Senior or Principal Planning Consultant

Our Client is looking for a Senior or Principal Planning Consultant, on a permanent staff basis, location in Glasgow.
Our client is seeking to recruit a Senior or Principal Planning Consultant to join their growing team, with the potential to base yourself at any of our U.K. offices (Glasgow is preferred). The current core planning team includes Chartered RTPI Planners, EIA, landscape and visual assessment, graphics and visualisation. The wider consultancy team includes noise, ecology, air quality, water and land contamination specialists which the environmental planning team have access to. Current projects include renewables and building developments, for industrial and commercial clients and we are engaged with delivering on the net zero agenda.
Seeking an individual to complement current expertise in order to service new opportunities and grow the team.
Due to Covid, you will primarily work from home in the short term, unless this is unavailable to you. You will be provided with the IT equipment and software/services required to facilitate your efficient home working. Long term arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate – we are a flexible employer and are willing to consider any arrangement that is mutually agreeable.
A positive place to work, the company aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything that the do.

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Education, Qualifications & Experience


The ideal candidates will possess:

  • A BSc or MSc in Environmental Planning/ Town Planning discipline
  • Membership of RTPI, chartered or working towards becoming chartered
  • A successful track record of managing projects through the planning process, including early feasibility through to discharging planning conditions
  • A thorough understanding of UK planning systems, including best practice guidelines, planning processes and assessment methods
  • Excellent report writing and client liaison skills
  • Excellent business development skills and experience of winning work.
  • Experience of successfully managing in-budget and on-time projects
  • Adaptable and flexible combined with technical excellence
  • Full UK driving licence.



The ideal candidate will have experience with regards to many of the following areas/disciplines, preferably in a consultancy role:

  • Experience of leading projects through the planning system (including appeals).
  • Experience of coordinating planning projects for residential, renewables, minerals, waste or industrial developments.
  • Leading the preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications of a variety of sizes/types.
  • Demonstrable experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Experienced project management
  • Experience of undertaking community engagement
  • Effective communication with clients, colleagues, partner organisations, statutory and non-statutory consultees and sub-contractors
  • Appointing, managing and coordinating inputs from the range of specialist sub-consultants, and ensuring that their outputs meet the required standards
  • Preparation of fee proposals and bids; and
  • Marketing-business development of planning and EIA projects.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for marketing and business development activities to support the workstream of the environmental planning team.

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