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Business Analyst

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 30/04/2021

Job Description

The Background:

Are you curious about the future of technology, engineering and business?

Can you not only dig into the figures and understand technical detail, but also build an engaging story around your findings?

If so, this could be the role for you. We are actively searching for a Business Analyst with a scientific, technical or engineering background to support the growth of the Technology Strategy team in Ricardo Strategic Consulting and its suite of services, for example:

Technology and market studies. These studies combine quantitative and qualitative analysis to answer a range of questions: How will the technologies develop in the next few years? What are the leading products and technologies in the market? What technologies do we need to achieve our future targets? Who are the most important companies?
Strategic analysis. We also help our customers plan for the future: What will shape future markets? How will technologies, products and services develop over the coming decades? What should our strategic roadmap look like?


Our customers include public & private organisations across automotive, transportation, fuels & lubricants, and energy. And you can expect to work directly with them, on a wide variety of projects.


The Role:

Collaborating closely with the growing team of engineers, your role will be to support delivery of technology strategy studies.  Your tasks will include:

Delivering projects for our customers both independently and within a larger team, with a focus on time, quality and cost of delivery
Collaborating and developing relationships with colleagues from across RSC and wider Ricardo to facilitate joint projects
Supporting proposal development to meet client requirements, and business development activities within the team
Encouraging continuous improvement within the Technology Strategy team
Supporting delivery of presentations to clients and workshop facilitation









The role reflects Ricardo’s core values: Respect, Passion, Integrity, and Innovation. You will be a highly competent self-starter with an appreciation of a broad range of current and future technologies and an interest in commercial and business aspects:


A passion for technology and engineering: Technically literate and extremely curious, you will have some exposure to vehicle and engine technology, and at least 2 years’ relevant industry experience
An innovative and accurate researcher, you will have the capability to seek out and distil information, drawing on diverse sources of information and data
An analytical and strategic thinker, you will have the ability to develop and present balanced, conclusions to stakeholders
An excellent communicator with a high standard of written and spoken English
Creative and enquiring, you will have the ability to simplify and resolve complex questions, providing clear and useful insights for our clients
Creative and enquiring you will have the ability to bring new perspectives to your work
A collaborator, you will work well with internal and external stakeholders
Degree qualified in a relevant scientific, technical or engineering subject
Well organised, with the ability to plan and deliver tasks independently
A resilient, pragmatic and determined outlook
Flexibility to travel globally if required


To read more about some of our team’s work, please see the articles ‘Electric Future’ and ‘Making Sense out of Uncertainty’ in Ricardo Quarterly publication.