Principal Town Planner

Region:
Yorkshire and Humber
Vicinity:
Leeds
Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Environment Jobs
Job Category:
Planning
Job Type:
Permanent
Education Level:
Bachelors degree
Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered
Posted:
11/10/2019
Start Date:
ASAP
Recruiter:
AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
Job Ref:
217735BR
  • Develops and evaluates plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities to be carried out by others.

  • Assesses the feasibility and soundness of proposed planning products.

  • Usually performs as a staff advisor and consultant as to a technical specialty, a type of facility, industry, equipment or program function.

  • Monitors and ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws.

  • Oversees specialized planning functions, such as large-scale new development proposals and environmental studies.

  • Provides overall management of IE-related planning issues.

  • Advises the Planning Director on all planning-related matters.

  • Advises various councils, boards, commissions and elected officials in planning related issues

  • Evaluates operations and activities of assigned responsibilities.

  • Prepares reports on operations and activities, recommending improvements and modifications.

  • The management and successful delivery of major infrastructure projects, including leadership of major projects through the consenting process (including 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.

  • Contributing to the management and development of the Environment and Planning business, including generating opportunities and winning new business.

  • Providing planning advice to colleagues and clients including the application of permitted development rights.

  • Monitoring and managing project budgets and programmes.

Minimum Requirements

  • Experience of promoting development under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.

  • Relevant environmental planning 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 REQUIREMENTS

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

  • The Transport and Works Act 1992 consenting regime.

  • Working as part of collaborative multi-disciplinary teams on highways and rail infrastructure projects.

  • Identifying, evaluating and managing planning risk.

  • Identifying and evaluating alternatives.

  • Management of Environmental Impact Assessment.

  • Preparation of successful commercial tenders.

  • Multi-disciplinary consultancy.

  • Project management (technical and commercial).

Preferred Qualifications

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

As an employer of choice, we are more than happy to explore flexible working arrangements for this vacancy.

Closing Date:
11/01/2020

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