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Project Management

The RPS Project Management process ensures the efficient flow of any project from beginning to end in terms mainly of Safety, Quality, Time and Cost Control.

Our unique integrated approach of bringing Planning, Environmental, Engineering and Communications skills to a project marks us out from our competitors nationally and internationally. Project Management in RPS is the managed delivery of every project to the client brief, focused on meeting the key purpose and objectives of the client including the safety, technical quality, cost, time, stakeholder interfaces and sustainability objectives.

Many of the RPS staff are Project Management Professional (PMP PMI) and PRINCE2 accredited. Our Programme and Project Managers have a proven track record of developing a wide range of projects from start to completion. Our experience includes projects across a broad range of disciplines. With decades of experience, we have managed many multidisciplinary projects for public and private clients on values up to and exceeding €500m.

As Project Managers we implement the most up-to-date project management techniques in:

Safety Management

Scope Management

Time & Resource Management

Value Engineering

Quality Management

Managing Risk

Stakeholder Engagement

Procurement Management

Construction Management

Contract Administration

Green Procurement

Technical Advisor Services

Client Representative Role

Risk Management

Case Studies

Clareville Water Treatment Plant

Clareville Water Treatment Plant

Limerick County Council

Clareville is Limerick City’s water treatment plant and is located on the banks of the River Shannon.

RPS, as part of a joint venture, was appointed as Client’s Representative for the final stage of the development of the plant – a DBO Contract to upgrade the plant from 50 Ml/d capacity to 115 Ml/d capacity.

This project has now been developed to provide an ultra-modern treatment plant capable of supplying the Limerick Region for the next 20 years under a DBO contract with Veolia Water Ireland. RPS has also overseen major development of the region’s supply network, developed the water conservation plan, overseen district metering, non domestic metering, lead services replacement pilot scheme and operator training on leak detection, GIS and modeling tools.

Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline

Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline

Shell E & P Ireland Ltd.

Project management services for route selection, EIS, planning applications and detailed civil design of the Corrib Onshore Pipeline.

RPS was appointed by SEPIL in January 2007 to find a modified route for the Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline. This challenging project has required the management of a diverse range of specialist expertise to produce major deliverables within extremely demanding timelines.

Among the major deliverables completed on programme were:

Alternative Pipeline Corridor / Route Reports

Environmental Impact Statements

Statutory Applications and management of the logistics of these

‘For Construction’ detailed design packages for issue to construction contractor


RPS is very familiar with the requirements of large infrastructure projects from planning stage through to construction and operation. On the Corrib Onshore Pipeline project, RPS has proven its ability to complete complex deliverables to a very high standard and within very tight timelines. The project was completed in December 2015. The Corrib Onshore Gas Pipeline won the Engineers Ireland Outstanding Project of the Year Award in 2016.

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Extension

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Extension

Dublin Airport Authority

Dublin, Ireland

RPS provided structural engineering design and project management services for the €55m extension of Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport.

The 7,500m² airside Terminal 1 Extension was designed to improve passenger circulation space and comfort in the terminal areas consisting of arrivals & departures facilities over two levels, and ancillary support accommodation including additional check-in areas with baggage facilities, retail and restaurant/bars on the mezzanine level.

The structure above ground level is suspended so that the apron area below the building is retained for use by ground handlers and other services. RPS was responsible for structural engineering works for the outline design of the 1,100 tonne structural steel frame supported on 30 concrete column foundations, the engineering for the fritted glazed façade and the utility services diversions and reinstatement for the airside compound. Our structural engineers acted as technical reviewer, contract administrator and site supervisor for the construction phase of the project.

Dublin Waste to Energy

Dublin Waste to Energy

Dublin City Council

Client Representative for the Dublin Waste to Energy PPP project, providing project management and technical advice.

The objective was to determine the optimum procurement route and procure a thermal treatment plant in the Dublin Region utilising the most up to date technology.

Our role on this project included site selection; managing the entire process through to construction; managing input and baseline monitoring for the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS); managing the planning and licensing process including Oral Hearings for planning permissions and waste licence; foreshore and CER licence applications.

The project was stalled during a political hiatus 2009 – 2011. This was followed by environmental and commercial objections to the EU Commission on State Aid and Procurement. These were all rejected by the Commission following detailed submissions led by RPS.

Once cleared by the EU Commission, a Value for Money (VFM) Certificate was issued by the National Development Finance Agency. The four Dublin Local Authority CEOs then approved the revised Project Agreement with Covanta on September 19th 2014. Construction commenced thereafter and the plant is expected to be commissioned by 2017.

Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector

Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

RPS developed Green Procurement Guidance for the public sector in the Republic of Ireland.

In 2014, RPS worked with Achilles Procurement Services to produce a guidance document for the Environmental Protection Agency.

The European Commission has proposed an initial target of 50% of all public tenders within the EU to include core green criteria. The development of this Green Procurement Guidance for the Public Sector will assist the Irish public sector to overcome barriers to green public procurement and implement best practices in this regard.

The guidance provides:

Definitions and examples of core and comprehensive criteria

Standard clauses for use in public sector green tender documents

Comprehensive procedures on the implementation of award criteria for green tenders

Limerick Tunnel

Limerick Tunnel

Limerick County Council & National Roads Authority

The 675m tunnel under the River Shannon is one of the largest and most complex infrastructural projects ever undertaken in Mid-West Ireland.

RPS, in a joint venture with COWI, has fulfilled the role of Project Consultant since 1999 and has worked with its JV partner, Limerick County Council and the National Roads Authority (NRA) on delivering this key piece of infrastructure that forms a critical link in the Government’s proposed Atlantic Corridor on the west coast of the country. Prior to 2004, RPS led and project managed the JV team for the route selection, preliminary design and Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) phases leading to the granting of permission by An Bord Pleanála. Since 2004, RPS has been responsible for providing technical advice and assistance to the NRA for the tender phase and provided technical advice, design review and contract monitoring services during the construction phase of the project.

Water Supply Project - Dublin Region

Water Supply Project - Dublin Region

Dublin City Council

The current studies, in relation to the long-term water supply needs of the Dublin Region, have been underway since 2004.

Over the intervening period, two phases of formal public consultation have taken place (2006 & 2008/09) under the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) process, regarding potential new source options for meeting long-term water supply needs.

The (2008) draft Plan and Environmental Reports, involving 10 potential new water supply options, were tabled for public consultation under the SEA process from November 2008 to Feb / March 2009. Consultations with stakeholders during this period were extensive and feedback from the process has now been incorporated, as appropriate, into the current recommendations.