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Senior/Principal Power Sector Specialist


Ricardo
Location: Guildford
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Engineering
Category: Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Jobs
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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.

The Energy Practice comprises a group of highly experienced professionals specialising in techno-economic and management consultancy services for the energy sector, with particular emphasis on the power sector, including least-cost investment planning, renewable energy, regulation and smart networks. Projects are split almost equally between the UK and overseas – the practice has undertaken assignments in nearly 100 countries. We have a broad range of clients, including multi-lateral lending agencies, governments, regulators, electricity companies, natural resources companies and private. In the UK the practice is involved in pioneering assignments working closely with distribution companies, universities and leading companies in the application of smart technology to improve the utilisation of electrical distribution systems. Our strength lies in our ability to combine strategic, financial/economic and technical advice as an integrated consultancy service to public and private sector clients.

Purpose:

We wish to grow and develop the skills and expertise of the Energy Practice within Ricardo Energy & Environment, in line with our plans for the development of the practice. Therefore, we are seeking a Senior /Principal Consultant with the ability and potential to drive and participate in this growth.

Key accountabilities:

Candidates will be responsible for managing and participating in network innovation projects. As Project Managers they will be responsible to the appropriate Business Area Manager, with the potential for further promotion, reporting directly to the Practice Director of the Energy Practice. Candidates would also be expected to contribute as team members to assignments led by others as appropriate.

It is also expected that candidates will play a key role in the preparation of winning proposals in their area of expertise.

Key competencies and experience:

* A Bachelors or Master’s degree within a relevant discipline, or equivalent qualification

Power Sector Specialists will have experience in projects, preferably across a range of different countries, in one or more of the following areas:

* Network innovation projects and funding mechanisms

* Deployment of smart solutions including the use of power electronics in distribution systems

* Regulation

* Power system control and operation

Previous consultancy experience is desirable

* There may be opportunities to travel overseas for short periods if desired.

Skills and behaviours:

* Strong track record of writing proposals and winning business

* Excellent communication and customer liaison skills

* Strong analytical skills

* Strong commercial focus

* Proactive networker

* The ability to work in a multi disciplinary team

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 career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.
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.

The Energy Practice comprises a group of highly experienced professionals specialising in techno-economic and management consultancy services for the energy sector, with particular emphasis on the power sector, including least-cost investment planning, renewable energy, regulation and smart networks. Projects are split almost equally between the UK and overseas – the practice has undertaken assignments in nearly 100 countries. We have a broad range of clients, including multi-lateral lending agencies, governments, regulators, electricity companies, natural resources companies and private. In the UK the practice is involved in pioneering assignments working closely with distribution companies, universities and leading companies in the application of smart technology to improve the utilisation of electrical distribution systems. Our strength lies in our ability to combine strategic, financial/economic and technical advice as an integrated consultancy service to public and private sector clients.

Purpose:

We wish to grow and develop the skills and expertise of the Energy Practice within Ricardo Energy & Environment, in line with our plans for the development of the practice. Therefore, we are seeking a Senior /Principal Consultant with the ability and potential to drive and participate in this growth.

Key accountabilities:

Candidates will be responsible for managing and participating in network innovation projects. As Project Managers they will be responsible to the appropriate Business Area Manager, with the potential for further promotion, reporting directly to the Practice Director of the Energy Practice. Candidates would also be expected to contribute as team members to assignments led by others as appropriate.

It is also expected that candidates will play a key role in the preparation of winning proposals in their area of expertise.

Key competencies and experience:

* A Bachelors or Master’s degree within a relevant discipline, or equivalent qualification

Power Sector Specialists will have experience in projects, preferably across a range of different countries, in one or more of the following areas:

* Network innovation projects and funding mechanisms

* Deployment of smart solutions including the use of power electronics in distribution systems

* Regulation

* Power system control and operation

Previous consultancy experience is desirable

* There may be opportunities to travel overseas for short periods if desired.

Skills and behaviours:

* Strong track record of writing proposals and winning business

* Excellent communication and customer liaison skills

* Strong analytical skills

* Strong commercial focus

* Proactive networker

* The ability to work in a multi disciplinary team

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 career to develop into a wide range of future opportunities within Ricardo Energy & Environment

In return for your commitment, drive and enthusiasm, we offer an attractive benefits package, a personal development plan, and the opportunity to make a difference in a challenging and rewarding field. Ricardo Energy & Environment is an equal opportunities employer.

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