Why RPS Environmental Management Ltd

RPS is a growing environmental consultancy with opportunities for ambitious and enthusiastic people to forge rewarding careers in specialist areas including Urban Drainage Planning, Waste and Clean Water Modelling, Ecology and Flood Risk. RPS have an excellent reputation in their field and employees of RPS are expected to contribute and work as part of the team to continue to deliver projects to meet and exceed
client expectations.
In addition to career opportunities RPS offers a competitive benefits packages and good opportunities for training. RPS  welcome chartered engineers/environmentalists and fully support those aspiring to become chartered with a structured training programme in each discipline.

For those who have recently graduated and are looking to obtain a graduate position in Urban Drainage there is the opportunity to apply for a PGCert in Urban Drainage which can be undertaken alongside a graduate position.

RPS are centrally located in the UK with offices in Derby, Sheffield and Glasgow. As we are a trading division of the RPS Group there are also opportunities to work in other parts of the UK.  We have opportunities available for experienced professionals, school leavers, graduates and students looking for ‘year in industry’ or ‘summer placements’.

RPS Environmental Management Ltd recognises and rewards every member of staff’s hard work and commitment, providing a competitive salary plus other benefits.

In addition to a competitive salary the other benefits of working for RPS include:

  • 24 days annual leave (not including bank holiday)
  • Pension Contribution
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • Training, with industry leading career development opportunities
  • Free eye-tests & glasses contribution
  • Opportunities to work flexibly

The organisation, and its parent company prides itself on the calibre of its staff, and their capabilities as industry leaders and innovators, and recognises the value in investment in training, development and retention of its staff. 

The Training and Development strategy of RPS is straightforward- 

  • Development is a key part of working for RPS.
  • RPS aims to look after its future talent.
  • RPS will ensure staff has the skills they need to do the job and retain them by enabling them to grow with company.

RPS Environmental Management Limited offer opportunities to attend a wide range of both internal and external training courses to encourage individual professional development where there is a demonstrable business benefit, this could range from achieving chartered status, taking part in RPS's PGCert in Urban Drainage or attending external industry conferences.

RPS’s Post Graduate Certificate in Managing Urban Drainage

Informally known as “the PG Cert”, this work based learning programme accredited with the University of Derby is a one year course aimed at graduate modellers within the company.

Accredited at Level 7 on the National Qualifications Framework, which will challenge participants to broaden their understanding of the principles of urban drainage and risk based catchment management, whilst developing their technical skills and implementing their learning in the workplace.

The content and outputs of the course have also been aligned to the CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management) Mandatory Competences, with the final assessment replicating a formal Professional Review. Staff successfully completing the course will have developed sufficient knowledge and experience to achieve the MCIWEM qualification and will have taken a big step towards Chartered status with the institution (C.WEM).

Some examples of the modules included are:

  • Catchment Management:
  • Background to the Water Industry
  • Water Industry Legislation
  • Using InfoNet
  • Modelling and Planning:
  • Modelling Concept and Details
  • Model Build – Networks and Ancilliaries
  • Catchment Risk and Litigation:
  • Sewerage Construction Techniques
  • Water Quality – Sewer and River

RPS's Management Development Programme

To complement the technical training programme, RPS also offers it Management Development Programme. This programme of individual modules, delivered in house by our partners, North Nottinghamshire College is focused on developing the more ‘softer’ but still advantageous skills, essential for career development. 

  • Personal Development
  • Time Prioritisation
  • Communication Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Management Development:
  • Situational Leadership
  • Motivating Others
  • Decision Making

Health and Safety

While every effort is taken to prevent incident, the company recognises that its most Senior Managers cannot be everywhere. 

Therefore a cornerstone of the way in which RPS works is trust - the organisations substantial investment in formal Health and Safety training for all staff contributes to RPS confidence in its staff health and safety knowledge greatly.  

RPS invites all staff to complete their CIEH Level 2 qualification, and all Managers to complete their IOSH Managing Safely qualification. 

In addition to these, there is comprehensive health and safety induction and ongoing Tool Box Talk schedule.

RPS Environmental Management Ltd encourages a healthy work/life balance and recognises what makes its staff so special and unique are their influences from outside their work as much as inside. 

RPS is a resilient and agile company and welcomes the opportunity to consider staff to work flexibly, where appropriate. 

RPS staff continues to make their mark - not only in the office but out of it too. 

From fundraising from charity runs, baking cakes and wearing daft jumpers, to involvement with professional institutions, RPS encourage and support staff in their out-of-work activities and achievements.

Those who want to, are encouraged to get involved with local events including involvement with a  professional institution group or fundraising activities such as Derby 10k business team challenge and the Severn Trent Team Mountain Challenge. 

Baking cakes to sell for charity is always popular too!

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