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Principal Planner - REMOTE BASED ROLE

Macdonald & Co
£37 - £42 per hour + Umbrella Co
Closing date
21 Nov 2020

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A fast expanding Council in the South East of England has an urgent requirement for a versatile Principal Planner.

This council is looking for a highly experience Planner to come on board and work on plethora of large scale residential housing applications as well as some smaller more complex schemes in rural and greenbelt areas. This caseload will vary from 12 units up to 250 plus and will give you the chance to work on a variety of applications. This role will also give you the chance to assist the management team in delegating and mentoring more junior members of staff.

Duties will include;

  • Managing a caseload of major planning applications within statutory time frames
  • Provision of paid pre-application advice to developers, architects and external consultants
  • Attending site visits
  • Prepare detailed committee reports
  • Mentoring and signing off delegated reports
  • Negotiate finalize and discharge conditions
  • Coordinate appeals

Successful candidates will have a degree in Town & Country Planning or an affiliated subject with practical experience as a Development Control Officer in the UK.

Contract duration: 6 months with a view to extend on a rolling basis

If you would like to be considered for the position, please contact Elliot Miles on 0207 318 5261.


Macdonald & Company is the leading professional recruitment consultancy for the real estate, built environment, energy and environmental sectors. Established in 1994 and headquartered in the UK, we apply local knowledge with true global connection through our offices in Asia-Pacific, the Middle East and Africa.

Our specialist teams act for every class  of organisation owning, occupying, financing or advising on property, construction and engineering – developers, investors, institutions, funds, banks, consultancies and contractors. We are the preferred recruitment partner of RICS - the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

The Company’s Energy & Environmental division acts for clients across oil and gas, maritime, utilities, natural resources, power generation, renewable energy and sustainability sectors.

Macdonald & Company is a subsidiary of the London Stock Exchange quoted Prime People Plc.

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