Principal Planner

Advantage Resourcing
19 Sep 2017
17 Oct 2017
Job Type
Contract Type
Job Title- Principal Planner

Position Category- Construction and Engineering

Location- Staffordshire

A career defining opportunity for an ambitious planning professional looking to build their reputation and portfolio of planning experience in a successful, rapidly growing consultancy based in the Stafford.

What you will do

As our Principal Planner you will:

* Be concise and possess the ability to communicate at all levels, be well organised and efficient, have a positive attitude, be proactive and solve problems to produce well balanced outcomes.
* Provide consistently high professional advice on planning matters to clients, members of the public, Councillors and others as necessary.
* Negotiate with applicants and agents in order to obtain high quality outcomes within given time constraints set out in our contractual arrangements with our core client and a range of external clients.
* Provide concise, accurate, justified and timely reports and recommendations on major planning applications and pre application discussions applying current legislation and policy changes as appropriate.
* Be involved in service improvements and our business operations to ensure resilience competitive edge, efficiency and effectiveness going forward.
* Support your peers and mentor more junior staff to ensure project and team targets are met and knowledge and expertise is shared whilst assisting to secure new and repeat work in the way you deliver projects.
* Be willing to travel to meet our client requirements.
* Be agile, dynamic and have the capability to work in ever changing environments.

Your experience will include:

* Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
* High level of ability to prioritise and manage a workload whilst working flexibly to meet both the commercial and contractual needs of the business.
* Demonstrable experience of working as a senior/principal planning officer or consultant in the public/private sector.
* A high level of knowledge and understanding and application of current and emerging planning legislation.
* Being ambitious to enhance the reputation of the Development Management service for innovation, quality and timeliness of delivery

About the role

As our Principal Planning Consultant, you will be part of an ambitious, successful team providing an extensive range of external clients with high quality, timely and outcome based development management services. There will be opportunities to provide capacity support to our partnership businesses based in Salford, Breckland, North Tyneside and Barnet . You will also be accountable for:

* Processing mainly major planning applications in a timely manner, producing robust reports and recommendations to achieve desired and deliverable outcomes.
* Preparing and presenting evidence on major application appeals for core and external clients.
* Contributing to service improvements to achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness whilst project managing your work to ensure client KPI's are met/exceeded in terms of timeliness and quality of output, adding value wherever possible.
* Contributing to the delivery and improvement of business management systems, procedures and processes.
* Providing support and guidance to peers and more junior staff to distribute knowledge and ensure contemporary planning issues and legislation are cascaded and understood.
* Supporting the growth of the team by making a positive contribution to business development, securing repeat work and applying a commercial lens to all work undertaken and behaviours.;

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