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Senior Environmental Consultant – Due Diligence

RPS, Environmental Risk

Corporate Investor Services

Chicago or Remote


RPS North America provides engineering, environmental, and scientific advisory services 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.


Working from one of our Chicago, Boston, Atlanta, California offices or remote from within the US, the Environmental Due Diligence Consultant will serve as a key member of the Corporate Investor Services group at RPS. As an experienced consultant on our team, the selected candidate will provide expertise in environmental site assessments, technical report writing, project management, and excellent client service within the transactional M&A Due Diligence space.

What’s Entailed in the Role:

  • The primary role of the Senior Environmental Consultant is to conduct Phase I Environmental site assessments (ESAs), environmental compliance audits, high-level health and safety reviews, and coordinate multi-site deals that include various transaction-based environmental due diligence services.
  • Evaluate all types of real estate, commercial, and industrial operations
  • Analyze and recognize potential environmental impact and compliance issues, as well as legacy environmental liabilities
  • Provide clear and concise findings, recommendations, and options regarding client deliverables
  • Coordinate and manage due diligence products involving multi-site portfolios and teams in support of financial and industrial mergers, divestitures, and acquisitions
  • Collaborate in a team atmosphere to plan and meet timelines and requirements along with budget goals
  • Client facing, able to identify and develop new opportunities, prepare technical proposals
  • Develop, track, and document project expectations and budgets
  • Manage up to 30% travel

What’s Needed to Succeed:

The ideal candidate is a hard-working, solution-focused individual with a “roll up the sleeves and get it done” mentality. The following qualifications are desired for the position:

  • BA/BS required in Environmental Science, Engineering, or related sciences
  • Working knowledge of federal & state environmental regulations and good research skills and abilities
  • Strong oral & written communication skills, including strong proficiency in technical report writing
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, uncertain, high-pressure environment with the ability to change directions and scope quickly
  • Familiarity with communicating to the client in business terms the environmental and regulatory liabilities and associated implications pertaining to the associated transaction
  • Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet deadlines within budget
  • Peer review experience is a plus.

What RPS Offers in Return:

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
  • Flexible Spending Accounts for health care and dependent care costs
  • Performance-based bonus programs
  • Generous vacation and sick leave policies in addition to company-wide paid holidays

Working at RPS:

RPS is a dedicated team of talented scientific and technical individuals working together to provide our clients with cutting edge solutions to meet their evolving needs. As a recognized industry leader our clients seek our guidance, and we provide a service that ensures their success. We do this in an exciting and collaborative environment that combines our scientific knowledge and technical expertise to provide unique solutions. Our global footprint enables us to work with a variety of government and private client through diverse projects.

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 non-discrimination in every location in which we operate.



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.’

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