Geotechnical Engineering

The greatest risk in any construction project lies in the most variable substance on the planet - the ground beneath our feet.

RPS’ specialist engineers and geologists spend their careers making sense of these conditions, to ensure that your project is delivered safely, economically, innovatively and on time.

Our staff work effectively as part of multidisciplinary teams; evolving to the changing needs of even the most technically challenging projects. With an integrated approach and strong commercial awareness, we provide practical solutions using established cost benefit and value engineering principles to meet our clients' requirements. From initial concept, through investigation and design, to construction and validation, RPS is a leading geotechnical consultancy in all fields.

Key Contacts

Pete Skinner

Pete Skinner   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

Pete has a wealth of geotechnical engineering experience in both consultancy and construction within the power & energy, buildings & infrastructure and water & environment market sectors. He has wide ranging expertise in site investigation and design for ground improvement, earthworks, slope stability, shallow and deep foundations and retaining structures.

Jason Tose

Jason Tose   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

Jason has over 25 years’ technical and project management experience in ground assessment across all major sectors including geotechnical engineering, hazard mapping, the integration of contaminated land assessments, gas risk, subsequent remediation and CQA validation. Programme, cost and risk management feature strongly in delivery.

Richard Chalmers

Richard Chalmers   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

Richard has over 35 years’ professional experience in consultancy in the UK. He has extensive experience of managing and directing environmental and ground condition investigation and assessment services across the UK. His personal experience includes mineral risk assessments and providing Expert Witness support.

Cian McGuinness

Cian McGuinness   |   Technical Director   |   Send Email

Cian manages the geotechnical design team in Ireland. He has extensive experience of providing a wide range of geotechnical design services. He has strong personal experience of designing highway related infrastructure.