Marine or Fisheries Biologist/ Ecologist / Environmental Professional

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 consulting services to assist the energy sector and regulatory agencies worldwide with environmental analysis. From its office in Rhode Island, a collaborative group of RPS scientists and engineers is focused on addressing environmental concerns associated with offshore wind development, oil and gas exploration, the shipment of hydrocarbons through pipelines, and other types of coastal and marine human use and development.
 
RPS is seeking a biologist, ecologist, or environmental professional capable of providing research and technical support for analysis of impacts on marine organisms. Ideal candidate will have a BS degree with 3-5 years experience or MA/MS degree in marine biology, fisheries biology, ecology, biological oceanography, natural resource management, or similar. Necessary skills include excellent written and oral communication, efficient and thorough literature review, the collection and preparation of biological data, preparation of technical reports, analysis of large fisheries databases, expertise in marine species population dynamics, knowledge of ecological statistics, and proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite. Familiarity with environmental regulations and permitting, the NEPA process, data processing software (e.g., R, MatLab), and/or data management are highly desirable.
 
This position does not include field or laboratory work and will be conducted solely in an office setting. Applicant must have strong writing, research, quantitative and communication skills and interest in environmental permitting (e.g., NEPA support). The position offers competitive salary and a full benefit package. The successful applicant must be self-motivated and detail-oriented with an ability to learn quickly in a dynamic environment, working both independently and as part of a team.
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.