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Senior/ Principal Consultant - Energy
Aberdeen, Chepstow, Devon, London, Northwich


Position: Senior/ Principal Consultant
Based: UK Wide

RPS Group is looking for a Principal Consultant to join our RPS Energy business. The role is to provide Environmental and permitting support to oil and gas operators both nationally and internationally. There will also be opportunities to support our renewables clients too. We will consider candidates UK wide with some travel to Aberdeen expected.

You will have a strategic role within RPS Energy providing first class UKCS permitting service to clients. You will have the opportunity to build a team as well as to manage and coach less experienced members of staff. You will also be involved in business development, actively maintaining and deepening relationships with existing clients and seeking to develop new clients to support penetration into core markets.

We will need you to have an aptitude for working across more than one business area, or a willingness to achieve this through personal development.

Key Responsibilities:
- Manage and undertake the production of a range of environmental management and permitting documents including: Environmental Management Systems, UK MATs and SATs, Environmental Impact - Assessments, Oil Pollution Emergency Plans, etc.
- Act as project manager and/or as part of a team
- Undertake the technical and commercial aspects of project management
- Mentoring and/or line management
- Client liaison and management
- Assist in business development

Knowledge/Skills Required:
- Degree qualified in an industry relevant subject (environment science, marine biology, ecology. etc.)
- Second degree at MSc or PhD level is desirable
- In-depth knowledge of UKCS offshore consenting permitting process (Environmental Statement, UK MATs and SATs, BEIS portal) is essential
- Knowledge of HSE/ Environmental Management Systems, Decommissioning and Oil Pollution Emergency Plans is desirable
- Proven project management skills in a commercial environment
- Experience of working on client facing projects
- Strong time management and interpersonal skills
- Effective communication skills

What we offer you:

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. 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 across the UK.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 25 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and our brand new BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards.


About RPS:

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.


RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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