Principal Town Planner

Principal Town Planner

Location Multiple locations across the UK
Job Type Permanent
Salary 50-65k

Job Description

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Town Planner to further their career in a highly motivated and inspirational environment.

Main Duties

  • Responsible for securing statutory consents, prepare consent documents, working with Local Authorities, statutory bodies and other transport authorities
  • Managing an extensive consents portfolio, in part thought the use of a central project consents register, ensuring that all required consents are applied for in accordance with project programmes
  • Managing and coordinating the applications, negotiations and implementation of all necessary consents 
  • Provide technical guidance to discipline teams 
  • Develop innovative solutions to consent problems
  • Responsible for mentoring and development of staff
  • Responsible for the allocation of work to designers including utilisation 
  • Collaborate with international technical design teams in the delivery of consents
  • Contributing to business development, network development, and work winning. 


  • Management and co-ordination of complex projects
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver planning, environmental and highway related consents 
  • Experience undertaking deliverable checks and reviews as part of the quality assurance process
  • Collaborating with Local Authorities, statutory bodies and other transport authorities to ensure proactive delivery of consents
  • Experience in a variety of licensing, consent types and consenting regimes
  • Chartered Town Planner (RTPI), with additional professional memberships optional

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