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Careers in our UK Rail team

Technical expertise

We provide specialist advice and services aimed squarely at improving the safety, quality and performance of railways in the UK and further afield.

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The cornerstone of our success is the diversity of professional backgrounds, technical disciplines and personal outlooks throughout our UK team. 

Working alongside colleagues with a deep knowledge of the UK railway are those attracted from fields such as government, academia and science who bring fresh insights and practices. Binding us together is the freedom to provide clients advice and support they can trust. We're a home for professionals who want to see things done properly.

With new projects starting all the time, we always want to talk to talented individuals from the rail sector - or specialists who honed their skills in other sectors - to discuss how they can help us complete some of our most complex assignments.

As a close-knit, purpose-driven team, we’re committed to your wellbeing and enabling you to work in ways that will help you thrive.

Competitive rewards and flexible arrangements

  • With hybrid and flexible working practices, and a range of benefits, we support work-life balance as well as your physical and mental wellbeing.
  • We offer competitive reward packages, with recognition for achieving outcomes and high performance.
  • We support membership of professional bodies, engagement with rail industry groups, and the pursuit of individual external qualifications
  • All staff take part in an annual development review that sets out medium and long-term development goals, with training tailored to your own objectives.

A diverse and supportive community

  • We are diverse thinkers and doers who embrace new ways of working
  • We want colleagues to thrive in an inclusive culture, where everyone’s voice is valued and you are encouraged to be your authentic self
  • As part of the Ricardo group, we can offer all the benefits you would expect of a global organisation, but without the impersonal feel a large multi-national conglomerate.
  • Take part in Ricardo's professional communities and forums, discussing issues ranging from data security to innovations in Formula 1 season, or the protection of local habitats.

Our people

What our colleagues say

Louise Walker, (MCIEHF C.ErgHF) - Senior Human Factors Consultant

"My job has involved applying Human Factors principles, skills, tools and best practice to a variety of industries, as a result of which I have gained chartered Human Factors status."

Niki Mok, MSc BEng MIET - Consultant

"Ricardo was so generous in sponsoring my MSc Railway Systems Engineering and Integration at University of Birmingham in which I have gained an all-round understanding of the complexity of the railway system".

Stuart Gough - Business Strategy & Growth Director

"I believed in Ricardo’s strategy and being part of that journey has been incredibly rewarding. The team give you every opportunity to take on new challenges and progress your career – be that in a role within your country of residence or globally".  

Cherrelle Johns - Project Manager

"Returning back to work after 10 months Maternity Leave has been a very easy transition. Ricardo made me feel like my return could be lead by myself and in turn I didn’t feel pressure to take on too much too soon". 

Our projects

The work we do


Elizabeth Line

We performed essential assurance roles through to the route's opening in 2022


Edinburgh Trams Energy Efficiency

Our DriveSmart service enables the operator to apply proven energy-efficient practices


Cyber Security

We delivered a detailed, high-level risk-based assessment of Alstom's Aventra vehicle platform.

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Toronto rail upgrade

We are the safety assessors for the expansion and renewal of Toronto's integrated rail system

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