Senior Planner or Associate (Bristol)

  • Job Reference: RH/886982
  • Date Posted: 27 March 2018
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Bristol
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: Car/Allowance, generous bonus scheme
  • Sector: Town & Country Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

A progressive opportunity has arisen for a Senior Planner or Associate Planner to join a well-respected consultancy in Bristol. You will be working as part of an established team based in city centre offices a short walk from Temple Meads train station. This organisation has a national presence and a great client base making this role a fantastic option for progression and project exposure.

We are looking for MRTPI qualified candidates with consultancy backgrounds. We can consider Senior Planners or Associates who are confident client facers. Part of this role will be taking responsibility for the South West region of a key client's portfolio, offering a great opportunity for management and a good level of responsibility. This aspect of the role will be 40-50% of your workload. Within this portfolio, the work is varied (retail (some retail project experience is preferred) mixed-use, change of use, resi etc). The rest of your workload will include a good variety of projects including large scale work within the residential, commercial, mixed-use, environmental and healthcare sectors. Candidates with knowledge of the South West market and Geography are advantageous but this is not essential and relocators will certainly be considered.

Your role will require you to provide expert town planning advice to your client base offering a consultative approach to problem solving and helping to deliver schemes to deadlines. You will be preparing and submitting planning applications, writing planning statements, advising on planning policy, preparing retail impact assessments/sequential tests (software and support is provided if this hasn't been a large part of your role before), mentoring and supporting junior members of the team, growing your client base via business development activity, site visits (a driving licence is required) and advice to other multi-disciplinary teams in the office and wider planning team where required.

You will be rewarded with a competitive remuneration package to be made up of base salary, a generous car or car allowance, desirable benefits such as gym membership and private health care as well as a generous bonus scheme. Salary/package is negotiable and will be dependent on experience. There is no limit to progression here so there is partner potential further down the line, no cap on bonuses, new client incentives and no limits on promotions.

For more information on this role and/or to apply please send your CV (which will be treated in the strictest of confidence and never sent to any client without fully briefing you and gaining your permission) to Ruth Hoggett (