Principal Town Planner

Carrington West
£40k - 45k per year
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

Job Details

Associate/Principal Infrastructure and Energy Planner
Ideally located in Southwest England (flexible)
Private Consultancy
Hybrid working
Carrington West are working with a leading consultancy specialising in infrastructure and energy planning. They are at the forefront of sustainable development, offering innovative solutions to some of the most critical challenges in the industry. With a focus on wind and solar projects, we are committed to driving positive change in the energy sector and contributing to a greener future.
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Associate/Principal Infrastructure and Energy Planner to join our team in Southwest England. The successful candidate will play a key role in shaping the future of energy projects, with a particular emphasis on wind and solar developments. As an Associate/Principal Infrastructure and Energy Planner, you will lead and contribute to complex planning applications, with a strong focus on Development Consent Orders (DCOs).
Key Responsibilities
·Lead the planning and delivery of infrastructure and energy projects, specialising in wind and solar developments.
·Prepare, review, and submit complex planning applications, including DCOs, ensuring compliance with all relevant regulations and standards.
·Collaborate with clients, stakeholders, and regulatory authorities to facilitate project approvals.
·Conduct site assessments, environmental impact assessments, and feasibility studies to support project development.
·Provide expert advice and guidance on planning matters to clients and internal teams.
·Stay up-to-date with industry trends, legislation, and best practices to ensure project success.
·Mentor and support junior team members as needed.
·Bachelor's or master's degree in Urban Planning, Environmental Planning, or a related field.
·Proven experience in the planning and delivery of energy projects, with a focus on wind and solar developments.
·Expertise in preparing and managing complex planning applications, including DCOs.
·Knowledge of the UK planning system, relevant legislation, and environmental regulations.
·Strong communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to engage effectively with clients, stakeholders, and authorities.
·Excellent project management abilities.
·A proactive and collaborative mindset, with the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
·Membership of a RTPI.
This role will move quickly and is a unique opportunity so please get in touch as soon as possible. By sending in your CV, you acknowledge you are happy for us to put you forward for the role you have applied for. If you are keen to see a full job description, please call or attach a cover letter to your application.
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Tullula Farrell on 02393 876 021.
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities, but this role is not of interest, please still apply then we can consider you for other positions.
Job Reference Number: 47004


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.


As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02393 876096.

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