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Associate Town Planner

  1. Cities & development
  2. Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield
R-106619

Welcome to AtkinsRéalis. AtkinsRéalis is one of the world’s leading multi-disciplinary consultancy firms offering unparalleled opportunities for talented individuals in search of a rewarding career. At AtkinsRéalis we offer more than just a job. We offer an opportunity to make a difference and shape the world to benefit future generations and the environment. We have a strong Equality, Diversity and Inclusion ethos.

You'll join one of the UK's leading planning consultancies at the forefront of thought leadership in sustainable infrastructure and development, from Net Zero to ESG, Biodiversity Net Gain and digital transformation. We care about outcomes for our clients and the unprecedented challenges they face including climate change, social inclusion and rapid urbanisation. The work we do is important and influential: it shapes the way our clients think, enables them to make better decisions and to deliver their projects in a world of disruption and change. Great ideas come from great people when they collaborate – this is our core strength.

We are looking for an experienced Planning Consultant at Principal/ Associate level to broaden our successful and progressive team of Planning and Environmental Consultants in the North of England. Our Planning and Environmental team (c600) are based throughout the UK including Manchester, Warrington, Leeds, Sheffield, York, Birmingham, Bristol, Belfast, Cardiff, Epsom, Glasgow, Edinburgh and London.

Our team is one of the UK’s leading planning and environmental assessment consultancies, at the forefront of thought-leadership in planning and delivery of infrastructure and development and the use of digital data to support our work. We influence government thinking on infrastructure delivery and provide planning advice in the UK to central and devolved governments and their agencies, local authorities, major landowners including utilities and the private sector.

The team is strongly integrated with our transport, energy, engineering and design businesses. We are currently providing planning and environmental support on major UK projects for clients. These include a number of water companies across the UK including Yorkshire Water and Anglian Water, significant rail projects including for Network Rail and HS2, in addition to major road schemes for National Highways. We are also leading the delivery of schemes for new homes and supporting infrastructure on a range of complex sites for Homes England. Our team also continue to advise on and support local authorities to deliver projects around their growth agenda. We continue to expand our presence in the energy and renewables market where we are building on successes with hydrogen generation (for example Hynet at Ellesmere Port) and electricity transmission (e.g. National Grid) and floating offshore wind (e.g. Kincardine OWF). We also provide strategic planning advice in the UK to central government and its agencies, local enterprise partnerships, local authorities, combined authorities and the private sector.

The position requires a candidate that combines an excellent track record in planning with experience in the delivery of a range of infrastructure and development projects with excellent business and people skills.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of applications for a range of planning applications, also providing support on applications under TCPA, Development Consent Orders and Transport Works Act Orders.
  • Prepare and implement planning strategies to deliver projects and development proposals & delivering high quality advice, reports and presentations based on sound and robust quantitative and qualitative analysis.
  • Deliver evidence base studies and site appraisals to support policy development, planning consenting and master planning projects capable of withstanding scrutiny at examination.
  • Drafting, checking and reviewing high quality supporting reports & negotiation of planning submissions successfully through the consenting process.
  • Develop client network and collaborate with colleagues across AtkinsRéalis to win work including through formal tenders and bids & manage project inputs from other technical disciplines within AtkinsRéalis and external consultants.

Requirements:

  • A degree or post graduate qualification in Town and Country Planning (RTPI accredited) with Chartered membership of RTPI.
  • Detailed relevant experience working in consultancy, a local authority planning team, or similar.
  • A sound, in-depth knowledge of planning law and procedures & sound commercial awareness and proven ability to manage project budgets.
  • Proven experience in managing and delivering multi-disciplinary projects; ability and aptitude to work alongside and coordinate internal and external technical specialists with strong report writing, verbal and presentation skills, and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss planning, development and environmental issues.
  • Proven experience of building successful relationships with internal and external stakeholders along with ability to check and review complex documents and summarise and present key issues in a clear and concise way, understandable to non-specialists.

Training

AtkinsRéalis develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual appraisal process.

What we offer?

AtkinsRéalis recognise that there are many well qualified people who are looking to further their career, but who cannot commit to full time employment. We support flexible working arrangements and are interested to discuss how we can accommodate individual requirements.  As part of this commitment, we understand the need for a diverse and flexible workforce, where a work-life balance is important. So, by default AtkinsRéalis offers flexible working, where there is no fixed 9 ‘till 5, no need for a 5-day week, no requirement for a full-time contract, and no requirement to spend all your working time in the office.

Rewards and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary that is regularly tested against other consultants with a default 25-days leave each year plus bank holidays and options to buy some or sell of that leave. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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Training:

AtkinsRéalis is committed to developing its people both personally and professionally. Our colleagues have the advantage of access to a high ranging training portfolio and development activities designed to help make the best of individual’s abilities and talents. We also actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Additional Information:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. The vetting process is delivered by United Kingdom Security Vetting (UKSV) and may require candidates to provide proof of residency in the UK of 5 years or longer. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

We are committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves, thrive and develop. To help embed inclusion for all, from day one, we offer a range of family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements and employee networks to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures and ability.

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