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NCE100 Company Profile | RPS

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Creative thinking and embodies RPS’ approach to environmental challenges.

RPS is known for resolving complex environmental and engineering challenges for its clients. Its specialists have deep and relevant sector experience leading and communicating with large multidisciplinary teams throughout the project life cycle of urban, transportation and energy infrastructure projects.   

The consultant employs over 5,400 professional and technical support personnel worldwide, located at offices in 115 major towns and cities across six continents.

RPS also deploys up to 1,600 professional subconsultants with the local knowledge and relevant expertise to meet our client’s operational requirements.  

Several of its staff serve on BSI and Ciria working parties and on occasions as senior office bearers within leading professional bodies. Each year RPS takes on around 50 new civil engineering graduates in the UK alone, more than half of whom already have some working or study experience with RPS often through placement programmes or mentorship. RPS provides around 30 full-time civil engineering internships annually, and is currently supporting around 100 staff towards chartership.

Creative thinking

Over the years RPS has grown a strong reputation for creative thinking and attention to detail, ensuring that it has been instrumental in the successful delivery of many especially complex projects including critical site investigation services for a variety of geotechnical requirements that are essential for the realisation of High Speed 2; and detailed civil engineering design solutions for major roads projects incorporating environmental and heritage protected land and varied topography and gradients including the proposed M4 corridor around Newport, the dualling of the A465 in Wales and the A30 near Bodmin.

As the forefront environmental consultancy RPS says it is proud to keep sustainability and integrity central to its services while focusing on a final delivery that best answers client goals and supports community for the


Keeping in touch with all interests on a project has allowed the firm to deliver on a number of exceptionally challenging developments to the satisfaction of stakeholders, including the Corrib Gas Pipeline and the Peacehaven WTP. Combining skills across regions and offices ensures we can tailor the perfect project teams to deliver the best results.


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