Planning Consultant

Job Details
  • 4119
  • Owen Devenport
  • Colwyn Bay
  • Permanent, Full Time
  • Up to £30,000 and potentially negotiable + excellent benefits

Planning Consultant

Applications invited from professionals with an RTPI accredited degree in either town planning, environmental planning or equivalent. Whether you are looking to kick start your career or you have experience within the planning and development sector and seeking your next challenge, this is a brilliant career opportunity to be part of our busy town planning consultancy Owen Devenport, located in the beautiful region of North Wales, the adventure capital of Europe.

The Company

With offices in Anglesey and Colwyn Bay, Owen Devenport delivers high quality advice and support to clients, ensuring that the schemes we work on are successful, and that we provide excellent customer service with a quality approach.

We are a small tight knit team with a relaxed and fun workplace culture. We support and encourage the professional and career development of all our employees. We are also an ambitious firm and aim to grow our practice. We are looking for a team member who will be able to help us achieve our ambitions, and who enjoys working on a wide variety of interesting projects, from small scale independent schemes to larger development projects.

What will this role of Planning Consultant entail?

As a Planning Consultant, you will utilise your technical planning knowledge, either gained through your degree studies or proven experience within the sector, to undertake the production of project documents and manage planning schemes to the highest standard in accordance with project timescales in relation to planning applications, planning policy analysis, inputting into planning appeals / public inquiries, and any other planning work as required.

You’ll work on various projects, from planning applications and appeals, to land availability assessments, sustainability appraisals and strategic environmental assessments, and providing other technical planning expertise to projects and proposals.

You’ll play a supporting role in attracting new clients and proposals, engaging in effective planning marketing activities, and co-ordinating and managing sub consultants.

What will I need in order to be considered for this Planning Consultant role?

  • An RTPI accredited degree in town planning, environmental planning or equivalent
  • Knowledge of national and local authority planning policies and of the planning system
  • Good self-management and project management skills
  • Strong command of the English language, both written and verbal
  • Full UK driving licence

Although not essential, being a Fully Chartered or Licentiate Member of the RTPI or RICS, or the ability to embark on the path to Chartership would be highly advantageous for this role, as would proven experience within the planning and development sector.

What will I receive in return?

As a Planning Consultant, you’ll receive a salary in the region of £20,000 to £30,000, level dependent on experience and qualifications, although there may be room for negotiation for those with significant experience or Chartered status.

You’ll also receive a range of benefits including pension scheme, annual leave entitlement which grows with length of service and a company performance-based bonus following first year of employment.

You’ll be employed on a permanent, full time contract, and dependent on your preference will be based at either the office in Anglesey or Colwyn Bay. Travel will be required across the region.

All applications for this Planning Consultant are to be submitted online.

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