Graduate Engineering / Science R&D Consultant

An exciting opportunity to work within EY’s Innovation Incentives team based in London.

EY’s Innovation Incentives team is a specialist team made up of scientist and engineers as well as tax and accounting professionals. Serving a variety of clients from owner managed businesses to multinational groups, we support companies in claiming the R&D tax credits and applying for cash grants which were introduced by the government to encourage UK companies to invest in innovation.

The successful candidate will get the opportunity to work as part of the wider Business Tax Advisory group of EY, in a diverse team of highly successful tax and industry specialists.

You will be required to work closely with senior and lead engineers of our clients across the relevant engineering sectors and will be responsible for analysing scientific and technological aspects of their R&D projects. You will play an active role in developing technical reports of clients’ projects and taking part in extensive client communication.

As well as working directly with existing clients, you will also be offered the chance to support business development opportunities and cross-sector engineering claims.

The opportunity

This opportunity is ideal for an engineer (with industry experience) wishing to use their engineering knowledge in a creative and analytical way and looking for an opportunity to take a leading role with clients. This role will require you to work in close collaboration within a team-based and consultancy environment. It will also require you to have strong technical knowledge, technical report writing skills, interpersonal and communication skills, project management skills and client relationship-building abilities.

Your key responsibilities

  • Leading or working as an effective member of a project team, exhibiting strong communication skills and be able to work collaboratively with other team members of different skill sets
  • Writing compelling technical project reports to bring out the key technical factors of client projects to support R&D tax claims
  • Interaction with clients’ senior technical and engineering staff in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of the projects undertaken and identify how aspects of projects meet the R&D Guidelines
  • Application of advanced problem-solving skills and critical thinking
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