Senior Planning Consultant - Minerals and Waste
A career defining opportunity for an ambitious planning professional looking to build their reputation and portfolio of planning experience in a successful, rapidly growing consultancy based in the North West and Midlands.
About the role
As our Senior Planning Consultant, you will part be involved in preparing planning policy and providing expert advice on minerals and waste planning applications, supporting work on community engagement and undertaking sustainability appraisal as well as generating new business and managing of core projects. You will also be accountable for:
*Supporting the Group Leader, taking responsibility for managing individual projects and ensuring they are delivered to a high standard and within agreed timescale and budget.
*Managing individual projects associated with the preparation of complex planning policy documents, including policy development, evidence gathering and research, report, technical waste data analysis, sustainability appraisal and consultation.
*Providing expert advice and technical understanding on complex planning/development management applications and consultations.
*Representing clients as an expert witness on planning appeals and examinations in to the soundness of plans
*Contributing to service improvements to achieve cost efficiency and effectiveness whilst project managing your work to ensure client KPI's are met/exceeded in terms of timeliness and quality of output, adding value wherever possible.
*Contributing to the delivery and improvement of business management systems, procedures and processes.
Urban Vision is a Joint Venture Partnership between Capita, Salford City Council and Galliford Try. We are based in Eccles, within the Salford district of Greater Manchester employing approximately 330 staff in a wide range of integrated professional support services solutions. Capabilities include a full range of property surveying and management disciplines, full design and cost control services, extensive highways and civil engineering design capability plus town planning, development management and planning policy and consultancy services.
Urban Vision forms a subsidiary of Capita Plc which is the UK's leading provider of business process management and integrated professional support service solutions, with 68,000 staff across the UK, Europe, South Africa and India.
What you will do
As our Senior Planning Consultant you will:
*Be concise and possess the ability to communicate at all levels, be well organised and efficient, have a positive attitude, be proactive and solve problems to produce well balanced outcomes.
*Provide consistently high professional advice on planning matters to clients, members of the public, Councillors and others as necessary.
*Contribute to stakeholder engagement and analysis of consultation results in line current regulations.
*Develop planning policy relating to clients needs on minerals and waste matters, ensuring development is based on robust and sound evidence which will stand up to scrutiny at examination and is in line with current national and European legislation.
*Be involved in service improvements and our business operations to ensure resilience competitive edge, efficiency and effectiveness going forward.
*Support your peers and mentor more junior staff to ensure project and team targets are met and knowledge and expertise is shared whilst assisting to secure new and repeat work in the way you deliver projects.
Your experience will include
*Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
*High level of ability to prioritise and manage a workload whilst working flexibly to meet both the commercial and contractual needs of the business.
*Demonstrable experience of working as a senior planning officer or consultant in the public/private sector.
*A high level of knowledge and understanding and application of current and emerging planning legislation.
*Being ambitious to enhance the reputation of the Minerals and Waste Planning service for innovation, quality and timeliness of delivery.
What's in it for you?
This is an exciting time in our development as we build on our reputation as a leading provider of statutory planning services in the UK. Join us now and help shape our offer while continuing to deliver a first rate planning service to our existing clients. We will motivate you to perform at your peak, recognising your achievements and rewarding them appropriately. As well as a generous basic salary we also offer you 20 day's holiday, discretionary annual bonus, company pension scheme and access to voluntary benefit options including; child care vouchers, share save scheme, life assurance, holiday buy and many more designed to suit your own personal lifestyle.
Our business is an established and respected player in the property and infrastructure consultancy markets, capable of challenging the 'status quo' and delivering outstanding client facing results.
Our culture is one of promotion according to talent and impact, not time served in the business. Ambition is expected and rewarded.
We invest heavily in our people, recognising that our staff are our most valuable asset. Individual training plans and accelerated schemes foster an environment of continual personal development.
What we hope you will do next
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Capita operates as an equal opportunities employer and we welcome all applications regardless of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, disability, age, political opinions or trade union membership