Environmental Planner (Renewable Energy)

Industry Sector:
Renewable Energy jobs, Solar Jobs, Wind Jobs, Environmental Jobs, Renewable Jobs, Wind Farm Jobs, Wind Turbine Jobs, Energy Jobs, Town Planning Jobs, Wind Energy Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Legal/Regulatory, Compliance, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Planning, Infrastructure, Town Planner, Environmental Officer, Law, Urban Planner
Job Type:
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Comprehensive Salary and Benefits
Start Date:
Standard Notice / ASAP
Gaia Talent
Job Ref:

We're recruiting a Environmental Planning Consultant for a leading independent safety, environment and engineering consultancy that offers the following benefits:

Hybrid & Flexible Working, Competitive Salary & Annual Review, Generous Holiday Entitlement, Company Pension, Discretionary Merit Bonus Scheme, Income Protection Policy, Group Life Assurance (4 x Salary), Sponsored Company Social Events, Volunteering Day, Cycle to Work Scheme, Electric Vehicle Car Scheme, Paid Professional Membership, Continuing Professional Development, and Enhanced Company Maternity & Family Leave.


  • Support with the delivery of planning projects.
  • Liaise with internal and external consultants engaged on planning projects, clients and stakeholders.
  • Feasibility studies for new development proposals to identify planning and environmental considerations.
  • Use GIS to produce environmental designations maps and provide analysis of any constraints and opportunities linked to development projects.
  • Support with planning projects, including the submission of applications, monitoring throughout the determination process and discharging planning conditions.
  • Support with community consultation for planning projects.
  • Contribute to environmental reports including EIA Screening Reports, EIA Scoping Reports, Environmental Statements/ EIA Report Chapters, non-technical summaries etc.
  • Contribute to planning reports, including Planning Statements, Design and Access Statements, Pre-Application Consultation Reports etc.
  • Provide support to the wider Planning & Development Team where necessary.
  • Opportunity to assist with business development.


The ideal candidate will possess a BSc or MSc in Environmental Planning/ EIA/ Town Planning or other relevant discipline and have a full U.K. driving licence with clean driving record. Professional accreditations (IEMA/ RTPI) or progression towards this would be viewed favourably.


The selected candidate will be a ‘self-starter’ with commercial awareness and will have experience with regards to many of the following areas/disciplines, preferably in a consultancy role.

  • Experience of supporting planning and EIA projects for renewables, minerals, waste, residential or industrial developments.
  • An understanding of planning legislation and processes across the UK.
  • An understanding of the EIA legislation and processes across the UK.
  • An understanding of environmental assessment techniques and methodologies.
  • Report writing, including EIA Screening Reports, EIA Scoping Reports or EIA Report/Environmental Statement chapters.
  • Comfortable engaging with key project stakeholders, including consultees and the local community.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Project management skills.

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