Principal Town Planning Consultant

5 days left

29 Jan 2019
26 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Carrington West are assisting their local authority client based in London in their search for a Principal Town Planner to join their DM department on a permanent basis.

About the role

As a Principal Planning Consultant, you will be part of an ambitious, successful team providing our clients with high quality, timely and outcome based Development Management services. You will also be accountable for:

??Processing major planning applications in a timely manner, producing robust reports and recommendations to achieve desired and deliverable outcomes.

??Undertaking pre application discussions on major proposals, some under Planning Performance Agreements, being proactive and problem solving to achieve deliverable outcomes in addition to preparing and presenting evidence on appeals for external clients.

??Contributing to service improvements to achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness whilst project managing your work to ensure client KPI's are met/exceeded in terms of timeliness and quality of output, adding value wherever possible.

??Contributing to the delivery and improvement of business management systems, procedures and processes.

??Providing support and guidance to peers and more junior staff to distribute knowledge and ensure contemporary planning issues and legislation are cascaded and understood.

??Supporting the growth of the team by making a positive contribution to business development, securing repeat work and applying a commercial lens to all work undertaken and behaviours

What you will do

As our Principal Planning Consultant, you will;

??Be concise and possess the ability to communicate at all levels, be well organised and efficient, have a positive attitude, be proactive and solve problems to produce well balanced outcomes.

??Provide consistently high quality professional advice on planning matters to clients, members of the public, Councillors and others as necessary.

??Negotiate with applicants and a wide range of stakeholders in order to obtain high quality outcomes within given time constraints set out in our contractual arrangements with clients.

??Provide concise, accurate, justified and timely reports and recommendations on major planning applications and pre application discussions applying current legislation and policy changes as appropriate.

??Ability to keep up to date with current and emerging policy development at a local, regional and national level so that clients are in a strong position to benefit from existing policies and potential changes.

??Support your peers and mentor more junior staff to ensure project and team targets are met and knowledge and expertise is shared whilst assisting to secure new and repeat work in the way you deliver projects.

??Be involved in service improvements and our business operations to ensure resilience competitive edge, efficiency and effectiveness going forward.

??Be willing to travel to meet our client requirements. Driving license required.

??Be agile, dynamic and have the capability to work in ever changing environments.

Carrington West Pay Rate - GBP45k+

If you feel that you are right for this job technically, but the salary/rate, location or seniority does not suit you specifically then please still feel free to send us your CV. We constantly recruit for roles very similar to this one at all levels UK Wide. We are always keen to chat with you discreetly about your employment situation.

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