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Town Planner

Network Rail
Scotland, Glasgow
£40,107 - £45,120 per annum + Benefits
Closing date
25 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Network Rail is at the heart of revitalising Scotland’s railway.  We’re making rail safer, more reliable and more efficient than ever before. It’s a real team effort; One which calls for the collaboration of the industry’s finest professionals. We’ve created a supportive, sharing, respectful and diverse culture – because shared expertise and new perspectives make us stronger. Together, we’re making a railway fit for the future. And as the network continues to grow, you’ll grow along with us.

Our colleagues are encouraged to work flexibly as we know that busy lives don’t always fit around a traditional working pattern, if you need flexibility to complete your role just let us know and we will do our upmost to help you to invest in your career with us while balancing other aspects of your life.

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We are looking for two experienced town planners with a proven track record to join our team. As a town planner you’ll understand the importance of the railway to sustainable development, and to achieving the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to decarbonise Scotland's Railway by 2035.

You will:

  • work closely with project teams, in the delivery of advice, planning and heritage consents, permitted development use and planning policy consultations to enable railway development;
  • provide advice on complex and sensitive projects affecting the large number of listed buildings and structures in our ownership; and 
  • support one of the country’s largest land and property owners to generate sustainable income to reinvest it into our rail infrastructure.

As well as meeting the essential requirements of professional qualifications and experience; we are looking for someone who:

  • Enthusiastic
  • Customer focussed
  • Able to manage a varied workload in an environment where there is rarely a typical day.  

What you will bring to the role: -

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent ideally in a relevant town planning qualification.
  • Be MRTPI or MRICS qualified or eligible for the RTPI or RICS licentiate scheme
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills

In addition to the above, for this specific role you will also require: -

  • Demonstrable town planning experience

It’s desirable if you have it to help give you context to the role: -

  • Understanding of heritage legislation and issues
  • Understanding of environmental legislation and issues
  • Full Driving Licence

Salary: Starting at £40,107 and rising to £45,120 per annum

Network Rail BenefitsTo find out about what benefits we offer, click here

Closing date: Wednesday 25th May 2022.

Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications.  Late applications will not be accepted. Please note that we are continuing to conduct our interviews on-line.

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We're dedicated to creating an inclusive environment and we welcome applications from everyone!

Network Rail is a Disability Confident Leader and we’ll try our best to adapt the process and offer a reasonable alternative to help support people with disabilities access, apply and interview for roles. You can visit Evenbreak’s Career Hive for advice on accessibility support if you’re unsure of the options available. Should you require any reasonable adjustments/modifications, please add a note to your application.

All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do. Safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.  You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application.

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