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Job Title: Town Planner

Location: Altrincham or Theale

Salary £60k-£65k 

Senior Planning Consultant / Town Planner

To work effectively as part of a multi-disciplined team of Surveyors, Designers and Project Support, identifying suitable deployment
sites and acquiring the necessary planning approvals on behalf of the client. Liaise with various stakeholders in relation to obtaining
planning approvals.

▪ Manage a portfolio of sites with full responsibility for ensuring that planning applications and appeals are successful
▪ Have a thorough understanding of Town & Country Planning legislation, relevant sections of the Telecommunications Act
including:
▪ NPPF/SPP/NPF3; T&CP (E) (GPD) (A) (No.2) Order 2013, Part 24/T&CP (S) (GPD) (A) Order 2014 Part
20, Class 67; Code of Best Practice/PAN 62/TAN19
▪ Telecommunications Act (1984)/Electronic Communications Code (2003)
▪ relevant planning legislation such as Town and Country Planning Act
▪ Work closely with Project Managers, Surveyors, Designers & other key stakeholders
▪ Provide high-quality, professional planning advice to both internal and external stakeholders
▪ High-level reporting as required by internal & external stakeholders
▪ Provide ongoing suggestions for improvements to existing workflows/practices that add value to our processes and client
satisfaction
▪ Ensure the timely & accurate recording of information on internal and client databases by all direct reports
▪ Provide coaching, training & mentoring as required to various project employees

Degree qualified in Town Planning or a related discipline
▪ Membership of the RTPI or progressing application highly desirable
▪ Both private & public sector town planning experience desirable
▪ Demonstrated Planning experience within the Telecoms industry essential
▪ Excellent communication skills – both verbal & written
▪ Ability to handle heavy workload & competing priorities
▪ Effective negotiation skills with the ability to influence stakeholders at all levels
▪ Demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships with all relevant stakeholders
▪ Flexible & professional approach to work and be a team player
▪ A critical eye for detail and accuracy, and the ability to follow issues through to a satisfactory conclusion
▪ Strong analytical skills
▪ Strong commercial awareness & business acumen
▪ Self-motivated, confident & organised
▪ Sound IT skills including Microsoft Office, particularly in Excel
▪ Have a full driving licence and be able to attend site visits, client meetings and planning meetings as required including
overnight stays, occasional long journeys and evening planning committee meetings when workload dictates.