Senior Town Planning Consultant - Bristol, UK

12 Jul 2016
30 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
CH2M is a global leader in consulting, design and programme management. We love to tackle complex challenges, and we know that our best solutions come out of close, trusted partnerships with our clients and the communities we touch.

We are looking to appoint a Senior Town Planner to join our team and lead projects for our key clients.

CH2M has an impressive and thriving Transport Planning business in the West Midlands, with the responsibility of delivering a wide range of project work for strategic and local authority public sector clients. Our Clients include Highways England, HS2 and a number of local authorities through Frameworks such as Bristol City Council and Worcestershire County Council.
We are looking to appoint a Senior Town Planner to join our team and lead projects for our key clients.
Job Responsibilities include:
• Technical contributions to projects throughout the UK.
• Training and mentoring of team members.
• Undertake research and analysis.
• Prepare planning appraisals of land, buildings and concepts.
• Prepare planning applications, including planning statements.
• Preparation of appeal and Inquiry documents.
• Liaise with and attend meetings with clients, planning officers, employees of consultee organisations and third parties.
• Ensure compliance with planning regulations.
• Develop creative and original solutions to satisfy all parties.
• Maintain an awareness of market conditions and the impact of government policies.
• Preparation of tender responses.
• Undertaking evidence base studies (housing assessments, employment land reviews, infrastructure assessments etc.).
• Preparation of strategy and policy documents.

The minimum qualifications for this position are:
• A relevant planning degree.
• Chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
• Relevant post qualification experience in a planning role, ideally in both the public and private sectors.
• A sound, in-depth knowledge of planning law and procedures, including the planning system at national, regional and local levels.
• Experience in the management and delivery of multi-disciplinary planning projects.
• Excellent project management skills for multi-disciplinary projects.
• Proven ability to manage budgets.
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.
• Flexibility to work in other UK offices according to workload demands.
• Full clean driving licence (preferable).

Our Culture:  Safety & health conscious, flexible working conditions, collaborative & friendly with regular social activities. We're full of initiatives for creating a diverse and interesting place for professionals to work, as well as individuals wanting to advance their career. We support and encourage our people to go through their professional qualifications. To get ahead we also have our JUMP network for aspiring junior to mid-level CH2Mers. 

Our CH2M Foundation are renowned for supporting and helping to nurture sustainable communities. We partner 'Engineers without Borders', 'Water for People' and 'Bridges to Prosperity'. We're STEM ambassadors. We promote WISE (Women in Science & Engineering), we also have our own women's engineering network to promote equality in our industry.

Take a look around our site to see some of the iconic projects we are involved in all around the world! Soon you could be part of award winning CH2M.

Please note that for this role we are only considering applications from candidates with valid working rights for the UK.  CH2M will not sponsor an employment visa to fill this position. 

Job Location CH2M, BristolBristol, GB
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