Renewables jobs: Deliver projects that matter with RPS

RPS is keeping pace with a rapidly developing renewables industry. We have several opportunities for talented consultants to join our team. So why not take a look, tell us where you'd like to work, and we'll help you get there.

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Do valuable, meaningful work

We know that the world needs to deploy many more renewables projects and that accelerating the rate of development is vital. However, as this happens, there’ll be challenges – and one of them is making sure that these projects are developed responsibly.

Renewable energy focussed careers at RPS give you the opportunity to get involved in the drive for net-zero. That means direct involvement in developing onshore and offshore renewable energy projects, but also in ensuring they’re developed in a sustainable, responsible way. And this isn’t just limited to senior roles – it’s a part of the job for every level.

Why join RPS

Diverse expertise

In a nutshell, RPS is a rounded service provider with a real depth of technical expertise. Because we have diverse professions within our team, you can interact with different specialisms in-house. We have project managers, specialist advisors,  planners, environmental specialists, engineers, marine and terrestrial ecologists, visual impact specialists, ornithologists, UXO specialists – the list goes on.

Work in multiple markets

You’ll also have the chance to work on projects both local and international. You won’t be confined to a single market and you can be based in a location of your choosing. You’ll be a part of developing new markets and you’ll help to transfer vital knowledge and skills around the world.

Great clients, dynamic strategy

We’re working on important projects for some great clients, and we’re excited about what the future holds for renewables. And that’s backed up by a dynamic and well-supported renewables strategy across RPS.

Open vacancies - your options

Are you ready to make a positive impact in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world? Do you want to work on projects that matter to create a sustainable future for our communities and the environment? We want you on our team.

Global roles

Principal Consultant ESIA

RPS is recruiting a Principal Consultant ESIA. The Principal Consultant will work closely with our local ESIA teams on client projects to deliver ESIAs to international standards in emerging markets such as Asia, Africa and South America, predominantly for Offshore Wind but also in Energy Transition and O&G.

The Principal Consultant specialises in the management and preparation of ESIAs to IFC PS. The role provides ESIA support to clients to ensure project objectives are met. 

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Senior Consultant ESIA

RPS is recruiting a Senior Consultant ESIA who will support the Principal Consultant and will work closely with our local ESIA teams on client projects to deliver ESIAs to international standards in emerging markets such as Asia, Africa, and South America, predominantly for Offshore Wind but also in Energy Transition and O&G.     

The Senior Consultant specialises in the management and preparation of ESIAs to IFC PS. The role provides ESIA support to clients to ensure project objectives are met. 

APPLY HERE

Global Offshore Ornithology Lead

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and ambitious specialist to lead offshore ornithology inputs on a wide variety of high-profile offshore projects in the UK, Ireland and elsewhere (globally). With an enviable client list, and the highest calibre multi-disciplinary back up team, we are able to offer unparalleled opportunities to apply your talents and truly develop your career.

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Across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe

Senior Consultant Commercial Fisheries

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and ambitious Principal or Senior Consultant (Fisheries) to join our deeply experienced, multi-disciplinary Marine Consents and Environment team.

With an enviable client list, and the highest calibre back up team, we can offer unparalleled opportunities to apply your talents and truly develop your career.

APPLY HERE

Offshore Wind EIA Consultants

The Marine Consents and Environment team at RPS is expanding and we have opportunities at all levels of experience for talented and passionate Offshore Wind EIA Consultants.  The openings are suitable for EIA Consultants who already have professional experience at Consultant, Senior Consultant, Principal Consultant or Associate Director level. 

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Senior Consultant EIA

RPS is looking for Senior EIA consultants to join us to be based at either Abingdon, Manchester or Edinburgh.  We are working on some of the most exciting Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects in the UK and internationally, including large scale energy projects – think GW rather than MW! This includes solar, offshore wind, international interconnector and energy storage projects.  

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Principal Ornithologist

The position’s technical focus is ornithology services for infrastructure projects, including renewable energy, coastal developments, road, forestry and marine developments. This is a client facing role and you’ll benefit from an exciting and diverse workload, delivering high quality support for private and public-sector clients across Scotland, England and Wales.

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Senior Ornithologist

RPS is looking for an experienced and commercially minded Senior Ornithologist to join our highly respected Ecology Team. Our work covers onshore and offshore projects and we are particularly interested to hear from ornithologists based in Scotland, or those with particular experience in renewable energy project delivery. 

