Ricardo is a global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy. We were founded by Sir Harry Ricardo in 1915 and still share his vision for maximising efficiency and eliminating waste.
Ricardo employs over 2000 engineers, scientists and consultants around the world and it is the passion and expertise of these people which drives us forward and maintains our position of technical leadership. Our specialist areas are:
• Transport and Security
• Scarce Resources and Waste
In the Transportation and Security industries we provide world class engineering and product development. We enable our customers to comply with global legislative requirements and our expertise spans industries from motor cycles through to large marine propulsion systems. We design and develop engines, transmissions, hybrid and electric systems, right through to complete vehicles. Our niche manufacturing and assembly capability delivers finished products to motorsport, aerospace, defence and other high performance industries.
In Energy we focus on low cost sustainability and engineer solutions for conventional and renewable power generation, energy storage and distribution.
Our Scarce Resource and Waste services deliver environmental consulting focused on air quality, chemical risk, climate change, resource efficiency, water and waste management.
In the UK, Ricardo employs over 1000 engineers across three technical centres. They are located on the South Coast near the small town of Shoreham by Sea in West Sussex, the beautiful town of Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire and the university town of Cambridge.
Examples of sectors in to which we provide our services and expertise include:
• Passenger Cars
• High Performance Vehicles
• Motorcycle & Personal Transport
• Agricultural & Industrial Vehicles
• Clean Energy & Power Generation
• Commercial Vehicles
What Ricardo can offer you
At Ricardo, people are our most important asset. Our employees are the basis for our success. Our people – from the most specialised, highly-technical engineer or IT/software specialist to our well-qualified, non-technical specialists in human resources, accounting and related administrative fields – all have things in common: talent, drive, initiative, creativity and dedication.
•The talent needed to create innovative solutions to the challenges we face
•The drive to excel in our current roles
•The initiative to do what needs to be done to advance both ourselves and Ricardo
•The creativity to try something new and to challenge current thinking
•The dedication to be the best and to work for the best
Whether you come to work with Ricardo as a permanent member of the team or as an interim contractor, we really do value your input.
Known for our engagement and delivery at the cutting edge of engineering innovation, Ricardo is a place you can develop a career and call home. We can offer you a wide range of roles covering everything from engineering, design, consultancy to operations and manufacturing. More than that, we provide an opportunity for you to apply your skills across an extensive variety of different and exciting arenas.
We consider our teams to be the best in the business, with knowledge and skills that are often unique. We encourage all our staff to develop themselves and will provide you with a great opportunity to learn new skills and grow within our business. Working alongside our experts, we will help mentor you, while providing you with the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of engineering and technology.
About 50% of our staff are based overseas in countries such as the USA, China and Germany, offering many opportunities for global travel and the chance to work on a diverse range of cutting edge projects for a global client base in a wide variety of engineering sectors.
We offer a competitive benefits package, flexible work options and both local and global career development opportunities. Ricardo evaluates employees to ensure that appropriate training and support is offered and to give each person the opportunity to create a career of which they can be proud. Through our open door policies, we facilitate the flow of information up and down the organisation. We also pride ourselves as an equal opportunities employer.
We strive to hire the best and brightest. It is through the achievements of our employees that Ricardo finds success. We equip our employees with the tools to excel and in turn our employees propel us to the forefront.
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