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Director - Town Planning

RPS has been one of the leading Town Planning practices in the UK and Ireland for over 20 years. We have over 100 chartered Town Planners who can provide up to date advice and innovative approaches to obtaining Local Plan allocations, planning permission and other consents for all types of development.

We are successfully delivering planning applications and permissions for some of the UK’s most important strategic development sites and infrastructure projects. Our planners regularly work with the country’s other leading organisations in the development of property and infrastructure and we also provide integrated services drawing on other planning, environmental and design services offered by RPS.

Job Title Director

Main Responsibilities:
• Complete business development, whilst maintain strong working relationships with existing clients
• Represent the company at external meetings as required
• Prepare fee proposals and provide input into tender submissions
• Report review of junior staff members
• Coordinate small/medium & large projects including coordinating project finances, overseeing the production of deliverables in line with the client’s expectations and ensuring delivery is on time
• Line management of Senior Planners
• Ensure that projects are managed to ensure good profitability
• Financial control and billing including responding to client queries and credit control queries in event of non-payment
• Chair Planning Meetings and take a lead role in debates, and ensure their ongoing development through appropriate CPD
• Organise internal CPD sessions as required
• Assist the Planning Director where applicable on project management of multi-disciplinary teams
• Provide input into business plans and attend key planning meetings
Qualifications & Experience Required:
• An RTPI accredited Honours Degree and/or Diploma or Masters Qualification
• A full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
• Excellent knowledge of a technical discipline including the current methods, legislation, techniques and guidance
• Significant experience of delivering consultancy to a range of clients
• Excellent writing skills and ability to provide robust written deliverables on behalf of the business
• Competent user of the complete Microsoft office package
• Knowledge of project management coupled with a solid understanding of financial management
• Great attention to detail and able to prioritise workload (both team and individual)
• Previous line management experience

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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