Principal Town Planner Leeds

Job Title: Principal Town Planner Leeds
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: BBBH26862
Contact Name: Spencer Cooney
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 2 years ago

Principal Town Planner, Leeds

Do you want to join a worldwide leader in environmental and engineering consultancy?

How about working with a planning team with access to some of the highest profile and prestigious development projects in the UK, operating at the cutting edge of your discipline as part of the largest UK environmental consultancy.

This is the chance you have been waiting for to join a top ten UK Planning consultancy, who practice across all areas of the planning discipline.

As Principal Town Planner, you will draw on your experience as a Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or an equivalent professional town planning organisation for at least 5 years, to take a lead role in the development of the Environment and Planning division, including generating opportunities and winning new business.

The Environment and Planning team has a successful track record of delivering a variety of projects alongside the engineering and environmental colleagues throughout the UK, it is expected you will drive and develop this celebrative approach to working utilising your management experience and your proven track record in the successful delivery of major infrastructure projects, including leadership of major development projects through the development consenting process.

Drawing on your extensive knowledge of consenting infrastructure projects, preferably within the private sector, working on a range of prestigious infrastructure projects for clients in the rail, road, power, water and waste management development sectors, as well as a range of regional / local developments will be second nature to you.

Project management, working with and coordinating with other business departments on various multi-disciplinary projects while supervising the workload and providing support to junior project managers, will be a standard part of your day. This will all be while you are developing technical and financial proposals on new projects as well as providing specific technical leadership in your area of expertise, while keeping clients happy and engaged in the process start to end.

Your understanding and Sound knowledge of UK Planning policy and legislation and a working knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment legislation, will compliment your knowledge of The Development Consent Order regime under the Planning Act 2008 and The Transport and Works Act 1992 consenting regime.

As Principal Town Planner, you will be required to be flexible to travel to other offices within the business, depending on project requirements.

In return you will receive a competitive salary, you'll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements as the client really does value a healthy work life balance.

Other 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 their charity, 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.

For an informal chat about this role please call Spencer on 01202 888986 or email