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Business Analyst / Consultant

  • Role Type
  • Permanent

  • Location
  • Shoreham-by-Sea

  • Closing Date
  • 30/11/2022

Job Description

Are you an experienced professional looking for the next stage of career development? Are you curious about the future of technology, engineering and business?

We are actively searching for a Business Analyst / Consultant to join the Technology Strategy team in Ricardo Strategic Consulting (RSC).

You will be involved in winning and delivering projects for our customers across the automotive, transport and power sector value chains, covering:

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?

Includes: technology roadmapping, adoption scenario modelling/forecasting, competitive benchmarking of products and technologies


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? What strategy will achieve our sustainability targets?

Includes: new product / technology strategy development, assessing market drivers/customer needs, futures research and scenario planning


Our Business Analysts and Consultants 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 RSC employees exposure to varied projects across several industry sectors.


The Role:

Business Analysts and Consultants 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

Our Business Analysts’ tasks include:

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



Our Consultants’ tasks include:


Taking responsibility for one or more project modules or for smaller projects the whole project with oversight from a Project Director
Structuring and managing the project process for the assigned modules or small project
Performing high value qualitative and quantitative research
Providing input into developing solutions to customer problems
Translating data into meaningful insights and recommendations
Synthesising conclusions into recommendations
Managing task delivery from Business Analysts
Working with senior team members to develop project proposals and advance client development initiatives
Working with senior team members to prepare and deliver high-impact presentations and facilitating client workshops
Collaborating and developing relationships with colleagues from across RSC and wider Ricardo to facilitate joint projects
Engage in overall RSC marketing activities by being active in authoring white papers, industry publications and presenting at market specific conferences



The role reflects Ricardo’s core values of 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:


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’ (for Business Analyst role) or 5 years’ (for Consultant role) 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