APPLY HERE

Scotland Marine Ecologists and EIA Consultants

The Marine Consents and Environment team at RPS is expanding and we have opportunities at all levels of experience for talented and passionate Marine Ecologists and EIA specialists.

RPS has an ambitious plan to expand our support to the global renewables sector and offshore renewable energy is a key focus area to realise this ambition. We are particularly focusing on expanding our team in Scotland - any location within Scotland is suitable as Remote working will be considered.

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Senior / Principal Marine Ecologists and EIA Consultants

RPS supports clients through the consenting process for major energy infrastructure projects. With the new offshore wind leasing rounds to be consented across the early 2020’s, there is plenty of work to be done. 

We are looking for Senior Specialists across our UK offices to assist the leadership team and Directors in developing and growing the team and guiding and nurturing our current staff. We are also open to full time or part time working arrangements.

APPLY HERE

Across Australia and Asia

Senior Marine Consultant, Offshore Approvals - Australia

Are you ready to join us and be part of the growth of the renewables sector in Australia?

If so, we have an opportunity for a talented and passionate Senior Marine Consultant – Offshore Approvals to join our deeply experienced, multi-disciplinary Place & Environment team in Perth.

As a Senior Marine Consultant you will be supporting the delivery of large-scale marine and coastal infrastructure projects across Australia Asia Pacific.

APPLY HERE

Head of Environment - South Korea

We welcome applications for an experienced Head of Environment to join the RPS team based in Seoul, South Korea.

This role is a tremendous opportunity to lead and grow a talented team in the delivery of complex offshore and onshore infrastructure development projects across South Korea and the wider Asia markets, with a focus on the offshore wind sector.

Are you excited about the opportunity to support South Korea’s ambitious energy transition plans? We want you on our team.

APPLY HERE

Environmental Consultant - South Korea

We welcome applications for Environmental Consultants to join the RPS team based in the heart of Seoul, South Korea.

This role offers an exciting opportunity to provide important technical support in the delivery of some of Koreas early offshore renewable energy projects, including Equinor’s Firefly project.

 Are you interested in growing your career with a dynamic, growing business? We want you on our team.

APPLY HERE

Project Manager Renewables

RPS is seeking a qualified and experienced client-side Project Manager to join our team based in Melbourne on a permanent basis, to assist in planning and delivering projects across the renewables sector.

You will enjoy working with RPS if you are committed to a role in Project Management which offers you scope, autonomy, challenge, collaboration and a place at the front line on projects.

APPLY HERE

Meet our team in Korea...

RPS is a great place to do great work. No day is the same and our people are integrally involved in defining our culture, behaviours and success. Working together, we challenge each other and seize opportunities to learn and grow, both professionally and personally. You can too.

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Across North America

Senior Consultant - Coastal Modeling

We're seeking a motivated individual with consulting experience in coastal processes, offshore energy (wind), and climate resilience to join us in a blended role focused on technical consulting, business development, and project management. 

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Marine Environmental Permitting Specialist - Scientist III

RPS has openings for environmental permitting specialists with experience permitting projects in ocean and coastal environments. We are seeking motivated individuals with a background and experience in federal and/or state permitting processes to support and assist with environmental impact assessment and permitting for renewable energy facilities and other offshore development projects.

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Physical Oceanographer

The MetOcean Division of RPS has an opportunity for a highly motivated individual to join our team as an Oceanographer.  We are seeking a self-starting individual with a positive attitude experienced in large scale physical oceanographic studies both in the US and abroad.  The optimal candidate will have a minimum of 4 years of experience in planning, mobilizing, and overseeing large scale physical oceanographic studies in a commercial environment.  

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Protected Species Observer

RPS is the leading PSO (Protected Species Observer) provider globally, since 2003.  As a PSO, you will gain knowledge in the energy industry, while protecting the oceans many protected species. RPS provides industry leading PSO training created by the expertise of certified instructors, experienced PSO’s, degreed biologists, educators, and regulatory agencies. 

APPLY HERE

Expressions of interest

If your perfect role isn't currently available, we are very happy to receive your CV with a cover letter describing what you are looking for and how we can support you to achieve your ambitions. 

We will review and respond to your submission as soon as possible.

