Senior Planner

Industry Sector:
Environmental Jobs, Green Jobs, Built Environment Jobs, Town Planning Jobs
Job Category:
Policy, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), Planning, Town Planner
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Salary Description:
Competitive Salary Offered, Flexible Working and Comprehensive Benefits
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AECOM Infrastructure & Environment UK Limited
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AECOM are looking to recruit a Senior Planning Consultant for a permanent post, located in their Edinburgh Tanfield Office, and as part of the Environment and Planning Business Unit UK.

The role would be part of our busy Environment and Planning Business unit, which contains a mix of both EIA and Town Planning professionals. We work across the development sectors delivering projects of varying scale and complexity and have a client base that includes local authorities, government agencies, developers and other private sector clients. The ideal candidate would have an understanding and interest in both planning and EIA.

You will be expected to work closely with environmental and engineering colleagues on a mix of multi-disciplinary and standalone projects, along with planning colleagues in other offices within the UK.

Within the role you will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and submitting planning applications, including coordinating multi-disciplinary team across various project types;

  • Providing general planning advice to colleagues and clients;

  • Undertaking spatial planning work including neighbourhood planning, SEA/SA and Local Plan preparation support;

  • Involvement in environmental studies and EIA’s;

  • Project management.

  • Working in partnership with other members of the Planning/Environment Team, delegating activities to junior staff as applicable;

  • Monitoring and managing budgets; and

  • Contributing to the preparation of technical proposals, and business development for the team.

  • The base for the job would be AECOM’s Edinburgh Tanfield office, however there may be requirements and opportunities for work elsewhere within the UK.

To be successful in this role we want to hear from candidates with the following:

  • Previous relevant experience in a planning role;

  • Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute;

  • Able to work on own initiative under strict deadlines;

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

  • Sound knowledge of Scottish Planning policy and legislation;

  • An understanding of EIA and environmental processes;

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach with a high level of commitment towards the job;

  • A team player with an interest in working within wider project teams; and

  • Full current driving license and access to a form of transport to travel to various sites to carry out the duties of the post.

  • Manages complex planning studies, development applications and reviews.

  • Reviews and processes complex comprehensive plan amendments, rezoning, annexations, site plans and plats.

  • Conducts research and prepares statistical reports on land use, physical, social and economic issues.

  • Provides professional planning assistance to member communities on varied land use and transportation projects.

  • Develops plans, studies and analyses on regional basis.

  • Works in regional program areas relating to natural/water resources planning, community development, hazard mitigation, coastal zone management, and others.

  • Performs field inspections to gather data relevant to the development review process and/or to verify that development projects comply with approved plans.

  • Conducts meetings and presents reports and other findings to staff with advisory boards and elected officials.

Minimum Requirements

  • RTPI recognised town planning degree

  • RTPI Chartership

Preferred Qualifications

  • Scotland based planning experience

  • An understanding/preferably experience of EIA

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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