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Principal Planning Consultant

Penguin Recruitment
Scotland, Glasgow
£45000 - £60000 per annum + negotiable depending on experience
Closing date
29 May 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
Consultant, Planner
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Principal Consultant | Major Projects!

An exciting opportunity has presented itself for a Principal Planning Consultant to join one of the UK's largest Planning and EIA practices as part of a well-renowned multidisciplinary environmental and engineering company.

My clients dynamic team provide a range of planning and environmental assessment services to public and private sector clients and have a proven track record in securing consents for some of the largest and most complex major development projects in the UK.

This post represents a challenging and exciting opportunity to manage and deliver planning and environmental inputs to a range of projects for a wide client base. This includes projects to be consented under the Planning Act 2008 in low carbon and hydrogen, energy generation and transmission, minerals, waste, and transport.

Key Responsibilities

The role will involve working as part of multidisciplinary teams to deliver inputs across all project lifecycles from early strategy development, through feasibility/optioneering to detailed design and assessment. Duties will include:
  • Providing clients with the appropriate technical and consenting advice in relation to major projects and nationally significant infrastructure projects
  • Managing projects and maintaining budgets to deliver high quality outputs to meet both internal and client requirements
  • Interface with the wider project stakeholders including the client's engineering team, consultation leads, lawyers etc
  • Representing the company and its clients to key stakeholders, regulators and industry as required

Candidate requirements

We're looking for individuals who are passionate about delivering effective planning and environmental advice and positively influencing the performance of major infrastructure projects. Candidate requirements include the following:
  • A degree (or equivalent) in Town Planning or relevant environmental discipline.
  • Membership of the RTPI (or another relevant organisation such as IEMA).
  • More than 5 years' experience in the UK.
  • A full driving licence.

Why Apply?

For the successful candidate my client is happy to offer a competitive starting salary as well as a generous accompanying benefits package that includes company car allowance and much more!

For applications - please send your up-to-date CV to Megan Field at, or call 01792 365 104 to discuss this role further!


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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