RPS continue to grow, and we are now looking to reinforce our Leeds Water Consultancy business with Graduate Data Analysts.

Our Data Analysts work within our team to provide specific data management support on water and/or wastewater projects to drive increased intelligence for internal and/or external benefit, and enhance data driven insights and processes. This will require the ability to increase situational awareness for our clients, building actionable insights to support their strategic objectives.

This is an exciting and unrivalled opportunity to develop and progress in an environment where your efforts and talent are recognised. We are looking for individuals to start in May/June or earlier if applicable.

Why RPS?

We’re a connected community, working together to achieve exceptional outcomes. We understand the need to work flexibly, empowering our people to create a work life balance that’s right for them.

We also understand the importance of collaboration and social connection in the office environment. With agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we trust our people to find the right balance to meet client needs – this is a workplace that works for you.

RPS, A Tetra Tech company

Representing an exciting new chapter in our business, on 24 January 2023 RPS became a Tetra Tech company. With 27,000 employees in more than 550 offices in more than 120 countries on seven continents, Tetra Tech is a leading, global provider of consulting and engineering services. As a Tetra Tech company, RPS is proud to offer our people market-leading development and project opportunities, helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.

About the team

RPS Water Technical is a team of Engineers, Modellers and Data Analysts providing Asset Management and Operational Strategy development, to our Water Industry clients to support business planning and delivery. This is an evolving industry, providing challenges and opportunities which require innovation, dedication and team work to help us meet our clients’ needs.

About RPS Water Technical

It’s an exciting time to be working for our UK Water business as workload in the water market really takes off. With a broad portfolio of long-term framework agreements in place, we are ideally placed to help our clients deliver on the challenges facing them over the coming years - whether that is reducing leakage, pollution and flooding, or improving the environment and levels of service to their customers.

Our Water business employs around 1000 highly skilled and motivated people working on projects for all of the water and sewerage companies across the UK, and most of the water-only companies.

We deliver a full range of end to end water and wastewater services including data collection and analytics; modelling and risk analysis/optimisation; data visualisation and mapping; artificial intelligence and machine learning solutions; feasibility studies; outline and detailed design of capital solutions; and development of optimised, risk based, operational interventions.

Come and join our team and truly make a difference to the future of water!

What you’ll be doing

You will be working with a strong team of highly knowledgeable consultants giving you the opportunity to develop your skill set and progress your career. You’ll be trained in providing support and assistance across a range of projects and technical areas.

Skills, experience & qualifications required

  • Degree qualified in a relevant technical subject. Post graduate qualifications are an advantage
  • You must have a knowledge and experience of GIS packages e.g. ARC GIS, QGIS, MapInfo etc
  • You will be expected to have proficiency in MS 365 applications, and have knowledge in key areas such as advanced Excel and Visual Basic
  • Experience with working with large datasets using programming skills, data manipulation and visualisation
  • You will have experience in the specific understanding of programming languages such as Python, SQL, FME and Ruby Script enabling integration and enhancement of BAU activities
  • You will have demonstrable experience in discipline specific data analysis packages, which may be water focussed such as InfoWorks or InfoAsset
  • Excellent presentation, written and verbal communication skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence preferable

What we offer you

RPS is a great place to do great work. PROGRESS@RPS is our global performance and development framework, which puts our employees in the driving seat of their growth and development so that our people achieve their personal and professional ambitions and ensures our people feel valued for the contribution they make.

In the water team we provide in-depth on-the-job training to complement the full catalogue of learning modules available through our online learning platform, POD (Progress on Demand). Our graduates are part of small teams, taking ownership of projects, their own workload and development to allow individuals to rapidly gain the skills required. We encourage graduates to rise to the challenge and push for progression through the business using our development pathways which allows our employees to specialise as they step up from graduate level.

We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects. Our employees are rewarded with a customisable total rewards package tailored to their terms of employment.

As part of the selection process, it is mandatory to upload a CV and Covering Letter as we will not process your application without one. In your cover letter, we want to know why you are interested in RPS and the discipline you are applying to. We would also like to know a little about you as an individual.

What happens next?

If this opportunity suits your career journey, we’d love to hear from you.

Our closing date for graduate applications is 8th April 2024. There could be a possibility that we close earlier if we have volume applications. We would recommend that you get an application in as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If successful in the screening process you will then be invited to attend an assessment centre. The assessment centre will be an opportunity to spend time with your recruiter and other applicants being considered for the role. This is your chance to show us your best in a series of activities as well as an opportunity for you to learn more about RPS.

As part of the assessment centre, you will have an Interview. This will be an opportunity to meet the team who you could be working with. This interview will be the opportunity for you to showcase your relevant skills and suitability for the role, but also to ask any questions on how the team work and what to expect in the role day to day.

If you’d like to discuss the opportunity in more detail, please contact Mark Maxwell

Our commitment to diversity and inclusion

Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company’s future.

Our approach to diversity and inclusion

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. 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.

‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: ‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’