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Principal Planner - Major Projects - HS2 Team

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Principal Planner - Major Projects - HS2 Team

  • Location:


  • Sector:

    Town Planning

  • Job type:

    Permanent - Full Time

  • Salary:

    £48,894 - 51,402 per year

  • Contact:

    Ben Hitchman

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    02393 876 027

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  • Published:

    30 days ago

  • Expiry date:


  • Startdate:


Principal Town Planning Officer - Major Projects (Local Authority HS2 Team)
Home Counties
£48894 - £51402 per annum
Job Ref - 26080

The Role  
My client is looking to expand their exceptional in-house team, who deal with planning and environmental issues that arise from HS2.
As a Principal Planner, you'll be responsible for a full range of development management matters on the project, whilst also attending meetings focussed on HS2 casework within the community. Working collaboratively with our Planning Team, you'll process HS2 applications and pre-application submissions.
Supporting and leading their wider team, you'll manage a complex caseload of planning and environment work related to HS2. You'll work collaboratively across these areas, as you provide key input into the processes that will determine applications, from the design of infrastructure to liaising with the community and Council Members. You'll ensure a joined-up approach across the Council as you determine applications, and undertake work relating to appeals under the HS2 legislation.
This is a great opportunity to be part of one of the biggest infrastructure projects of the time and this local authority really value career development, and this role offers great exposure to a wide-range of key stakeholders.
Other information
The councils response as an employer to Covid-19 has shaped the way they want to work in the future. Microsoft Teams, Skype, and vlogs from our Senior Leadership Team have all played their part in allowing them to become even more flexible in how, when, and where their teams work.
You'll be entitled to a range of benefits from the Local Authority:
·A very competitive employer pension contribution
·A minimum of 25 days annual leave allowance per year
·A flex-time scheme
·Discounts in local shops, restaurants, and gyms
·Salary sacrifice personal car lease scheme
·The opportunity to gain membership to Costco.
·Travel discounts with Railway Companies
To be successful in this position you MUST BE:
·A Qualified Town Planner with significant experience within a Local Authority Planning Department
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Ben Hitchman on 02393876027
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities but this role is not of interest, please still apply then we can consider you for other positions.