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Senior Planner

Penguin Recruitment
Essex, England, Colchester
£35000 - £50000 per annum
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Contract Type
Full Time
Specialist / Consultant

Job Details

Title: Senior Planner

Location: Colchester

The Company:

My client is a growing and dynamic multi-disciplinary property and construction consultancy, providing a wide range of services across the majority of industry sectors including commercial, health, education, defence, residential and community.

Our services include architecture, building surveying, building services engineering, planning, interior design, sustainability, civil and structural engineering, quantity surveying, project management, CDM and health and safety services.

My client has offices in London, Billericay, Cambridge, Colchester, Norwich, Oxford, and Nottingham and plan to open further sites in the future to develop our national service.

The Role:

My client is currently recruiting a Senior Planner to join the Colchester office.

The role will involve providing general assistance and support to the Practice and Planning consultancy management level team. The team is currently a small one, but a great opportunity for the right candidate where there is lots of opportunity to shine and progress, rather than be lost in a larger planning consultancy.

The selected candidate will…
  • Prepare planning policy appraisals.
  • Prepare Design and Access Statements.
  • Conduct initial site appraisals.
  • Prepare planning application and planning appeal documents.
  • Make representations to various LDF published documents.
  • Conduct pre-application consultations.
  • Facilitate community consultation events.
  • Complete reports.
  • Provide general administration of planning applications, interfacing with clients, internal team, external consultants, and local authority planning departments.
  • Assist design teams on planning requirements generally.
  • Liaise and work with other disciplines as part of a multi-disciplinary team ensuring all works are completed in a collaborative manner.

Essential skills, experience, and attributes…
  • Degree qualified
  • MRTPI qualified (preferred)
  • Understanding of planning policy and law
  • Excellent general written and in person communication capabilities.
  • Capability to write appropriate planning reports and communications with internal and external parties.

My client can offer you…
  • Competitive salaries and earning opportunities.
  • Great office team building events and fully expensed seasonal social events.
  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth in a supportive environment.
  • Competitive Company Pension Scheme.
  • Opportunities for flexible and remote working - we understand a work life balance helps us all.
  • Cycle to work Scheme.
  • Employee Referral Scheme.
  • Death in service benefit.
  • Health cash plan scheme.
  • Generous holiday entitlement with long service recognition and festive shutdown.
  • Early Finish incentives when the Practice targets are hit.


The hiring manager is looking to meet with suitable candidates ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Josh Jones on 01792 365 000 or


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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0121 442 0646
166B Alcester Road
166B Alcester Road
West Midlands
B13 8HS

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