Due to an increasing workload, RPS is seeking to recruit Ecologists to join our Planning & Environmental team. The post will be based in our Belfast office, but duties may require travelling throughout the UK and Ireland.

The Planning and Environmental team within RPS has been involved in a wide range of projects from small scale housing developments up to major road schemes and infrastructure projects.

Our Northern Ireland Office, situated in Belfast, employs over 300 staff and has been providing services to the UK and ROI for the past 70 years. We offer a wide range of opportunities, in a dynamic work place, where achievements are rewarded and progress encouraged. As one of Northern Ireland’s leading multidisciplinary consultancies, we are working on many high profile Planning, Engineering, Water, Waste, Transport, Project Management and Environment projects and require innovative and motivated staff.

What you’ll be doing

  • Writing and reporting findings
  • Communicating effectively with team and clients.
  • Liaising with other members of the RPS Planning & Environmental Team to deliver an effective service to our clients;
  • Supporting Director in business development activities
  • Input into the production of reports for planning applications and marine license applications or equivalent.
  • Production of feasibility reports.
  • Assistance towards the coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams.
  • Field visits and surveys.
  • Research and analysis.
  • Community and stakeholder consultation.

Who we’re looking for

  • Degree level qualification in Ecological related subject (minimum 2:1 preferred).
  • Ecology work experience beyond academic study (preferably minimum 12 months achieved either in ecological consultancy ort during studies, industrial placement, vacation work, etc).
  • Ability to interpret construction/design plans and drawings and understand how these manifest physically.
  • Able to work on own initiative and under pressure.
  • Competent in the use of GIS and Microsoft Office 365 including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
  • Knowledge of UK and or Irish environmental policy and legislation.
  • Interest in all aspects of Ecology.
  • Ability to deliver ecological solutions, and successfully manage time to meet project deadlines.
  • A hard working and highly motivated individual with excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills.
  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach with a high level of commitment towards the job.
  • Full current driving license and access to a form of transport to travel to various sites to carry out the duties of the post.

Why RPS?

You will have the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging projects, different perspectives, styles of thinking and ideas are encouraged. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You will be joining us on our diversity journey, joining a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

You will have the choice of work flexibility, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard.

We are an accredited training provider and will support your learning and development. A personal development plan and transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you will be supported as far as you want to go. This is a workplace that works for you.

A career here is far from ordinary. Here you are not a number, you are part of the solution.

RPS, a Tetra Tech company

Representing an exciting new chapter in our business, in January 2023 RPS became a Tetra Tech company. With over 28,000 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.

Our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. You will be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career.