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Town Planner (Abingdon)

Position: Town Planner
Based: Abingdon
Type: Full-Time, Permanent

RPS is looking for a Planner to provide town planning consultancy services based at our Abingdon HQ. This is a brand-new role within the Planning Team and due to growth in work we have won you?ll have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects within the RPS Planning Team. Ideally you will have some experience of working within Town Planning and be a confident communicator with great client relationship skills.

Key Responsibilities:
Working on projects with a view to meeting agreed client requirements and deadlines in accordance with the QA system.
Client management and advice to support the roles of Directors and Associates.
Attend meetings with clients/local planning authorities and other stakeholders as a representative of RPS 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 Director.
Attend site visits, consultation events, conferences and other out of office events.
Contributing as instructed to the management and business development of the team.
Provision of professional advice (in writing and verbally) directly to clients.
Able to communicate effectively with client contacts and external bodies/authorities/ consultants in respect of project working as required.
Taking responsibility for the management of some projects, including invoicing and budget management.

Ideal Skills/Experience:
Chartered membership of the RTPI or close to achieving this.
Undergraduate degree in planning or similar subject
Experience of working in a similar role
Able to demonstrate excellent technical knowledge and expertise in the field of Town Planning including the application of planning policy
Excellent report writing and communication skills

What we offer you
We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and commitment to on-going CPD.

About RPS Group
RPS is all about making complex easy. We are a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 people worldwide. We benefit from the scale of business that allows us to work on large and exciting projects and, at the same time, we retain a local presence in our markets which fosters positive engagement with our clients.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.