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Town Planner from Assistant up to Principal level - Yorkshire

  • Location:

    England, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Residential Development & Town Planning

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £25,000 - £55,000 per annum + negotiable, benefits, bonus

  • Job ref:

    JN -022024-81366_1709223394

  • Published:

    29 February 2024

  • Expiry date:

    29 April 2024

  • Start date:


Are you looking for a change or to diversify the work you are doing at the moment, to advance your career? Cobalt is collaborating with a planning consultancy team based in Yorkshire, whose team is part of a wider multidisciplinary. They are in search of two Town Planners to join their team - one at Assistant or Planner-level, and another at Senior or Principal Planner where you'll have the opportunity to work on renewables, including windfarms, solar, BESS, as well as some commercial and residential applications - albeit slightly less of this. This role could suit someone who is soon to become MRTPI, up to Principal-level. With a more experienced team member going client side, and an exceptionally busy pipeline - they are needing two new hires.

They are a very friendly and hard-working team who have an excellent reputation. With a very active Director and MD, there is a focus on excellent planning work and client-relationships, but less on business development, as they have many ongoing retained clients - so as you progress this will not be a barrier for promotion.

Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

·For more senior candidates, leading on projects, assisting in delegating and starting to take on leadership role; for more junior candidates - assisting seniors on major projects and managing own caseload of smaller and medium-scale applications.

·Continuing to maintain relationships with clients in providing accurate advice and communicating effectively.

·Dealing with pre-apps and manage planning applications through the development process.

·Communicating and negotiating with clients, stakeholders and local regularly.

Ideally, you should possess:

·Between 18 months up to fifteen years of experience in planning, preferably within consultancy, although local planning authority (LPA) experience will be considered.

·For more senior hires, ideally some experience in managing renewables applications.

·A strong skill set and expertise in development management and strategic planning.

·MRTPI or close to submitting.

·Excellent written communication skills and strong interpersonal abilities.

In return for your dedication, you will receive a competitive salary and benefits package, and in a high trust environment, there will only be the need to work from the office twice a week.

Please apply here or give me (Kate) a call to discuss. My client is looking to find the right candidate as soon as possible - so if in doubt, do get in touch. I also have other clients and roles that may be of interest.

If you do not hear anything back within one week, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion, but I will retain your details for future roles.