Associate Director Planner
We have an exciting opportunity for an Associate Director to join a very successful planning team within a multi-disciplinary office in Southampton. We are looking for an experienced town planning professional who will be engaged with a wide range of interesting and noteworthy projects.
Acting as part of the largest town planning team within central southern England you will be expected to manage and run a wide range of development proposals that will range from significant strategic sites of 1000+ dwellings to smaller schemes in sensitive locations and everything in-between. You will be expected to work collaboratively with your colleagues across all planning disciplines.
As a proven technical expert, you'll apply your knowledge and know-how and effectively respond to changing markets, to deliver continuous improvement, development and growth, as well as an innovative and robust consultancy service to the existing and expanding client base.
You will be involved in a variety of projects for a range of public and private sector clients providing advice from initial feasibility studies, to strategic advice and Development Plan promotions, to detailed planning applications and appeals. You will have the opportunity to lead your own projects and develop your own client base, as well as to work within multidisciplinary teams on larger proposals.
- You will demonstrate a high level of planning knowledge and the ability to undertake a variety of projects across a diverse range of sectors. You will have excellent problem solving, communication and negotiation.
- You will be commercially aware, able to identify and respond appropriately to new business opportunities and foster strong relationships both internally and externally
- You will be educated to degree level, with relevant professional qualifications and have Chartered Membership of the RTPI.
- You will have experience in a similar role in either consultancy or local authority.
- Knowledge of relevant legislation and its application, as well as effective operation and development of management systems for quality, financial and project controls would be advantageous but not essential.