Client Support Specialist in Environmental Data/Modeling

South Kingstown
Ocean Science – Science & Technology
Full-Time
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 is a global science and technology solutions company. Through consulting, environmental modeling, and application development, RPS helps a diverse client base to investigate their issues of concern and obtain functional answers. For over four decades, RPS has created tailored solutions to support public and private sectors. Combining science and technology, RPS provides modeling tools and environmental data services to assist entities worldwide, to search for and rescue missing people at sea, plan for and respond to spills of contaminants such as oil and chemicals, and assist in other fields associated with environmental analysis.
 
From its office in Rhode Island, a collaborative group of scientists and engineers is focused on addressing environmental concerns associated search and rescue activities, environmental risk assessments, and supporting regulatory documentation for other governmental and industrial activities such as oil-and-gas developments or others that include hazardous substances. Working with public and private sectors, RPS uses state-of-the art modeling tools developed in-house to identify potential trajectory and fate of vessels, individuals, and contaminants within the environment as well as the potential effects of released contaminants. The successful candidate would work with the team on tasks such as: data preparation and analysis for use in modeling, computational modeling of environmental parameters and/or contaminants in terrestrial, aquatic, estuarine, and offshore environments, the preparation of reports, maintenance of environmental data archives, client assistance related to software and inquiries, and project management support.
 
RPS is seeking a positive and energetic individual that is interested in supporting RPS large client base who regularly uses our models to solve environmental problems in aquatic, marine, and atmospheric ecosystems. Ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in an environmental science or oceanography and familiarity with data analysis and numerical modeling. The candidate must have excellent verbal communication skills in English, proficiency in Spanish, and strong technical writing abilities. Programming (e.g. Matlab/Python/R/Fortran), ArcGIS, proficiency of the MS Office Suite, and presentation skills are highly desirable.
 
The successful applicant must be self-motivated and detail-oriented with an ability and interest to learn quickly in a very dynamic environment. They will demonstrate logical problem solving approaches with an ability to work on highly dynamic and interactive projects both independently and as part of a team.
 
Work would include client support, assisting with inquiries, testing of software, maintenance of environmental data archives, analysis of environmental data, and assistance with modeling projects.
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.