also be competent supporting our business consultants by providing a broad range of technical and strategic inputs whilst playing an important technical leadership role for the business.
Overall, the successful candidate will be responsible for the software development architecture, high-level technical design and overall technical leadership for our propositions. The role is both a pre-sales role and a delivery role, as such the successful individual will be providing the knowledge and governance to ensure that the delivery of Ricardo EE software is optimised and suitable to meet the needs of our clients.
You'll also adept in a range of peripheral skills that support your well rounded capability including:
Duties and Responsibilities
Other desirable technical skills/ background:
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.