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Senior/Principal Town Planner

  1. Cities & development
  2. Leeds, Manchester
R-117021

Planning a better future for our communities.

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 are looking for experienced Town Planners at Senior/Principal level to help to support the growth of our successful and progressive team in the North of England and use your talents to assist us in delivering a variety of major infrastructure and development projects for our clients.

You might know us for the great work we do across our huge variety of projects. It's thanks to our people's combined diversity of thought, expertise and knowledge that we can continue to make a difference worldwide. And when you join us, you'll be a part of this genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone's voice is valued and treated equally.

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.  Progress with your career interests in delivery works across the diverse range of our clients. These include Energy and Water companies, Environment Agency, National Highways, Homes England, High Speed 2, Ministry of Defence, DLUHC, Network Rail, Transport for the North, Transport for London, West of England Combined Authority and the GLA and many others such as LEPs, local authorities and private developers. Our colleagues also lead international development work for funding institutions and government bodies.

Your purpose:

Responsibilities and requirements:

  • Acting as Planning Lead on projects across a range of markets and sectors.
  • Being actively involved in bid preparation, tender submissions and framework responses.
  • Acting as lead consultant for multi-disciplinary projects and taking responsibility for project management and project delivery.
  • Providing support to junior colleagues and the Planning team leaders.
  • Works in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment with colleagues in environmental, engineering and design disciplines across the wider AtkinsRéalis (UK and international).
  • Engage with market and client leads to support business growth and development opportunities.

What you can bring:

  • A relevant Planning degree and either RTPI membership is desirable.
  • You must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, determined and resilient.
  • Work under pressure, with excellent time management and success in meeting tight deadlines. Manage and work on multiple assignments delivering outputs on time and within budget.
  • Understanding of TCPA, DCO, TWAO or equivalent applications.
  • Experience with the Environment Impact Assessment process.
  • Experience and knowledge in Strategic Planning and Planning policy.
  • Work well as part of multi-disciplinary teams with the confidence to input effectively as an individual across a range of projects, consenting and strategic planning, and a range of geographies.
  • Prepare accurate and well-presented reports to a high standard.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to internal and external clients.
  • Demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss planning issues.
  • Flexibly apply knowledge and experience to a wide variety of planning-related tasks.
  • Demonstrable ability to develop client relationships.
  • Experience in work winning and supporting market growth.

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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. 

New name, new era. We are AtkinsRéalis. It will take some time for all our information to update – you can still refer to our fantastic benefits via the link below: 

YourReward at AtkinsRéalis (atkinsrealis.com) 

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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