Senior Town Planner

Posted 04 May 2023
Salary £30k - 50k per year
LocationGreater London
Job type Permanent - Full Time
DisciplineTown Planning
Contact NameTullula Farrell

Job description

Rapleys is currently enjoying a sustained period of growth across all divisions of the business. To this end our Planning division is looking for knowledgeable and passionate professionals to fill a number of new vacancies in our Birmingham, Bristol and London offices. 
We need Associates, Senior Planners and Planners to provide town planning advice and consultancy services for clients across a variety of industries including retail, healthcare, residential, automotive & roadside and commercial.
This is truly an exciting time to join Rapleys as we continue our expansion and development plan.
Key responsibilities (depending on seniority of appointment):
·Conducting planning activities as directed by the Project Co-ordinator.
·Preparing planning applications and planning appeals as well as liaising and negotiating with planning officers, clients and third parties.
·Assessing projects for both risk and feasibility, inputting into company investment decisions.
·Working on projects with a view to meeting agreed client requirements and deadlines in accord with the QA system.
·Attendance at meetings, planning committees, pre and post application public consultations.
·Managing budgetary constraints imposed on projects/instructions and to work effectively within the constraints of the instruction.
·Ensuring compliance with local planning regulations.
·Writing reports, interpreting data, and making recommendations.
·Demonstrating business development skills through effective client management, networking events and using planning expertise to identify short- and long-term prospects.
·Possessing sound knowledge and understanding of project management and interdisciplinary working arrangements.
·RTPI/MRTPI qualified or working towards
·Technical knowledge in the field of town planning and associated legislation, procedures and standards.
·The ability to write clearly and concisely and to develop arguments in written form and through debate/discussion.
·Responsible for contributing to own continuing professional development through attendance at appropriate training courses and internal CPD sessions and wider reading.
·The ability to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.