Lewis Farrar: Analyst Consultant

Lewis Farrar: Analyst Consultant

Find out how Lewis views life as an Analyst Consultant at Ricardo. 


How would you describe a typical day here?

The bulk of my time revolves around two main programmes of work – auditing of the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive and working as a technical checker for the Combined Heat and Power Quality Assurance programme.

What is the biggest challenge?

Starting a new job working from home during a pandemic wasn’t easy – fortunately I am into the swing of things now. Having a strong network of like-minded individuals has helped me settle into the job quickly.

Why did you decide to become an Analyst Consultant?

Fresh out of studying a Master’s degree in Sustainable Energy Technologies, I was keen to secure a job in which I could get a taste of the energy sector in a holistic context – encompassing technological, policy and financial aspects.

What do you love about the job?

Being able to work on a variety of projects involving different low carbon technologies, whether that be heat pumps, bioenergy, district heating, geothermal heating, carbon capture or solar PV.

What do you love about the company?

Ricardo Energy & Environment is a small yet diverse company which works on projects in over 75 countries worldwide. Within REE there is a strong commitment towards sustainability - everyone in the business shares this core value and works tirelessly towards reaching the common goal whereby society lives in a sustainable fashion.

What makes a good Analyst Consultant?

A good team player - someone who is willing to get stuck in and help the business area wherever it is needed. A high attention to detail is also a particularly valuable skill to have.