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Planning Consent Manager/Development Manager

United Kingdom
Remote Working
Remote Working
Job Type
8 Sep 2022

Planning Consent Manager/ Development Manager

UK (commutable distance of offices in East Yorkshire, Derby, Surrey or remote working)

Competitive salary + benefit package

Our client is a leading consultancy who provide engineering and professional planning services to the power sector. They specialise in the design and survey of Overhead Lines, Underground Cables, and Substation Systems from LV to EHV in the UK and internationally.

The role

We are looking for an experienced town/DCO planner or Development Manager to deliver the planning and consenting aspects of major green energy projects. Experience of planning and consenting linear infrastructure requiring Development Consent Orders (or equivalent stature) for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects is preferred, however experience on localised and S.37 planning projects would also be considered.

  • Provision of pre and post-application planning advice together with enhancing processes and systems to deliver major schemes involving high voltage overhead lines, underground cables, and substations across the UK

  • Successful delivery of projects involving planning, GIS, and design activities

  • Ability to co-ordinate internal design, technical and planning teams

  • Great communication with project teams and client, attendance and presentation at meetings and workshops

  • A track record of reviewing, producing, and contributing to internal and external reports and planning application documentation

  • Pro-active engagement, management, and monitoring of sub-contractors

  • Support to tender proposals, costs, and programmes

  • Ability to mentor, guide, and train others

The candidate

We are looking for an ambitious and dynamic individual with a passion for green energy.

  • Enthusiastic and with experience in infrastructure planning and consenting with:

    • Management and delivery of projects involving conceptual design, optioneering, submission and consent

    • Sound understanding of processes and requirements (DCO experience preferable)

    • Understanding of UK planning legislation (beneficial)

  • Planning, environmental, geography or project management degree level, member of (or working towards) a professional body

  • Self-motivated, able to work individually or as a team, flexible approach to work which could entail working in other offices or virtual working

  • Ability to think spatially across different disciplines with strong attention to detail

  • Strong organisational and time management skills, numerate, good report writing skills

  • Prepare and check project documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance with the project scope

  • Experience with GIS is beneficial

  • Must have a valid UK car driving licence (or one acceptable to our clients insurers)

Why join our client?

This is a great opportunity to join a well-established high performing team who can offer a good work life balance. This is backed up by the fact that senior members of the planning team have been in the team on average 10 years. Over the past two years the team has invested in itself, doubling in size with the aim of continuing to grow as the work from their key clients ramps up.

They can offer the successful individual a unique opportunity to work at the UK's leading multi-disciplinary Survey, Design and Engineering Consultancy in the Utilities sector whose core values are Trust, Safety, Humility, Capability, Problem Solving, Accountability and Recognition.

Further to this their company culture gives a lot of autonomy, respect and flexibility for those who join them and as it's not a large organisation you can benefit from being recognised and valued as an individual rather than just being another number.

  • Competitive remuneration

  • Company Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows

  • Cycle to work/childcare voucher schemes

  • Flexible working arrangements

If you are interested to learn more, apply now by submitting your CV or contact Dean Forster at Tempest Jones.

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  • Job Reference: 707325772-2
  • Date Posted: 8 September 2022
  • Recruiter: Tempest Jones
    Tempest Jones
  • Location: United Kingdom
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Job Type: Permanent