Senior or Principal Planner / Taunton / Planning Consultancy

30000.00 - 40000.00 GBP Annual + Full benefits package
09 Nov 2016
01 Dec 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Penguin: Supporting Planners since 2008

Senior Town Planner / Principal Planner


Leading multi-disciplinary consultancy

??Competitive + Full benefits package

The role

Penguin are pleased to be working with a recognised leading planning consultancy who are looking to recruit a Senior Town Planner or Principal Planner to join the busy team in Taunton. Reporting to a Planning Director the role will offer the successful applicant the ability to manage a range of exciting projects for mainly private sector clients, providing advice from initial feasibility studies, to strategic advice and Development Plan promotions. You will complete detailed planning applications and appeals.

You will be expected to manage a varied workload, assisting Directors on projects for a range of clients while being responsible for the day-to-day management of projects and may have some budgetary accountability. You are expected to provide reliable technical input, delivered in a timely and efficient way. The role also involves business development and client relationship management.

The company work in multi sectors such as Aviation, Commercial, Energy, Environment, Heritage, Leisure, International development, Infrastructure, Education, Residential, Retail, Regeneration & Urban developments. Particular knowledge and experience in the Residential sector would be advantageous.

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.

Job requirements

In order to apply you will demonstrate/hold:-

-Chartered membership with the RTPI

-Planning experience from the Private and/or Public sector

-Experience from a number of different projects, with a continued desire to work across a range of sectors

-Strong communication and interpersonal skills

-Confident in a client facing environment

-Drive & determination with the ability to work under your own initiative to meet client's expectations


- Excellent Salary & Benefits package

- Join a supportive and respected consultancy in the region

- Varied and exciting project profile

- Clear career progression opportunities

If you are looking to work on a number of interesting projects, receive support from an experienced leadership team and have superb career prospects then this is the role for you!

The role attracts a competitive starting salary and benefits package which includes contributory pension, health cover and flexible working options.

To apply!

The Director is keen to meet with interested Planners immediately so please register your interest below by clicking 'apply'.

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COMMUTABLE LOCATIONS: Taunton, Bridgwater, Yeovil, Exeter, Weston-Super-Mare, Bristol