Environmental Geoscientist / Hydrogeologist

Join RPS Group as an Environmental Geoscientist / Hydrogeologist in Dublin, Ireland. Work on diverse projects in renewable energy, circular economy, and more.

RPS Group
RPS Group
Dublin, Ireland  UTC+00:00   Hybrid   Full Time   5000-10000   2 months ago

RPS is seeking applications for the position of Environmental Geoscientist / Hydrogeologist to join our Sustainability Team in Ireland (ROI). Our Sustainability Team work on projects across a wide range of sectors including renewable energy, circular economy, public infrastructure, manufacturing, and commercial development. We provide our clients with high quality and commercially focused solutions to address environmental challenges. Projects range from delivery of environmental monitoring programmes, geo-environmental site investigations and risk assessments, contaminated land remediation, and specialist support to EPA licenced facilities. RPS specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes. By joining RPS you will be part of a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy. This is a hybrid role, but primarily based in Dublin, with offices also available in Cork, Galway, Kilkenny and Sligo.

About The Team

Our team have extensive experience in conducting brownfield geo-environmental assessments focused on identifying and reducing risks to controlled waters, sensitive habitats, and human health. We are from diverse backgrounds including civil and environmental engineering, geology, hydrogeology, environmental science, and ecology. Our shared values of diversity, innovation, and teamwork have enabled development of strong and lasting relationships. Together we work to solve real world challenges and identify creative, sustainable solutions for the future.

About The Role

You’ll be working on a wide range of projects enabling you to develop your understanding of geo-environmental assessment methods, including the wider policy and legislative frameworks at both a Local and National level. You’ll have the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience from working with senior colleagues across RPS business units (e.g., Water, Transport, Geotechnical). You will provide support to the team by conducting data assessment and evaluation, desk-based technical report writing and research, developing conceptual site models, conducting site visits and appraisals, and assisting with management of project tasks. You’ll be responsible for design and supervision of geo-environmental investigations including liaison with sub-contractors and clients, conducting environmental monitoring and site walkover assessments, preparing Construction and Environmental Management Plans, and assisting with preparation of Environmental Impact Assessments.

About You

  • Highly motivated with interest and ambition to further develop expertise in the geo-environmental sector.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in the English language. Additional language skills a plus.
  • Demonstrate an ability to effectively manage your time and identify project priorities.
  • Be flexible and have a willingness to travel on occasion to client sites for supervision of ground investigations, site walkovers etc.
  • Current member of a professional body (e.g., IGI, IAH) working toward chartered status.
  • Ability to work closely as part of a collaborative multidisciplinary team, with strong social and interpersonal skills.
  • High degree of proficiency using MS Office suite, with additional skills in relevant software and modelling tools preferred, e.g., ArcMap, QGIS, HoleBASE, MODFLOW, AutoCAD.
  • A good understanding of Health, Safety and Environmental management with a current SOLAS SafePass and First Aid qualification.
  • Have a full clean driving licence.

Key Skills / Qualifications

We’d like you to have at least 3 years professional experience in a geo-environmental role, for example applying contaminated land risk assessment methods and communicating environmental liability within a consultancy context. You’ll be confident providing oversight of ground investigations, have a good knowledge of preliminary environmental risk assessments, and demonstrable experience delivering technical outputs to a high standard (e.g., reports, drawings, project plans). You have been involved in contaminated land assessments including design/implementation of remedial technologies. You take a proactive role towards project health and safety, and in an Irish context have an understanding of the PSCS/PSDP roles. Great communication skills are key in order to build, maintain and consolidate strong working relationships with colleagues, clients and external stakeholders.

You’ll have a Bachelor’s Degree (BA/BSc/BE) or equivalent in Earth Science / Environmental Science / Geology / Environmental Engineering, potentially with a Master’s Degree (MSc/ME) in a relevant discipline.


You will have the opportunity to work on interesting and challenging projects, where different perspectives, styles of thinking and ideas are encouraged. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You will be joining us on our diversity journey, joining a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

You will have the choice of work flexibility, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard.

We are an accredited training provider and will support your learning and development. A personal development plan, mentoring scheme, and transparent career pathway puts you in the driving seat of your career and you will be supported as far as you want to go. This is a workplace that works for you.

A career here is far from ordinary. Here you are not a number, you are part of the solution.

RPS, a Tetra Tech company

Representing an exciting new chapter in our business, in January 2023 RPS became a Tetra Tech company. With 27,000 employees in more than 550 offices in more than 120 countries on seven continents, Tetra Tech is a leading global provider of consulting and engineering services. As a Tetra Tech company, RPS is proud to offer our people market leading development and project opportunities, helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.

Our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. You will be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career.

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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About the role

May 07, 2024

Full Time


Nov 02, 2024


RPS Group

Dublin, Ireland

Mid-Senior level


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