Senior Planner

London / Birmingham





Level of position

Competitive + benefits

Salary range

Reports: to nominated Partner or Senior Associate
Job purpose summary: Engaged as planning practitioner capable of taking responsibility for defined pieces of work as required to do so in accordance with the project plan.

Key responsibilities and accountabilities

  • Conducting planning activities
  • Ability to provide professional advice direct to clients on questions of project strategy in consultation with Project Partner
  • Maintaining and developing technical knowledge in the field of town planning and technical expertise
  • The ability to write clearly and concisely and to develop arguments in written form
  • Working on projects with a view to meeting agreed client requirements and deadlines in accordance with the QA system
  • Client management and advice in support of Partner and Associate
  • Ability to attend meetings with clients/local planning authorities and other stakeholders as a representative of Rapleys and to liaise directly with other professionals pursuant to effective management and conduct of projects
  • Professional report writing skills; the ability to develop and express an argument clearly and concisely in written form in consultation with Project Partner
  • Attend appeal site visits
  • Maintaining professional membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
  • Responsible for contributing to own continuing professional development through attendance at appropriate training courses and internal CPD sessions and wider reading.

Scope of role (staff, clients, products, equipment)

  • Town planning practitioner within scope of instructions and project plan
  • Able to communicate with client contacts and external bodies/authorities/consultants in respect of project working as required
  • Not to accept direct instruction from clients without reference to Associate or Partner.

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