Town Planner/Senior Town Planner - Manchester

Job Title: Town Planner/Senior Town Planner - Manchester
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
REF: BBBH25771
Contact Name: Mark Maultby
Contact Email:
Job Published: over 3 years ago

Town Planner / Senior Town Planner

DCO/Infrastructure focus.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working as part of the planning team to deliver a range of planning projects. This will include working alongside and potentially project managing other disciplines as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Writing and reviewing planning deliverables to a very high standard. This includes high level options appraisals, preparing and reviewing documents for planning applications or development consent orders, and planning policy preparation and advice.
  • Project managing and co-ordinating the preparation of planning applications identifying potential health and safety hazards of specific projects and demonstrating a commitment to your own safety and that of those around you.
  • Helping with or leading on the preparation of work proposals and work specifications.
  • Communicating and liaising effectively with colleagues.
  • Supporting additional work opportunities to the Planning team through building strong relationships with our existing internal and external client base;;
  • Thinking both creatively and logically to resolve design and development problems.
  • Where appropriate, responsibility for the financial monitoring of projects, document control, progress reporting and other project management tasks.



  • A good degree qualification in a relevant planning (RTPI accredited) or related degree.
  • Chartered Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (MRTPI).
  • Recent development management or development planning experience in public or private sectors.
  • Project management of town planning and related environmental assessments as part of TCPA or DCO applications
  • An excellent understanding of current town planning issues and the town planning process especially with regard to major development schemes and infrastructure projects;
  • Strong technical ability preferably with experience in planning policy, planning applications and related areas including EIA and other Impact Assessments.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Strong organisational and numerical skills.
  • Strong team working capabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail and an ability to apply knowledge to practical situations.
  • A focus on results and project delivery.
  • Commercial focus.


  • Experience of working on development or infrastructure projects.
  • Some EIA experience and/or some DCO experience.
  • The candidate should be willing to work out of other JACOBS' offices in the UK as required.
  • Have the flexibility to work in other disciplines related to planning, in particular an interest or experience of working in one or more of the following: Strategic Environmental Assessment, public consultation, socio-economic assessment or master planning.

Interested? - Call Mark on 01202 888986 ext 284