AECOM Principal/ Associate Town Planner in London, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - London, London - UK
Our Town Planning Practice is recruiting an experienced Principal/ Associate Town Planner in our busy Environment and Sustainability business, which includes Town Planning, EIA and environmental assessment disciplines. The base office would be London.
AECOM is a top ten UK Planning consultancy by size, employing around 70 Chartered or Licentiate Planners, practicing in all areas of the discipline. AECOM is also a worldwide leader in environmental and engineering consultancy and working as a planning consultant within AECOM means access to some of the most high profile and prestigious development projects in the UK.
The Town Planning Practice has a successful track record of delivering a variety of projects alongside our engineering and environmental colleagues throughout the UK. With an exciting portfolio of high-profile infrastructure projects including some notable recent wins, we need to recruit a suitably experienced consultant to assist with this expanding workload.
You will be able to work on a range of prestigious infrastructure projects for our clients in the rail, road, power, water and waste management development sectors. A great team; with interesting and diverse workload, you will be given the opportunity to make the most of your abilities. AECOM operates a freedom to grow policy, helping employees find the working style that suits them. If it works for you, the team and clients, it works for AECOM.
PRIMARY JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
The appropriate level of technical expertise is required in order that the job responsibilities listed below can be carried out to the necessary standard.
The management and successful delivery of major infrastructure projects, including project leadership through the consenting process.
The management and successful delivery of planning applications and post-submission work.
Collaborative working, managing programmes and coordinating multi-disciplinary teams.
The management and development of the Planning Practice, including team management.
Generating opportunities, producing high quality tender documents and winning new business.
Providing planning advice to colleagues and clients including the application of permitted development rights.
Monitoring and managing project budgets
As a staff specialist, serves as a technical specialist for the office in the application of advanced theories, concepts, principles or processes for an assigned area of responsibility (i.e., subject matter, function, type of facility or industry).
Has full technical responsibility for interpreting, organising, executing and coordinating assignments that are more complex than those handled by Planner 4.
Experience of promoting development under the Town & Country Planning Act 1990.
Relevant environmental planning consultancy experience, including consenting infrastructure projects.
Sound knowledge of UK planning policy and legislation and a working knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment legislation.
Technical and commercial project management and project leadership experience.
The confidence and ability to provide clear, authoritative advice.
Ability to work on own initiative and deliver high quality work to-programme and within budget.
Experience of identifying, evaluating and managing planning risk.
Experience of preparation of successful commercial tenders.
Client focused with good interpersonal skills and collaborative working approach.
Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Project.
Full current driving licence.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
The Development Consent Order regime under the Planning Act 2008.
The Transport and Works Act 1992 consenting regime.
Providing project leadership and direction as part of collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams on power, highways or rail infrastructure projects, including an understanding of infrastructure design and delivery.
Identifying and evaluating alternative site and design options.
Management of Environmental Impact Assessment.
Multi-disciplinary consultancy including team development and management, preparing and implementing growth strategies.
- Full Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or an equivalent professional town planning organisation.
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Planning
Business Line Environment
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 250688BR
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.