Business Analyst

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Any Ricardo office globally

  • Closing Date
  • 30/09/2023

Job Description

Role: Business Analyst

Location: Shoreham-by-Sea, UK


Automotive and Industrial is one of Ricardo plc’s five operating business units and is a trusted global engineering services partner for clean and efficient integrated propulsion and energy systems. Our experience and history over more than 100 years at the forefront of mobility innovation enables us to deliver solutions to the most complex challenges, allowing our customers across all global transport sectors to achieve a sustainable zero-carbon future.



Our Business Analysts are involved in every phase of a consulting engagement, from pre-proposal research through to final implementation, working with a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and experienced RSC team. Our projects are typically 4-12 weeks in length, giving Strategic Consulting employees exposure to varied projects across several industry sectors.


Business Analysts at Ricardo are the core of a consulting team and deliver / lead substantial portions of the customer engagement, from pre-proposal research through to final project delivery


Key activities

Business Analyst

Collecting data from secondary sources and assisting the team in identifying new and unique information sources
Designing and executing qualitative and quantitative primary research
Translating data into meaningful insights and recommendations
Communicating findings to the consulting team and the client verbally, and in writing
Collaborating and developing relationships with colleagues from across RSC and wider Ricardo to facilitate joint projects
Supporting delivery of presentations to clients and workshop facilitation
Supporting senior leadership team in proposal development to meet client requirements, and business development activities within the team as required
Encouraging continuous improvement within the Technology Strategy team



Key accountabilities:

Technical or Engineering degree from a top-tier institution. Master’s degree is preferred; An MBA or other post-graduate degree is desirable
A passion for technology, you will have at least 2 years’ relevant industry experience
Ability to quickly understand a range of technical and strategic subjects, and to creatively combine to provide compelling insight.
Knowledge or experience in one of the following technology areas would be an advantage:

Battery and electric propulsion technology, Fuel cells, Hydrogen, Electrical / Electronic architecture

Experience of developing client relationships at an operational level on projects and tasks
Strong analytical skills and experience conducting in-depth data analysis. Experience of data science techniques would be an advantage
Self-starter with excellent organisation and time management skills able to structure own work and work independently
Ability to communicate complex ideas clearly, with excellent written and verbal presentation and communication skills in English
Excellent problem solving and stakeholder engagement skills
A resilient, pragmatic and determined outlook
Self-motivated, team-orientated and thrive on challenge
Flexibility to travel globally if required



Working 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 personalized 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

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 programs and policies that support individuals including flexible working, careers policy, mental health first aiders and readily available support through our extensive Employee Assistance program.


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 to ensure an inclusive culture, 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, if qualified, 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.