Associate Planning Consultant

Industry Sector:
Landscape Jobs, Landscaping Jobs
Job Category:
Consultancy, Town Planning
Job Type:
Education Level:
Masters degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary
Start Date:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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Job Summary

Our Environment and Planning team is recruiting an experienced town planner at Associate Consultant level in our busy Environment and Planning business, which contains a mix of Town Planning and Environmental Impact Assessment professionals. The base office would be Cardiff.

AECOM is a top ten UK Planning consultancy by size, employing around 70 Chartered or Licentiate Planners, practicing in all areas of the discipline. AECOM is a worldwide leader in environmental and engineering consultancy and working as a planning consultant within AECOM means access to some of the most high profile and prestigious development projects in the UK, working with colleagues operating at the cutting edge of their disciplines as part of the largest UK environmental consultancy.

The Environment and Planning team has a successful track record of delivering a variety of projects alongside our engineering and environmental colleagues throughout the UK. With a growing body of work and some notable recent wins, we are in a position where we need to recruit a suitably experienced consultant to assist with this expanding workload.

You will be able to work on a range of prestigious infrastructure projects for our clients in the rail, road, airport, power, water & waste water and waste management development sectors, as well as a range of regional / local developments.

You will be joining a great team, you will have an interesting and diverse workload and you will be given the opportunity to make the most of your abilities.

We have an impressive portfolio of involvement in major infrastructure projects. A selection of our current and recent projects include:

  • A number of Highways DCO schemes for Highways England, including the M42 Junction 6 improvements and the A303 Stonehenge Amesbury to Berwick Down Road Improvement Scheme.

  • HS2 Phase 2 EIA and planning work for HS2 and HS2 Phase 1 enabling works, supporting HS2 contractor, Fusion.

Job Responsibilities:

  • the management and successful delivery of major infrastructure projects, including leadership of major development projects through the development consenting process (including procedures under the Planning Act 1990, the Planning Act 2008 and the Transport and Works Act 1992);

  • the management and successful delivery of planning applications, including coordinating multi-disciplinary teams across various project types;

  • taking a lead role in the management and development of the Environment and Planning business, including team management, generating opportunities and winning new business;

  • providing planning advice to colleagues and clients; and

  • monitoring and managing project budgets and programmes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant experience, preferably within the private sector.

  • Commercial awareness and the confidence, ability and experience to provide clear, authoritative advice.

  • Able to work on own initiative and under pressure.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Project.

  • Sound knowledge of UK Planning policy and legislation and a working knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment legislation.

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and collaborative working approach with a high level of commitment to quality.

  • Experience of the development consenting procedures under the Planning Act 2008 and the Transport and Works Act 1992 is preferred.

  • Full current driving licence

Preferred Qualifications

  • RTPI-accredited first or second degree in environmental or town planning.

  • Full Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or an equivalent professional organisation.

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