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Principal Town Planner

Carrington West
£50k - 70k per year
Closing date
21 Apr 2024

Job Details

Principal Town Planner
Bristol / Cardiff
Private Consultancy
Upwards of £50,000 DOE
Please note: Our client only considers candidates with a background in renewables, DCO or EIA and will consider all levels from Principal Town Planner above.
Carrington West are working with a leading multi-disciplinary planning consultancy specialising in environmental, energy, residential, retail, utilities, mixed-use, aggregates, and infrastructure sectors across the UK and Ireland & Scotland. With a proven track record of delivering high-quality services to their clients, we are expanding our team across the South and seeking a dynamic and experienced Associate Planning Director to spearhead this growth.
Role Overview:
As a Principal Town Planner, you will play a pivotal role in establishing and working with a new team. You will be responsible for being a part of driving business development, managing client relationships, and delivering exceptional planning consultancy services across various sectors. Your expertise in Development Consent Order (DCO) processes will be crucial in navigating complex projects efficiently.
Key Responsibilities:
·Lead and develop a team of planning professionals, fostering a culture of collaboration, innovation, and excellence.
·Drive business development efforts, identifying new opportunities, and nurturing existing client relationships to achieve growth targets.
·Provide expert advice and guidance on planning strategies, policies, and regulations, ensuring compliance with relevant legislation and standards.
·Manage the preparation and submission of planning applications, including those requiring DCO, ensuring timely and successful outcomes.
·Act as a trusted advisor to clients, offering strategic insights and solutions to optimize project outcomes and mitigate risks.
·Stay abreast of industry trends, best practices, and legislative changes, providing thought leadership and driving continuous improvement within the organisation.
·Extensive experience in town planning, gained within a consultancy or similar environment, with a focus on the UK and Ireland & Scotland markets.
·Proven track record of delivering planning services across a range of sectors, including environmental, energy, residential, retail, utilities, mixed-use, aggregates, and infrastructure.
·Strong business acumen and demonstrable experience in business development, client management, and team leadership.
·Expertise in Development Consent Order (DCO) processes is essential.
·Excellent communication, negotiation, and presentation skills, with the ability to engage and influence stakeholders at all levels.
·Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or equivalent professional accreditation is desirable.
Flexible location across the South of England, with occasional travel to other regions as required.
Experience in a planning consultancy or local authority is a must. Please note that applications won't be considered without the criteria being met.
The salary is negotiable and can be discussed in an interview or upon application, our client is also open to someone who is looking for part-time.
This role will move quickly and is a unique opportunity so please get in touch as soon as possible. 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, and then we can consider you for other positions.
Job Reference Number: 50039


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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02393 876096
North Harbour
United Kingdom

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