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Senior Town Planner - London

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.

Our London office are seeking to hire a Senior Town Planner to join our established team, seeing you being responsible for managing and overseeing small to medium sized projects from commencement to completion and close out.

The Town Planning division successfully deliver planning applications and permissions for some of the UK’s most important strategic development sites and infrastructure projects. Regularly working 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.

Main Responsibilities:
• Coordinate small and medium projects including coordinating project finances, overseeing the production of deliverables in line with the client’s expectations and ensuring delivery is on time
• Ensure that projects are managed to ensure good profitability
• Represent the company at external events as required and directed including those related to professional membership and business development
• Attend team and business development meetings where appropriate
• Aim to achieve utilisation rate target as agreed with the line manager
• Chair Planning Meetings and take a lead role in debates, and ensure their ongoing development through appropriate CPD
• Organise internal CPD sessions as required
• Develop strong client relationships and coordinate responses to their requests for all services provided by RPS
• Complete timesheet every week in a timely manner, help to assist colleagues where they are under pressure to meet clients’ expectations

Skills, Qualifications & Experience Required:
• An RTPI accredited Honours Degree and/or Diploma or Masters Qualification
• Preferably a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
• Previous Town Planning experience
• Working knowledge of a technical discipline including the current methods, legislation, techniques and guidance
• Hold a degree in a relevant industry related subject
• Previous line management responsibility

What we can offer you
24 days holiday + 8 bank holidays, share and pension schemes, life assurance, group disability, one professional membership covered yearly, ongoing CPD, cycle to work scheme, option to buy up to 5 extra days holiday, BUPA MOT Health check

About RPS Group
RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.
Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.