RPS is looking for a Marine Archaeology Graduate to support our Marine Consenting team to deliver client projects in the UK and internationally, predominantly for Offshore Wind but also in other areas of work that we are involved in. We operate a hybrid working arrangement and you can be based in Chepstow, Edinburgh, Woking, or London. We have flexible working opportunities, including part time roles, to ensure a balance of family and working life.

RPS is a leader in delivering projects in complex marine environments, including offshore wind farm developments. Our experience includes 20 years at the forefront of the industry, working across the UK, wider Europe, America, Australia and Asia. With an enviable client list, and the highest calibre environmental impact assessment coordination and technical teams, we offer unparalleled opportunities to apply your talent, develop your skills and truly progress in your career.

When you join RPS, you’ll become a member of a highly experienced marine consenting team who have been selected as the lead Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) consultant for some of the offshore wind industry’s major “firsts”. These include the world’s largest offshore wind farms: Orsted’s Hornsea One and Two, the first offshore wind farm in Australia – CIP’s Star of the South, and once constructed, one of the world’s and Scotland’s largest offshore wind farm - SSE’s Berwick Bank offshore wind farm.

We’re RPS, 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. And where you’ll be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career.

What you’ll be doing

You will be part of a developing team and will provide a variety of support services to senior professionals within the team and the wider company, including research, chapter writing and contribution to proposals with the support of your line manager and colleagues.

You will grow your understanding and appreciation of the legislative and technical environment and to gain both knowledge and experience at every opportunity.

Key responsibilities include

  • Ensure reports are written well and comply with our Information Management System requirements, are properly formatted, checked for grammar and spelling and where applicable, relevant copyright statements etc.
  • Manage data as relevant to marine archaeology and other human topics for input to reports/projects
  • Develop an understanding of how marine development impacts marine archaeology and other human topics and aid in compiling specialist advise for our clients
  • Learn how to understand and author a variety of reports relevant to marine development and EIA
  • Develop an understanding of the client’s requirements on projects, attend client level project meetings and design team meetings and participate in the discussion where appropriate
  • Share client contacts and information with others to allow cross-selling within the team and wider business of RPS
  • With support, start to represent the company at external events including those related to professional membership and business development

Who we’re looking for

  • You’ll have a good understanding in the areas of EIA, Marine Planning and Marine Archaeology
  • You will hold a Bachelor’s Degree (or higher) in Marine Archaeology or similar
  • Experience of using Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Knowledge if using Microsoft Office 365, Adobe and industry specific packages and online services
  • Good verbal and written communication skills and the ability to build strong working relationships with team, colleagues, clients, and external bodies alike

What’s in it for you?

If you’re interested in how we use and manage the marine environment and want to help meet NetZero targets and support projects that tackle climate change through the development of offshore renewable energy, then talk to us about our career opportunities in this area.

The RPS Other Human Topics team is a vital part in the delivery of offshore wind environmental impact assessments. This is a growing team and you will get to be part of that growth and development whilst working alongside a strong team delivering high quality work.

Here you’ll find true support and encouragement. We’re an accredited training provider – from entry level to master’s degree level professional qualifications in leadership & management and executive coaching & mentoring, we support learning and development for everyone.

A personal development plan and a transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you’ll be supported as far as you want to go.

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. 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’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we’re happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

What happens next?

The Talent Acquisition Team will be in touch to let you know the outcome of your application. If your application is progressed, you’ll have a conversation with one of our recruiters and then meet with the Team. All applications will be considered.

We’re 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.