Ricardo is a global engineering, strategic and environmental consultancy. They were founded by Sir Harry Ricardo in 1915 and still share his vision for maximising efficiency and eliminating waste.

Ricardo now employs over 2700 engineers, scientists and consultants around the world and it is the passion and expertise of these people which drives them forward and maintains their position of technical leadership.

Their specialist areas are:

  • Transport and Security
  • Energy
  • Scarce Resources and Waste


In the Transportation and Security industries they provide world class engineering and product development. They enable their customers to comply with global legislative requirements and their expertise spans industries from motor cycles through to large marine propulsion systems. They design and develop engines, transmissions, hybrid and electric systems, right through to complete vehicles. Their niche manufacturing and assembly capability delivers finished products to motorsport, aerospace, defence and other high performance industries.

In Energy they focus on low cost sustainability and engineer solutions for conventional and renewable power generation, energy storage and distribution.

Their Scarce Resource and Waste services deliver environmental consulting focused on air quality,
In the UK, Ricardo employs over 1,000 engineers across three technical centres. They are located on the South Coast near the small town of Shoreham by Sea in West Sussex, in the beautiful town of Royal Leamington Spa in Warwickshire and in the university town of Cambridge.


Ricardo provides their services and expertise to the following sectors:

  • Passenger Cars
  • High Performance Vehicles
  • Motorcycle & Personal Transport
  • Agricultural & Industrial Vehicles
  • Clean Energy & Power Generation
  • Defence
  • Commercial Vehicles
  • Marine
  • Rail
  • Government

Ricardo believes people are their most important asset and the basis for their success.

Their people – from the most specialised, highly-technical engineer or IT/software specialist to their 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 they face
  • The drive to excel in their current roles
  • The initiative to do what needs to be done to advance both themselves 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, your input will really be valued.


Known for their engagement and delivery at the cutting edge of engineering innovation, Ricardo is a place you can develop a career and call home. They can offer you a wide range of roles covering everything from engineering, design, consultancy to operations and manufacturing. More than that, they provide an opportunity for you to apply your skills across an extensive variety of different and exciting arenas.


They consider their teams to be the best in the business, with knowledge and skills that are often unique. They encourage all their staff to develop themselves and will provide you with a great opportunity to learn new skills and grow within their business. Working alongside their experts, they will help mentor you, while providing you with the opportunity to work at the cutting edge of engineering and technology.


About 50% of their 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.


For permanent staff, they 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 their open door policies, they facilitate the flow of information up and down the organisation. They also proud to be an equal opportunities employer.


Ricardo strives to hire the best and brightest. It is through the achievements of their employees that Ricardo finds success. They equip their employees with the tools to excel and in turn their employees propel us to the forefront.


Find out more about how Ricardo can help you develop your career on this video.

To apply for any of these positions please use the links below, or to find out more about working at Ricardo please contact us on +44 (0)1489 898 210 or via email auto@matchtech.com.

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