Founded in 1970, RPS is now part of Tetra Tech, a leading provider of consulting and engineering services worldwide.
Our experts define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. This is our Purpose.
Our PromiseMaking complex easy
Our Behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.
We work across twelve service clusters: project and program management, design and development, water services, environment, advisory and management consulting, exploration and development, planning and approvals, health, safety and risk, oceans and coastal, laboratories, training and communications, creative and digital services. These services are augmented by the wider global capabilities and expertise of the Tetra Tech business.
We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.
RPS was founded in 1970 by a passionate team of academics in Oxfordshire. They shared a dream of creating an environmental planning practice dedicated to making the world a better place.
RPS played a leading role in raising awareness on the importance of balance to protect the environment itself and the welfare of the people living in it.
Since then, we’ve grown organically and through planned acquisitions into a global business. In 2023 we joined Tetra Tech, adding our expertise to their global consulting and engineering services.
Our founders’ principles remain at our core and today, tomorrow and together our people continue to find unexpected answers to shape our environmental, social and economic landscapes.