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Associate Planner - Infrastructure Planning

London (Greater)
55,000 - 60,000
Closing date
4 Sep 2021
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What you'll be doing:

    • Day to day running of a range of planning projects, including providing advice on town planning related matters (with Director support as necessary).
    • Client liaison and representation in client meetings and external meetings with local planning authorities and other stakeholders.
    • Liaison with the public in connection with projects and consultation events.
    • Aspects of business development and promotion of service both internally within the wider business and externally to clients.
    • Continual professional development relating directly to projects and development of wider planning knowledge commensurate with role and experience.
    • Maintaining and developing technical knowledge and securing a thorough working knowledge of all aspects of infrastructure planning.

What we're looking for:

    • Full membership of Royal Town Planning Institute (or equivalent).
    • Educated to degree level (or equivalent).
    • Excellent understanding of relevant consent regimes - for example, DCO, Hybrid Bill, TWAO and TCPA.
    • Good understanding of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) from a town planning perspective.
    • Excellent and focused report writing skills. Ability to develop arguments and to identify key concepts and contribute to strategy development.
    • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrable capabilities of working within a professional team.
    • Excellent project management skills and an appreciation of the commercial context of working in a busy consultancy.
    • Ability to work in a team and individually.

What's in it for you?

    • A competitive basic salary
    • 25 days' holiday (rising to 27) with the opportunity to buy extra leave.
    • Company car or car allowance benefit
    • The opportunity to take a paid day out of the office annually, volunteering for our charity partners or a cause of your choice.
    • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave, paternity pay of two weeks… and plenty more.
    • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel, and technology.
    • Access to our Employee Network Groups, which represent every strand of diversity and allow colleagues to connect and learn from each other on an open, inclusive platform.


Matchtech is a leading global technical and engineering recruitment specialist, with over 30 years’ experience in successfully matching job-seekers with hiring employers across a range of industries. 

Our Town Planning team has over 20 years’ experience recruiting to the sector. Our specialist, dedicated consultants are perfectly placed to support our candidates in finding them the right position and to help our clients source the best people for their organisation. We take pride in delivering the highest levels of service and appreciate the importance of understanding the needs of our candidates and clients.

We are passionate about quality and work to the most rigorous standards in the recruitment industry. Our goal is to always exceed the expectations of our customers by providing the best delivery and the highest quality service possible.

Find Us
01489 898989
1450 Parkway,
Solent Business Park,
PO15 7AF
United Kingdom
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