Principal Planner

Vivid Resourcing
£45k +
23 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My Client require an experienced Principal Planner to be located in Birmingham.

The appointed candidate will join a progressive team of planners, environmentalist and engineers which has established links with our energy, transport, design businesses. Our work involves infrastructure and development projects in most sectors. Our client base includes major private and public sector developers and operators on some of the largest and most complex infrastructure projects in the UK

The position requires a Chartered Planner, combining an excellent track record in planning with particular experience in providing advice to our growing markets in the development, transportation, energy and water sectors. Experience in the minerals or waste sectors would be an advantage. In addition, the successful candidate will be commercially aware and familiar with managing budgets as part of project delivery.


Preparation of planning applications and supporting documents
Provision of planning advice to external and internal clients
Identification, development and pursuit of new business and marketing opportunities in a range of sectors
Costing and managing commercial element of projects
Preparation of tender responses
Management, including financial management, of projects
Mentoring of junior staff


A relevant planning degree
Chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute
Relevant post qualification experience in a planning role
A sound, in-depth knowledge of planning law and procedures, including the changing planning system at national and local levels
Experience in the management and delivery of multi-disciplinary planning projects
Proven ability to manage budgets
Capability to work alongside and co-ordinate a range of technical specialists providing input into planning submissions and EIAs
Consultancy experience is an advantage, as is a need to demonstrate commercial expertise.

The Individual

The successful applicant must be flexible and self-motivated and be expected to demonstrate the following:

Good communication skills, with ability to draft reports to a high standard
Ability to work under pressure, and have proven success in meeting tight deadlines
Confident team worker, but able to work with limited supervision
Commercial awareness and business development skills.

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