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RPS plc
Location: Brighton
Job type: Permanent
Category: Commercial Jobs
Senior or Principal Consultant - Acoustics

RPS is looking for an experienced Acoustics Consultant to join us as a Senior or Principal working within the Air Quality & Noise Team, part of our wider UK Environment & Infrastructure Division. This will be a great opportunity for a consultant or senior level candidate who is ready for the next stage in their career. Ideally, the role will be Brighton based but we can consider other locations and we offer flexible working arrangements. You will be providing acoustics, noise and vibration advice to a variety of clients related to infrastructure, new residential & industrial developments that require noise impact assessment under EIA or, in support of new planning applications and permitting. RPS is a leading global environmental consultancy. We specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes.

The role

You’ll be working within a multi-disciplinary environment with highly experienced and collaborative colleagues. There is a genuine ethos of ensuring a good work/life balance within this diverse and friendly team. You will be a key player in the success of the business unit and will be able to develop advanced expertise in one or more specialist areas of acoustics consultancy enhancing your skills and enabling you to develop and shape your career as you progress at RPS.

This is an interesting and varied role where you’ll liaise closely with clients, developing relationships to enhance business opportunities, preparing fee proposals and carrying out acoustics noise and vibration assessments. Key aspects of the role include collating data, computer modelling, noise and vibration measurement, calculations and processing of results, interpretation of data, production of reports, drawings, figures and tables. Other tasks will see you: managing projects within the agreed budgets and delivering a product of suitable quality within the agreed timescales including: invoicing; attending meetings, supporting Business Development; deputising when necessary, and providing technical reviews to a high standard.

Your skills and experience

You’ll already have solid experience of being at Consultant/Senior Consultant level. You’ll have a collaborative and consultative approach, be good at developing relationships and be confident and decisive. Ideally, you'll have been educated to degree level or equivalent within a relevant subject (MSc / MEng or BSc / BEng in Acoustics or Physics, AMIOA or Tech)
You’ll be technically sound across the main environmental acoustics areas: noise and vibration assessment, noise and vibration monitoring and computer modelling techniques and always up to date with current methods, legislation, procedures and standards. You’ll need to have experience of major infrastructure schemes (Highways, Airports, Rail) and/or large strategic land developments.

We'll need you to be numerically proficient and IT literate in mapping, acoustic modelling and, ideally, AutoCAD and have great analytical and problem-solving skills. Good financial and project management skills are a must as are strong influencing and communication skills to enable you to build, maintain and consolidate working relationships with colleagues, clients and external bodies.

There will be some travel involved so we'll need you to have full clean UK driving licence.

What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. Via our robust career development framework, we are proud to be able to 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 (including numerous wellbeing initiatives and mental health support), Dental Cover, Gadget Insurance Professional Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 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.

Our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Mindful that a truly inclusive organization must make appropriate use of talent on a global basis and without unnecessary barriers, we are committed to embedding diversity and inclusion principles in all People processes in order to be as diverse as the communities and clients we work with, thereby securing, developing, and retaining the best available talent for the company’s future.

Our approach to Diversity and inclusion
Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work.

‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace:
‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

Recruitment Agencies
We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.

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