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Job Title: Town Planner

Location: Altrincham or Theale

Salary: Negotiable depending on experience

Job Type: Full Time, Perm

Having played a major part in the UK Telecoms industry for over 20 years, our client is a dynamic infrastructure delivery and management consultancy who service some of the biggest names in the UK Telecoms industry.

Due to continued growth and expansion, they are now looking to recruit an Town Planner to join their well-established team, to be based either at their office in Altrincham or Theale.

Role Requirements for a Graduate Planner/ Planner

The day-to-day responsibilities of a planner will vary by organisation and sector but typically include:

  • Drafting planning applications and appeals.
  • Assisting clients throughout the planning process.
  • Undertaking regular community engagement, committee meetings and public examinations.
  • Communicating with all stakeholders involved in the planning process.
  • Site visits and client meetings (although the work is largely office based).
  • Travelling within the working day may be required occasionally.
  • Overseas work may be required with some planning practices.

Key responsibilities

As a graduate planner you are likely to have a combination of the following responsibilities, which will vary by organisation:

  • Managing a range of planning applications, appeals and pre-application enquiries.
  • Assessing planning applications and monitoring outcomes.
  • Researching and designing planning policies to guide development.
  • Developing parks in a sustainable way.
  • Redesigning street layouts.
  • Creating energy efficient and affordable homes.
  • Enforcing planning controls.
  • Hearing concerns about planning proposals.
  • Writing reports with recommendations

Key skills

The core skills you’ll typically need as a graduate planner include:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Strong client liaison skills
  • Expert negotiation skills
  • Project management skills
  • Solid report writing skills
  • GIS systems and CAD software skills
  • Ability to analyse complex data
  • Understanding of the UK planning process