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Associate Directors, Principal and Consultant Town Planners

Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, Manchester. We can offer a flexible hybrid working model.
Highly competitive you will enjoy a comprehensive flexible benefits package
Closing date
9 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Conservation/Environment, Partnerships, Planning, Transport
Senior Manager

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Associate Directors, Principal and Consultant Town Planners

UK  Based Salary competitive

Our diverse Town Planning Practice is recruiting Associate Directors, Principal Consultants and Consultant level Town Planners who specialise in infrastructure consenting and Development Consent Orders.

AECOM is a worldwide leader in environmental and engineering consultancy and the Town Planning Practice is a top ten UK Planning consultancy by size, employing 70 Chartered or Licentiate Planners, practicing in all areas of the discipline. Working as a planning consultant at AECOM provides an opportunity to contribute to the highest profile and prestigious development projects in the UK, working with colleagues operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines.

We are particularly active in the energy sector, working on a range of projects for our clients and helping to make a positive contribution towards the energy transition and progress towards net zero. Our active projects include a range of energy technologies including solar and battery storage, hydrogen, carbon capture and storage and floating offshore wind.

We are also working in the rail, road, water and waste management development sectors, as well as a range of regional and local developments.

Our team has been involved in over 70 DCO projects across a range of sectors and due to recent wins and a strong pipeline of work, we have various roles available, particularly for staff specialising in infrastructure consenting and DCOs. We can be flexible in terms of base office location with positions offered in Leeds, Chesterfield, Manchester, Birmingham, Basingstoke and Bristol.

We are particularly looking for:

  • Associate Directors for Manchester and Bristol Principal consultants for UK wide offices Consultants for Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds.

We would be happy to discuss what AECOM can offer you in your career aspirations in this exciting and dynamic industry.

You will be joining a market leading, experienced infrastructure team, with support available to grow into your role.  Depending on the level of appointment, responsibilities will include:

Supporting or management of applications for major infrastructure projects under various consenting regimes. The management and successful delivery of planning consent applications. Collaborative working, managing programmes and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams. Contributing to or leading business development activities for major projects.  Playing a role in the development of the Town Planning Practice Providing planning advice to colleagues and clients. What we will need from you

Experience working on large and/ or complex projects Development Consent Order regime under the Planning Act 2008 and/ or the Transport and Works Act 1992 consenting regime experience would be particularly desirable. Understanding of Environmental Impact Assessment. Specifically for the Associate Director level, you would be expected to take a leading role in managing projects, people and business development activities. You will be joining a great planning team; you will have an interesting and diverse workload and you will be given the opportunity to make the most of your abilities. We offer a flexible hybrid working model. As a member of our team, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits package with a range of flexible choices covering health, finance, lifestyle, well-being and more. What’s not to like. 




From flexible work options that help you balance the demands of work and life, to learning and growth programs that advance your career and the potential of working on projects around the world, the opportunities with us are virtually limitless. Working within a global community of technical experts and professionals, you can create relationships that support your development and a career path that fits your goals.

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