New jobs are a fantastic opportunity to grow and develop your skills, but it can be a big decision to leave your existing job behind. Our company is growing fast thanks to our diverse operations, entrepreneurial spirit and open management style, and our autonomous business units operate seamlessly to create new and exciting opportunities.
Joining RSK means joining a growing community of experts and specialists who collaborate to deliver projects together and support each other across business units. Read about how we are achieving more by working together.
Benefits of working at RSK
Nurturing an entrepreneurial culture, with opportunities for regular training and development
We offer a competitive salary with the opportunity to enjoy the benefit of salary sacrifice
A flexible benefits programme, with the option to buy additional holidays and cycle to work schemes
Promoting a relaxed, open environment, with the flexibility to move through our teams and offices
“The industry is changing, and the ratios of men to women are becoming more equal. ”
Sometimes I think that I’m too good at saying yes! I take on additional
responsibilities such as being company HSSE lead for one of RSK’s key clients,
leading STEM activities in local primary schools and, in my spare time, helping
to run a Girl Guide unit. But I have a real passion for encouraging the next
generation to achieve their best, and we really need to promote engineering to
the next generation to prevent a major skills gap.
“It’s great to have both flexibility and opportunities with RSK”
When our CEO Alan Ryder sent an email requesting a rotary drilling expert for a short-term assignment in Tanzania, I jumped at the chance. I had previous experience in Sierra Leone and just 12 hours later, Alan personally confirmed that I would be taking part in the largest remediation project of its kind in Africa.
“Flexible working is so successful when it works equally well both ways”
When I agreed to take on a short-term assignment in Azerbaijan to provide cover for one of my colleagues, I had no idea how it would shape my career. Having joined RSK a couple of years earlier, my role had developed to that of business systems manager responsible for developing and maintaining our 9001, 14001 and 18001 quality standards.
Award winning projects
We operate in virtually all sectors in the natural and built environment, with a hugely diverse global client base, and strive to provide exceptional services no matter the size or type of project. Our clients return to us year after year, knowing they will receive the best services from us.
HS2, the Rampion offshore wind project, the Bluewater Shopping Centre and the National Forest Inventory are just a handful of the projects with which we have been involved. Working on such a multitude of projects provides our staff with opportunities that are both challenging and rewarding, and our teams regularly receive industry accolades for their project involvement. Check out our latest awards here.
No gaps or cracks in Bluewater Shopping Centre
When it was built in 1999, the Bluewater Shopping Centre in Kent, UK, was the second largest in Europe. Currently, it houses more than 360 shops and restaurants and accommodates almost 30 million visitors a year. Multinational developer Lend Lease sought bespoke and consultancy services from RSK for what was the first of many successful UK developments together.
The building’s bright, naturally lit design presented a challenge for the developers: the predominantly glass frontage and ceilings had the potential to leak air. A building with high air leakage would suffer from reduced energy efficiency and, subsequently, higher running costs. RSK conducted tests to ensure the centre was constructed with minimal air leakage.
The developers planned to finish the building with ornate, natural-stone paving that would run through the shopping areas and the food hall. However, the paving had to withstand the daily footsteps of thousands of visitors. It also had to be appropriate for the food hall, where spillages and stains were likely, and maintain a high-quality finish. RSK provided materials and treatment consultancy to select the right paving and developed a quality control system to ensure only the best stone was used.
Waste transfer facility relocation ahead of HS2
High-speed rail plans were announced by the UK government more than six years ago to connect London to Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds. The new rail line, HS2, will carry 400-m-long trains capable of carrying 1100 passengers travelling at speeds of up to 250 mph, which is faster than most trains in Europe.
Phase 1 of HS2 involves building infrastructure for the high-speed line from London Euston to north of Birmingham with operation planned for 2026. Phase 2 (HS2), hoped to conclude in 2032, will diverge from Birmingham into two separate routes to Manchester and Leeds.
An FCC Environment waste transfer facility sits on the proposed route close to Calvert village in Buckinghamshire. Electric power company Western Power Distribution asked RSK for help in relocating the facility and diverting the overhead lines underground. RSK completed several ecological mitigation mini-projects and met the tight deadline.
The vast project included
• installing almost 500 m of semi-permanent and permanent amphibian fencing to help translocate great crested newts
• fabricating and installing three 3.5-m newt grids at site entrances
• removing 32 mature poplar trees using a 21-t excavator and a tree shear
• processing the timber and moving it to the landowner’s facility
• grubbing and processing tree stumps
• clearing excess branches and removing the lower branches of some 400 m of hedgerow and mature trees
• clearing 3 km of roadside hedgerow to improve visibility and prevent hedgerow slumping
• clearing brush from side entrances to clean blind spots and improve visibility.
The client’s project manager, David O’Brien, praised RSK’s work, saying, “RSK provided prompt, high-quality services and was always on hand to deal with any issues. I would not hesitate to use them on my other projects.”
Planning and planting offshore windfarms
Off the coast of Sussex, UK, 116 wind turbines protrude from the sea. They look strikingly like the flower the local schoolchildren named the wind farm after, the round-headed rampion. Rampion is the first offshore wind farm on the south coast. It generates enough renewable energy to power 350,000 homes. RSK, working with the developer E.ON, undertook environmental impact assessments for the wind farm and supported the project during preconstruction and construction phases.
RSK produced documents that were submitted to and approved by West Sussex County Council and South Downs National Park Authority, which enabled construction of the wind farm. RSK’s remit covered every aspect of wind farm planning, including landscape management, great crested newt and bat surveys, and construction health and safety and preconstruction analysis. The development consent order concerning onshore developments was divided into 12 submission packages. RSK considered issues including highways access, public rights of way and associated Environment Agency and local flood authority drainage consents for each stage of the order.
During construction, RSK assisted E.ON with deviation requests for official documents and provided ongoing consultancy and specialist support for ecology, arboriculture and noise. Rampion wind farm was commissioned in April 2018.