Role: Senior Economist - Environmental Policy Location:UK Flexible, London, Manchester, Harwell, Bristol, MadridRole ID: 2022-1664 Our vision is to create a safe and sustainable worldRicardo 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 Economist to join our Evidence and Policy team. Key competencies and experienceQualified to at least Master's degree level in economics. Studies could be a combination of economics with related subject, including: engineering and science and/or environment with a significant focus on economicsAt least 5 years of relevant experience within consultancy, government, research or industryAn understanding of environmental issues, and national/EU/international policy, gained during studies or work experienceThe capacity and interest to work flexibly across a range of thematic areas and projects simultaneously and successfully juggle multiple competing prioritiesHighly numerate, with a track record in carrying out complex quantitative analysisDemonstrable experience in some of the followingEconomic theory and policy cycle (ex ante impact assessment of policies and regulations; policy development and implementation, ex post evaluation of policies and programmes) Tools and methods: economic and/or financial modelling, data collection, validation and analysis, qualitative economic analysis, multi-criteria analysis Can effectively lead key tasks, setting technical direction and effectively delegating to draw in resources to deliver work effectively and efficientlyFluency in English (and Spanish if based in Spain) and excellent report writing skillsSkills and behaviours demonstrate a passion for the drive to create a more sustainable world, and a clear motivation to work for Ricardo and align with its valuesenjoy solving complex analytical problems that feature economic analysisdemonstrate exceptional critical thinking and creative problem-solving skillshave excellent communication skills, both written and oralcome to work with flexibility, resilience and enthusiasmbe accurate and attentive to detailbe an effective and proactive team worker Desirable Previous experience in leading or working on proposals and projects for international organisations and/or European Commission and/or national governmentsProject management experienceUnderstanding of and track record in how to write winning proposalsProficiency in using statistical or mathematical softwareUnderstanding of structural economic modelling, Input - Output analysis, international trade theory, experience with optimization, e.g. General Algebraic Modelling, would be of interest.Experience and knowledge of nature-based solutions policy agenda, and the application of economics in this context. In particular, the estimation and monetisation of benefits (e.g. environmental, social, economic) of nature based solutions.Fluency in other European languagesWorking 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. Benefits 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.