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Town Planner

Penguin Recruitment
West Midlands, England, Birmingham
£27000 - £33000 per annum + negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
29 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
Planning, Property Development
Consultant, Planner
Consultancy, Property
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Job Details

My client is a global leader in the Real Estate industry, who's Land, Development and Planning team has an immediate need to recruit an enthusiastic Planning Consultant to their Birmingham office!

My client specialises in advising clients in both the private and public sector on the delivery of complex regeneration and development projects. Their focus is on bringing forward development schemes from the conception and feasibility stage to the procurement and delivery of development on site across all property sectors. My client responds to a constantly evolving agenda and is looking for a dynamic individual with the enthusiasm and drive to make a major contribution to the team.

The purpose of the role will be to provide professional advice on a variety of client briefs, working under the direction of Associates and Partners in the team. Instructions will cover a range of areas including market and socio-economic analysis, strategic planning and development advice and site optioneering. The role will involve client contact, a varied work profile and regular liaison with colleagues in other internal teams. The focus of work will be in the Midlands but with the potential for support on UK wide mandates.

  • Support the Land, Development and Planning team in nurturing existing client relationships and identifying new business opportunities.
  • Develop awareness of the Land, Development and Planning discipline to colleagues internally and in dealings with other contacts.
  • Delivery of high-quality work efficiently and effectively to support team revenue and profit targets.
  • Contribute to appropriate monthly fee billing and support the management and monitoring of financial performance information.
  • Assist with the preparation of team business planning documents and attendance at ad-hoc meetings to discuss business opportunities with colleagues.
  • Ensure that all files are compliant with Quality Assurance procedures.
  • Ensure all work is carried out in a professional manner.
  • Consistently meet (and exceed) clients' expectations.
  • Display strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Establish and maintain strong links with colleagues in other teams.

Required Skills & Experience:
  • Relevant Planning or Property degree - either undergraduate or postgraduate - or an economic development or similar degree.
  • Eligibility for RTPI Chartership.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills.
  • Excellent IT skills including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Rounded knowledge of planning in a development context.
  • High quality consultancy skills including report and proposal writing, presentations, and general communication.
  • Strong written and verbal communicator, able to present ideas and recommendations to clients clearly and confidently.
  • An understanding of business development and client relationship management.
  • Demonstrable technical competence in areas relevant to role.
  • Demonstrable understanding of market and local knowledge.
  • A hard working, conscientious, organised team player.
  • Ability to deal with demanding clients and deadlines.

For the ideal candidate, my client is happy to offer:
  • A competitive starting salary.
  • An impressive benefits package.
  • Company car allowance.
  • Continued dedication to training and professional progress.

Interested? For applications or more info about this role and others in the Town Planning sector, please send your up to date CV to Megan Field at, or call 01792 365 104.


Penguin Recruitment has over 10 years experience in the Town Planning Sector. Our dedicated team of Planning Consultants are actively working with Consultancies, House Builders, Strategic Land Promoters and Local Authorities across the UK.

Whether you are a Graduate looking for that first career step, an Associate Director looking for that strategic move, or an employer in the Town Planning Sector looking for a Recruitment Partner, Penguin’s considerable experience can help you achieve your goal.

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166B Alcester Road
166B Alcester Road
West Midlands
B13 8HS
United Kingdom
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