RRS is a mission orientated company dedicated to community-centered sustainability, materials management, and climate solutions since incorporating in 1986. In that time, we have grown to nearly 60 employees in four countries and have conducted over 1,000 projects around the globe. RRS is composed of strategists, planners, engineers, economists, technical analysts, businesspeople, and communications specialists. Our experts operate confidently across the materials management supply chain, identifying the best opportunities to effect change, and developing pathways to long-term value.
RRS has grown with the industry, developed new solutions for waste and recycling operations and paved the way for clients, both public and private, to develop waste diversion and recycling operations that are aligned with client context and grounded in technology, proven metrics, and decades of experience. Our breadth of experience includes stakeholder engagement, policy analysis, program planning, and project execution in areas such as assessments, facility audits, system design and optimization, high-diversion program implementation, packaging recovery, communications/outreach, financial and data analysis modeling, extended producer responsibility, and circular economy practices.
Our company is scaling for growth. We want top performers that can strengthen relationships, build and grow the business, all while having a positive environmental impact. Sometimes that takes flexibility. RRS understands that normal office hours may not be M-F, 9-5. We also understand that geography is not a limitation to greatness – a virtual office can be as agile, efficient, and productive as a brick-and-mortar office. Flexibility with an expectation of strong, smart work yields the best results for all involved.
RRS is seeking applications for a Consultant to work with a new and established clientele, working collaboratively within a project team – both as a project manager and as a project contributor. Projects may include:
resource management consulting services to provide guidance in support of resource-related data collection;
waste minimization plans;
waste characterization and waste reduction studies;
economic, technical and/or risk analysis;
stakeholder engagement processes,
policy analysis and/or risk analysis, and
planning and support for the development, planning, facilitation, coordination, and documentation of and/or for waste reduction or zero waste initiatives.
See waste as a valued resource in building sustainable systems for a waste-free future;
Competence in taking innovative thinking and dynamic approaches to define, develop and communicate cross sector solutions for our clients and their projects/programs;
Expertise in taking analytical/technical information and communicating it in a way that is dynamic, digestible and forward-thinking for our clientele;
Develop tangible strategies for our clients with the acute ability to transform a conceptual strategy into an action orientated and implementation plan with achievable goals, objectives and tasks;
Generate dynamic and succinct memos, reports, work plans, PowerPoint presentations and other type of client communications and deliverables
Provide project management including:
work plan development and execution;
project deliverable planning and execution;
managing deliverables timelines;
staff resource planning;
Salesforce system utilization;
Client/project team communications; and
Project kick-off and close-out
Organized, self-motivated, ability to set work priorities and complete work with minimal supervision;
Capacity to work in a high energy and dynamic team environment;
Proven experience in the materials management sector;
Creative problem analysis abilities to solve client multi-dimensional problems and projects;
Proven experience working on multiple projects and tasks;
Excellent organizational and documentation skills;
Proven experience working in the field as a part of hands-on audits, studies, and characterization. Experience leading field work a plus;
Strong verbal, public speaking, and written communications skills. Technical writing experience a plus.
Technical skills using Microsoft Office 365 (specifically MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint), SharePoint and teleconference/video technologies. Experience with Salesforce, FileMaker, ArcGIS a plus; and
Ability to Travel 10%-15% on average.
Four-year degree in natural resources, sustainable systems, environmental sciences, environmental policy, or related field.
At least four years professional experience working with university, municipal, state or federal solid resource management and development programs, sustainability programs, operations or planning preferred. Previous consulting experience a plus.
At least two years of project management experience a plus.
RRS isn’t your average consulting firm.
Sure we have databases and hi-tech gadgets and fancy degrees, but we also get our hands dirty. Our people don Tyvek suits instead of power suits, and sort through waste to provide a realistic assessment of a waste stream. We lace up our work boots instead of slipping on a pair of high heels, and research the flow of a particular type of packaging through a material recovery facility (MRF). We’re not afraid to ask the tough questions, especially if it leads to the right solution for sustainability.
That’s not to say we don’t clean up well. We can go from the sorting room to the board room to provide actionable solutions that are based on science and real-world application. We’re even one of Michigan’s 50 Companies to Watch. We build infrastructure, expand recovery, enhance product design, improve business practices and solve issues across the supply chain. All in a day’s work.
We have an in-house communications team that delivers compelling messages to reach the ops manager, the CEO, the mayor, or the public at large. Industry knowledge and the means to communicate it – that’s a powerful combination.
With over 500 years of combined... experience and more than 900 projects under our belt, we’ve been around the block, a few times. Our experts include cutting-edge industry professionals, engineers, economists, technical analysts, and communication specialists who possess core strengths in materials and recovery, life cycle management and applied sustainable design. We are called upon by industry publications, organizations and conferences to lead the conversation and drive change.
We get sustainability, organics and recovery, but we also get people. We want top performers that can strengthen relationships, build and grow the business, all while having a positive environmental impact. Sometimes that takes flexibility. RRS understands that normal office hours may not be M-F, 9-5. We also understand that geography is not a limitation to greatness – a virtual office can be as agile, efficient and productive as a brick and mortar office. Flexibility with an expectation of strong, smart work yields the best results for all involved. Did we mention RRS isn’t your average consulting firm?