Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value by solving problems that matter to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. This is our purpose.
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.
We work across six sectors: property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and programme management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services.
We stand out for our clients by using deep expertise to solve problems that matter, making them easy to understand and by being easy to work with.
RPS was founded by a passionate team of academics in Oxfordshire. They shared a dream of creating an environmental planning practice dedicated to making the world a better place.
RPS played a leading role in raising awareness on the importance of balance to protect the environment itself and the welfare of the people living in it.
Since then, we’ve grown organically and through planned acquisitions into the global firm we are today. Today, tomorrow and together our founders’ principles remain at our core where we continue to find unexpected answers to shape our environmental, social and economic landscapes.