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NCE100 |RPS

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Leading multidisciplinary consultancy RPS Group advises on all aspects of the built and natural environment.

Operating from offices across the UK, Ireland, Europe, North America and Australia Asia Pacific regions RPS provides professional support at every stage of the development lifecycle across all sectors.

RPS is key in bringing diverse large-scale and high-profile schemes to realisation and operation, such as the £80M Guernsey Airport Rehabilitation and the Cornwall Energy Recovery Centre as well as being well recognised for the successful project management and delivery of Shell E&P Ireland’s £3.03bn Corrib Pipeline, one of Ireland’s largest ever infrastructure projects producing up to 60% of Ireland’s gas needs.

Partners in Excellence

As part of the BSI Partners in Excellence Scheme RPS’ focus is to innovate while consistently delivering on quality and reliability, constantly pushing for best practice and performance benchmarking.

It prides itself on being at the forefront of public engagement and encouraging open communication: maintaining a clear presence on social media and working closely with over 54 universities and colleges globally as well as local schools.  

Recognising the value of staff and student professional development and engagement, a number of RPS professionals lecture regularly at major universities and sit on external examining boards, and it is continually growing its established science, technology, engineering and maths teams.  Staff from across the group engage with community initiatives including careers and field events. Key features at events include RPS’ virtual reality demonstrations of building information modelling (BIM), and physics demonstrations including at Skills NI and IOP field events. As a forefront provider of latest technology for surveying and modelling services, RPS has been central in the delivery of Scotia Gas Networks’ award-winning innovative NIC Robotics project and providing BIM services for the £500M Raith Interchange in Scotland.

More than 50 new civil engineers joined RPS last year, in which time RPS also saw a 10% increase in female staff achieving CEng chartered membership. A quarter of CEng graduates joined RPS through direct relationship between RPS and their university. Several of RPS’ professionals are senior committee members within professional bodies such as the Association for Consultancy & Engineering Northern Ireland, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Institute of Acoustics, British Standards Institution and including the current Institution of Structural Engineers Northern Ireland president and Chartered Institution of Water & Environmental Management Northern Ireland chair.

Key facts

NCE100 ranking: 38

Shortlisted: Contribution to the Profession

 

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