Current Vacancies

Senior Planner/Associate - Darlington

Job Description:

To provide high quality planning advice and support to private and public sector clients as part of a busy team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Undertake planning research and analysis.
  • Provide accurate and timely planning advice to clients.
  • Prepare planning appraisals of land, buildings and concepts.
  • Prepare planning applications, including planning statements.
  • Contribute to the preparation and editing of consultant reports which support planning applications including Design & Access statements, sustainability statements.
  • Liaise with planning officers, employees of consultee organisations and third parties.
  • Liaise and maintain good working relationships with clients and fellow professionals.
  • Assist in drawing up, presenting and negotiating competitive proposals.
  • Assist in developing creative and original solutions to satisfy all parties.
  • Write complex reports, interpreting data and making clear and relevant recommendations.
  • Ensure compliance with planning regulations.
  • Communicate effectively with clients and colleagues.
  • Maintain an awareness of market conditions and the impact of government policies.
  • Keep informed about documents relating to planning policy and practice.

Candidate Profile:

  • Attention to detail, focused and accurate.
  • Thrives under pressure, can work to tight deadlines and can manage competing priorities.
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Team player and willing to provide support advice to other team members when required.
  • Strives to deliver an exceptional level of service to clients at all times.
  • Excellent written and communication skills.
  • Presentable, and with good presentation skills.
  • Ability to front client work and retain clients passed on to them.
  • Ability to develop good working relationships with team members and clients.
  • MRTPI, MRICS or equivalent qualification (essential)
  • Planning Consultancy and / or Local Government Authority experience (essential)
  • Detailed and applied knowledge of the British Town Planning system (essential)
  • Working knowledge of current planning legislation, trends and topics (essential)
  • Technically competent in discipline (essential)
  • Experience preparing and managing site appraisals, planning applications, appeals and written representations on planning policy (essential)
  • Experience managing multiple competing planning projects for key clients (essential)
  • Experience selecting and managing a project team and coordinating technical input (essential)
  • Demonstrated ability to generate business opportunities (essential)

Application Details:

Please apply via e-mail enclosing a CV and your current salary details to:

Jennifer Longstaff
Jennifer.Longstaff@savills.com

Salary details available upon application, commensurate with experience and skills.

You are also invited to complete the following: Equal Opportunities Monitoring Information Form

The Company is an Equal Opportunities Employer. View our Equality and Diversity Policy.

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Key contacts

Jennifer Longstaff

Jennifer Longstaff

Associate Director
Rural, Energy & Projects Division

Savills Darlington

+44 (0) 1325 370 516

+44 (0) 1325 370 516