Careers in Ecology

We’re looking for people who want to make a real positive ecological impact in an urbanising, resource-scarce world.

Join us and you’ll be part of a team where we encourage and value different ideas and promote an inclusive workplace. As one of our Ecologists, you'll help us make a difference, supporting our clients on projects to cut carbon emissions, look after natural habitats and encourage biodiversity.

You will be working with some of the brightest minds in the industry, promoting conscious development and future-proofing the planet for future generations. Could you make your mark in helping us build a sustainable future?

We know that we’re stronger together.


Our team is growing and we're looking for consultants to help us deliver cost-effective, innovative solutions to mitigate impacts on local habitats for all terrestrial, freshwater, coastal and marine environments.

We have a variety of vacancies across our UK Ecology teams, if you're looking for a new opportunity, we have the role for you.


Consultant Ecologist

Senior Ecologist

Director - Ecology

Principal Consultant - Ornithologist

Principal Ecologist

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“I enjoy working for RPS as the ecology team supports career growth and development. Since starting, I have had the opportunity to attend several training courses and educational conferences. Working here has enabled me to work alongside experts and gain valuable experience in ornithology and the renewable wind sector, not only within the UK but globally also.”

Andie Nicholls, Graduate Marine Ornithologist

A great place to do great work

RPS is a great place to do great work. We strive to solve problems in pragmatic ways. We're passionate about delivering results. We ask questions. We define problems. We make complex easy.

Our Ecology Team definitely puts the "innovative" in innovation, thinking outside of the box to find smart, effective solutions for our clients which are centred around our core principles- protecting natural habitats and promoting sustainability.  

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“RPS is a great place not only to work day-to-day, but also to develop and progress your career in the long-term. The range of projects you are exposed to is so varied, and not only does this make each day different and exciting, but also creates so many opportunities to learn and grow. I’ve found there is a long-standing ethos embedded in both colleagues and managers alike, that in order to deliver high quality work, the focus needs to be on supporting staff with the right tools and skills.”

Hannah Knight, Principal Ecologist


Our behaviours

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.

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I re-joined RPS 6 years ago because the organisation offered me a clear career pathway and set me up to work on an exciting range of challenging project work. RPS is evolving quickly to be agile and innovative, leading in certain fields. We are now looking for others to join our Ecology Team, bringing their talents and professional expertise to solve problems that matter.

Mike Barker, Director of Ecology

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Planning for a sustainable future

One of our greatest environmental contributions is through our role as advisor to our clients; helping to positively shape the impacts of the projects we are involved in.

As part of our team you will work alongside sustainability specialists to deliver our market-leading net zero carbon services.

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