Senior Planner

Water & Utilities
  • UK, London
  • Permanent
  • Full time
  • Negotiable
Our client is currently looking for a Senior Planner with a real passion for planning and the skills to deliver transformative, high-quality infrastructure, development and regeneration. The position requires a Chartered Planner, who combines an excellent track record in town planning with experience in providing...
  • Posted
  • Deadline: 06.05.2024

Managing consultant

Julian Taylor

Quote ref: 1061/24552

Quote ref: 1061/24552

Job description

Our client is currently looking for a Senior Planner with a real passion for planning and the skills to deliver transformative, high-quality infrastructure, development and regeneration. The position requires a Chartered Planner, who combines an excellent track record in town planning with experience in providing advice to their key markets in the development and regeneration, energy, transport, and water sectors. While the post would be based in London, the successful candidate may also be required to work out of other UK or client offices, where the need arises, to meet the demands of fluctuating workloads.  

 

Responsibilities:  

- Preparation of TCPA/DCO/Highways Act/Hybrid applications including writing supporting planning documents  

- Negotiation of planning submissions through the consenting process  

- Managing project inputs from a range of disciplines working across the firm  

- Carrying out strategic planning research and policy development including policy analysis, assessments of development potential, local plan support and evidence  

- Providing planning advice to external and internal clients  

- Managing client communication, reporting and stakeholder consultation  

- Managing projects, including financial management  

- Assisting in the identification and management of project or tender opportunities, including collaborating with colleagues across the business to win work  

- Resource allocation in liaison with the regional team leader  

- Provide mentoring to junior staff to help the team develop

Requirements

- A relevant town planning degree and Chartered RTPI membership (or related / equivalent qualifications / professional membership)  

- A sound, in-depth knowledge of planning policy, law and procedures, including the changing planning system at national and local levels  

- Relevant experience of working in planning practice would be an advantage, with a good working knowledge from either a private sector consultant/developer or local authority perspective  

- Experience in the management and delivery of multi-disciplinary planning projects, including working alongside and coordinating a range of technical specialists providing input into planning submissions  

- Commercial awareness and business development skills would be advantageous.  

 

The individual must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, determined and resilient should be able to demonstrate that they can:  

- Work under pressure, with excellent time management skills and proven success in meeting tight deadlines  

- Manage multiple assignments  

- Work well as part of multi-disciplinary teams with the confidence to input effectively as an individual across a range of projects  

- Demonstrate strong report writing, verbal and presentation skills, and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss town planning issues with experts and non-specialists  

- Flexibly apply knowledge and experience to a variety of planning-related tasks, and be prepared to take on new challenges

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