RPS North America provides engineering, environmental, and scientific advice across the US and Canada. We offer a comprehensive range of consulting services and technology solutions to support our clients in all sectors of the economy. We serve as the North American platform of RPS Group, one of the world's preeminent consultancies.
RPS Group is looking for an Illinois-licensed Professional Engineer to join our Environmental Risk, Legacy Site Services group, in Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will have existing relationships with environmental attorneys, developers, and industrial clients and will be a key senior management player in growing the geographic presence of RPS in the Illinois and surrounding area. This role requires an expertise for environmental consulting focused on environmental assessment, site investigation, remediation, emerging contaminants, and brownfield redevelopment. The selected candidate will be a key member of a growing team and contribute to the tailored risk based environmental solutions for our diverse client base. In this position, the selected candidate will have responsibility for field work, technical report writing, client relationship management, project management, as well as people management. You will work within RPS's Legacy Site Services team and will also partner with internal RPS colleagues in the fields of Environmental Due Diligence, Regulatory Compliance, and Environmental Health & Safety.
- This position will be headquartered in RPS's world-class Chicago office. The ideal candidate will be an Illinois-licensed Professional Engineer (PE) with 10-15+ years of experience as a leader in all aspects of brownfield redevelopment, environmental assessment, site investigation, remediation, and regulatory closure. Ability and willingness to obtain PE licensure in additional states. The selected candidate will have extensive experience scoping, procuring, and managing site investigation, remediation and redevelopment projects for real estate, legal and industrial clients. The selected candidate must possess good technical writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients, regulatory agents, and other stakeholders. The ideal candidate will also be expected to excel in the following:
- Ability to manage and conduct a variety of field samplings and remedial oversight projects including but not limited to; soil, groundwater, soil gas, soil vapor, indoor air, aquifer testing, D4 oversight, emerging contaminants, etc. Ability to manage several projects with overlapping deadlines at any one time.
- Proven experience managing a team and working in a collaborative manner to achieve client and project goals.
- Familiarity with risk-based environmental decision making, remediation, and brownfield redevelopment.
- Experience/Understanding of a broad array of remediation technologies, cost estimation and remedial implementation, and the ability to provide non-conventional solutions when needed to help achieve client goals.
- Understanding of the design and installation vapor mitigation systems to address vapor intrusion exposure risk.
- Thorough understanding of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) Tiered Approach to Cleanup Objectives (TACO) regulations and the requirements of the Illinois Site Remediation Program (SRP) and Leaking Underground Storage Tank (LUST) programs.
- Thorough understanding and experience working in other State agency remedial programs.
- Project scoping and design; development and preparation of proposals; subcontractor procurement and management.
- Preparation and communication of project updates and status reports to industrial, financial, legal, and real estate clients relative to the findings of environmental assessments, sampling investigations, and/or remediation projects.
- 5 to 15% travel should be expected.
- Illinois Professional Engineer (PE) certification required.
- BA/BS required in engineering, geology or similar scientific/engineering fields; Master's degree preferred.
- A minimum of 8-15-years of experience in environmental consulting; with at least 3-year in a senior role. Experience and ability to manage a team of environmental consultants, preferred.
- A proven track record exhibiting the ability to effectively communicate, network and maintain client relationships is highly desirable.
RPS is an industry leader and we pride ourselves on our ability to attract and retain exceptional talent by treating our employees well. In addition to competitive compensation packages, we offer:
· Medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage for employees and families, with no waiting period and generous contributions to monthly premiums.
· 401(k) Plan, with a dollar-for-dollar Company match of employee contributions, up to 5% of eligible compensation
· Share Purchase Plan, which enables employees to purchase shares via payroll deductions at 85% of market value, with the Company matching employees' shares 1:1
· Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care costs.
· Performance-based bonus program.
· Generous vacation and sick leave policies in addition to company-wide paid holidays.
RPS North America provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other protected characteristics. RPS complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws and requirements governing nondiscrimination in every location in which we operate.