Associate Director (Water Resources)

Ricardo Energy & Environment
United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Job Description

Salary: Up to £70,000 depending on experience

If you are familiar with the Environmental Sector, then chances are you have heard of us. We are one of only a few consultancies that can provide the comprehensive range of services that we do, with many of our teams being world leading experts, nationally and internationally in what they do. We are extremely proud of what we do - we help our clients solve some of the world’s most complex environmental challenges and provide governments, public agencies and businesses with leading analysis, advice and data.

What sets us apart is our people. You will work with an exceptional team of talented, dedicated and supportive individuals. In a recent survey 93% of employees felt that collectively, everybody was committed to producing quality work. Our values include innovation, integrity, passion and respect and our employees demonstrate these every day.

We care about our staff and take pride in our wellbeing programmes and policies that support individuals. These include flexible working, carers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance Programme.

The Role:

Our positive reputation in the Water Industry has seen our Water Team win a large quantity of environment-related frameworks for water companies across England and Wales. Therefore, we are seeking to appoint an Associate Director to further strengthen our expertise in Water Resources Management. We have an enviable reputation and have secured multi-year frameworks to provide services in the UK water sector and have a 25 year record of delivering the strategic planning around water resources and the associated environmental services.

We are looking for an experienced Consultant who has a strong understanding of the links between Hydrology, Ecology and Water Resource Planning. You will direct and provide technical input for a wide range of Water Resource Management and Drought Management plans across the UK water sector.

You will have the confidence to work at senior levels across the water sector and the gravitas and demonstrated experience to manage the interface with regulators, utilizing your technical knowledge.

You will be able to provide the technical and people leadership skills to maintain and build on our position as the recognised experts in water resource management, coaching and mentoring other technical specialists in the team.

About you:

You will have experience working within a Water Consultancy and working directly with UK water companies. A detailed understanding of UK Water Policy and legislation and Water Resources Management is also required.

You will understand technically how Environmental Appraisals support best environmental and customer outcomes and related water resources planning outcomes and will be able to identify risks and opportunities. You will also have experience of leading complex water resource projects and will have regulatory and stakeholder management experience.

You will have a degree in a relevant environmentally based subject and ideally a related post-graduate qualification. Learning and Development of our employees is important to us, therefore we offer all employees a personal Learning and Development plan, this includes supporting you work toward or maintaining chartered status or membership to a relevant professional body.

You will have a clean driving license and excellent team working and communication skills, plus the ability to manage and prioritise workload. 

Your networking skills will be important to interface with the different disciplines within the Ricardo team and identify how our wider technical skills in agriculture,  renewable energy and net zero can be applied to the water sector clients that we serve.

Working here:

This is an exciting and rewarding place to work, with the opportunity to make a difference. 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.

We have an ambitious diversity, equality and inclusion approach.

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.

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