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Scenarios Business Analyst / Consultant

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Any Ricardo office globally

  • Closing Date
  • 31/07/2022

Job Description

The Scenarios Business Analyst / Consultant will support the development and delivery of Ricardo Strategic Consulting foresight practices and assets including global and focused regional scenarios, horizon scanning, sign-post activities, and scenario technology implications.

Reporting to the Scenarios Principal and working closely with Vice President RSC, Technology Strategy team and the broader RSC and Ricardo technical expert community, this role will support our global transport scenarios and foresight programme which aims to position RSC as a thought leader and raise our profile with our global client base.

We are looking for a passionate, motivated, technology conversant and enquiring individual who has excellent communication and research skills, and the ability to develop meaningful insight.

Focus of the role

In this role you will work with the Scenarios Principal to:

Support the delivery and refreshing of global / focused regional transport scenarios within agreed timelines

Support the production of relevant and timely insights based on the scenarios
Develop technology implications for the global scenarios working with the broader Ricardo technical community
Undertake regular horizon scanning and signpost monitoring activities
Act as an ambassador and internal champion for RSC’s foresight and scenarios activities and insights

To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:

Passion for technology and engineering, technically literate and extremely curious
Analytical and strategic thinker, you will have the ability to develop and present thought provoking insights
Engaging communicator with a high standard of written and spoken English
Self-starter with excellent organisation and time management skills able to structure own work and work independently
Innovative and accurate researcher, you will have the capability to seek out and distil information, drawing on diverse sources of information and data
Collaborator, you will work well with internal and external stakeholders
Creative and enquiring you will have the ability to bring new perspectives to your work, drawing out clear and useful insights
A resilient, pragmatic and determined outlook

Background and profile

Technical or Engineering degree from a top-tier institution. Master’s degree is preferred

An MBA or other post-graduate degree (PhD) is desirable
Technically conversant with some exposure to mobility / transport technology, and at least 2 years’ relevant industry experience
Ability to learn quickly
Existing knowledge/experience of scenario planning and foresight activities a bonus
Willingness to travel

About the Organisation

Ricardo is a global strategic, engineering, and environmental consultancy that specialises in the transport, energy and scarce resources sectors. Our work extends across a range of market sectors – including passenger cars, commercial vehicles, rail, defence, motorsport, energy and environment – and we are proud to possess a client list that includes transport operators, manufacturers, energy companies, financial institutions and government agencies.

We are successful because we combine business, product and process strategy with fundamental technical research and the implementation of large-scale new product development programs. Ricardo is able to take on the greatest challenges including business strategy and restructuring, process re-engineering, product design, development, engineering, testing and systems integration