Technical Director, Town Planning (location flexible UK wide)

Region:
East Midlands
Vicinity:
Derbyshire
Industry Sector:
Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Environmental Engineering
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
07/03/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
190739BR

Our Environment and Planning team is recruiting an experienced town planner at Principal / Associate Consultant / Technical Director 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 York, Leeds, Chesterfield, Birmingham or London.

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.

Job Duties:

The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the Job / Project Accountabilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard:

  • 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 2008 and the Transport and Works Act 1992);

  • The management and successful delivery of planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, 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 including the application of permitted development rights; and

  • Monitoring and managing project budgets and programmes.

Minimum Requirements

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

  • Relevant experience, including consenting infrastructure projects, 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.

  • Full current driving licence

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred candidates are likely to have the following experience.

  • The Development Consent Order regime under the Planning Act 2008.

  • The Transport and Works Act 1992 consenting regime.

  • Providing leadership and direction as part of collaborative teams on highways and rail infrastructure projects.

  • Identifying, evaluating and managing planning risk.

  • Identifying and evaluating alternatives.

  • Management of Environmental Impact Assessment.

  • Business development strategy and preparation of successful commercial tenders.

  • Multi-disciplinary consultancy including team development and management.

  • Project management (technical and commercial).

Closing Date:
18/04/2019

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