SUBMIT HERE

Join the RPS renewables team

2021 was a fantastic year of progress and growth for RPS Renewables. As the year drew to a close, the renewables Leadership Team thanked our people for their support and shared some collective successes.

With billions per annum planned investment across the renewables sector, we look forward to seeing what we will achieve in 2022.

Please enjoy this short video and make sure you stick around to the end, it’s worth it!

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Projects that matter

In our major markets of Europe, the Americas and Asia Pacific, we are delivering some offshore wind firsts - 'Star of the South', Australia; bp and ENBW's 'Project Elizabeth', UK; and Equinor's Project 'Firefly', South Korea.

Join our team today and you could be too!

Jon's story

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How was your onboarding experience at RPS?

Onboarding was efficient and easy. All of my questions were answered and everything was very straightforward. My line manager has been readily available and approachable, and so have my planning and environment colleagues.

From the outset, I have also been involved in leading a number of bids for new projects. This has allowed me to better get to know who does what, and what services and skills we have to offer. The weekly updates and news from the senior directors have also been very helpful in understanding the wider business picture and strategy at RPS.

Some processes and terminology have taken a little while to pick up but I have been well supported and made very welcome. The flexible working arrangements available at RPS are also really helpful.

What solar projects have you been involved in?

From the first week I have been involved in supporting live solar projects, and in preparing bids for solar work – a number of which have already been successful.

The solar work includes Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs) as well as those progressed under the Town & Country Planning Act. It’s great to be involved with this scale of renewable work.

I have supported Development Consent Order (DCO) projects before, and I have also led solar development projects, but this is my first experience of the two being combined. The projects are ambitious in scale, and I am excited to be working on them.

What experiences have you had at RPS so far to provide sustainable solutions for client projects?

I have been able to make meaningful contributions to a number of project designs and strategies, including solar, energy from waste, housing development and energy storage.

In bidding for, and winning, new work I have also been able to demonstrate to clients that the integrated and multi-disciplinary services we offer are able to make a positive and pragmatic contribution to their requirements, and that sustainable solutions and making complex easy are key to our approach.

How do your colleagues support greater collaboration?

There is a strong network of experienced development planners and environmental specialists at RPS, and a good level of resource to support the workload.

The level of communication across the team is strong, with people sharing information and issues, and asking questions. We are all able to contribute and help develop the more junior staff – and the dialogue is not hierarchical. We actively come together at regular points, as a team, and share ideas and opportunities, as well as discussing resources and deadlines. We have also been able to socialise on a number of occasions over the past three months, which is great for building team spirit, understanding and collaboration.

I have also been involved with the solar marketing campaign. It’s been brilliant to be able to contribute to the way we promote ourselves and develop relationships with existing and potential clients.

Looking back over your first 100 days, what has been the highlight?

I feel valued, and the team environment is exactly what I was hoping for. The balance of flexible working is right and the projects are interesting and challenging.

How does RPS support and encourage career development?

I have already had the opportunity to identify key areas of focus that I am planning to formalise as objectives and integrate into my Career Development Plan.

There is also the opportunity to provide mentoring/coaching to others at RPS, in addition to the support provided as part of day-to-day line management. I’m looking forward to working with colleagues to do this.

What are you hoping to achieve in your career at RPS?

I’m keen to progress in my role as a Director and experienced planner by leading, supporting and delivering a wide range of development and infrastructure projects that make a positive contribution to the needs of communities and the economy, whilst protecting and enhancing the environment.

What would you say to others considering joining RPS?

Do it – you won’t regret it!

RPS has a fantastic community of professionals and support staff, who work extremely hard to deliver our client’s needs and make a positive contribution to the world around us.

Our corporate responsibility

At RPS we have defined our purpose to create shared value by solving problems that matter to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our purpose supports our commitment to corporate responsibility. We recognise and are mindful of the impact we have on the environment and communities in which we operate. We use our deep expertise to find solutions which turn our ideas into something beneficial for everyone.

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Mobility disclaimer

At RPS we are committed to enabling our people to shine and build meaningful careers by providing opportunities for personal and professional development. And in some cases, this means supporting our people to relocate internationally.

Applications will be assessed via our normal recruitment processes and relocation would be discussed during this process.

International assignments will be subject to RPS’s ability to obtain a visa and/or work permit in line with the immigration requirements of the host country.

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