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Senior Project Manager – Greenways & Active Travel

Job Description

RPS has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Project Manager - Greenways and Active Travel to join our Transport Infrastructure business based in Ireland. This is a hybrid role and offices available are Dublin, Galway, Cork, Sligo and Kilkenny.

RPS, a Tetra Tech Company

Representing an exciting new chapter in our business, in January 2023 RPS became a Tetra Tech company.With 27,000 employees in more than 550 offices in more than 120 countries on seven continents, Tetra Tech is a leading global provider of consulting and engineering services.As a Tetra Tech company, RPS is proud to offer our people market leading development and project opportunities, helping to solve some of the world’s most complex problems.

Our projects are all around you. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Our people are our success. We need people who share our passion on solving the problems that matter. And where you’ll be supported every step of the way. Here is where you come to build a career.

About The Transport Infrastructure Business

With more than half the world’s population now living in urban areas, smart, safe and sustainable transport is one of the most crucial, yet complex questions facing our cities. Designing and delivering locally relevant transport systems requires careful consideration of many issues – from the impact on local ecosystems and land uses, to preferred models of funding, and the unique needs of communities and customers.

We provide technical and advisory services across the entire project lifecycle. We’re proud to have worked on many of the most successful transport projects in Ireland including roads and motorways, light and heavy rail, ports and airport upgrades. RPS has routed, designed, project-managed and supervised the construction of over 400km of Irish roads and motorways. We have an active portfolio of international projects across UK, mainland Europe, North America and Australia.

About The Role

The Senior Project Manager in Transport will manage the planning and delivery of projects from Inception through Planning, Design and Construction.


* Ensure RPS quality and management procedures are complied with.
* Establish project objectives and develop project plans, budget and schedule in compliance with RPS procedures.
* Build trusting relationships with our Clients.
* Maintain a safe working environment for staff under your control.
* Monitor the progress of projects and provide regular performance reports on completion status, programme and finances.
* Liaise with and coordinate project delivery with the leads of the various technical delivery teams.
* Identify project risks and deviations from programme or budget and prepare plans for mitigations.

Key Skills & Attributes

* Track record of experience as Project Manager in Transport projects.
* Experienced in the design of Transport projects.
* Experience in Active Travel and Greenways preferred.
* Minimum of 10 years’ experience across design and construction phases.
* Strong communication and presentation skills.
* Strong organization, prioritization, and time management skills.
* Proven ability to monitor and handle multiple projects at the same time, balance key priorities and meet challenging and changing deadlines.
* High resilience, proactive problem-solving skills, and strong negotiation skills
* Demonstrated ability to create a team culture of camaraderie, integrity and trust, among multination and multicultural teams.


* Level 8 degree in civil engineering; chartered engineer status; a Project Management qualification is a bonus.

What’s in it for you?

We encourage and value different ideas, perspectives, and styles of thinking. We need a mix of experiences and skills to develop the most innovative ideas. We respect one another and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. You’ll be joining a diverse community and a company that puts its people first and prioritises their wellbeing.

We understand the need to work flexibly, with agile offices and hybrid working offered as standard, we’re happy to talk about flexible working. This is a workplace that works for you.

A career here is far from ordinary. Here you’re not a number, you’re part of the solution.

We know we develop better solutions together. That’s why we’re committed to ensuring Fairness, Inclusivity, and Respect in all that we do. For us to live our purpose of creating shared value and to deliver on our promise to ‘make complex easy’ – for us and for our clients, we continue to build a culture where different working styles and experiences can thrive to achieve exceptional results.

We’re proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and work in partnership with Inclusive Employers. We’re also proud to support reservists and their families, having signed the Armed Forces Covenant. An inclusive culture enables our people to do things differently, working in ways to suit them while delivering their best for RPS. That’s why we’ve created working groups as true inclusion is a journey that involves learning, collaboration, and engagement.

Please let us know if you require any adjustments during the interview process, we can then make reasonable changes to support you in performing to the best of your ability.

Recruitment Agencies We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.