Senior/Principal Town Planner - Consultancy

  • Job Reference: MH2229046
  • Date Posted: 18 June 2024
  • Recruiter: Beach Baker
  • Location: Bristol
  • Hybrid Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £30,000 to £42,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Healthcare & Enhanced Flexibility
  • Sector: Town Planning
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Michael Holland

Job Description

Senior/Principal Town Planner - Consultancy

Location: Bristol (Flexible in location with offices in most major UK Cities).

Salary: 30 - 50k

The Role

We are seeking a talented Senior or Principal Town Planner to join a dynamic Planning Consultancy team in Central Bristol. In this role, you will provide commercial planning advice to a diverse range of private and public sector clients, guiding development proposals through all planning stages. You will work on an array of projects including city centre regeneration, high-density housing, retail development, sports and leisure facilities, and more. You won't be pigeonholed; instead, you'll have the opportunity to work across a broad project portfolio.

The Company

Join a leading global Consultancy dedicated to creating a cleaner, greener, and safer world. With a diverse, international team, the company thrives on sharing insights and creating sustainable solutions for future generations. The Planning team is involved in some of the region's largest and most high-profile schemes, partnering with developers, landowners, home builders, financial institutions, and other key players. The company values flexibility, offering a working from home policy of 2/3 days per week.

Whilst this large Consultancy can be proud of having exceptional resources and a solid reputation, the Planning division has it's own autonomy and goals that stands to contribute and compliment the success of the firm as a whole.

As an integral division to the companies aims, Town Planners sit among other specialisms which stands to promote an enhanced a collaborative environment and drive to achieve success between divisions. In Bristol, you can expect to be part of a small Planning team that has major growth plans for the coming months, which will mirror the large teams created in other major cities throughout the UK.

About You

This highly reputable Consultancy are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive team player with experience in private sector consultancy or local authority. You will have strong communication skills, a passion for sharing knowledge, and a drive to learn and contribute to the team's ongoing success, alongside a solid understanding of the planning process, including applications, policy frameworks, and appeals. The ability to engage in critical thinking, project management, and negotiation will be essential, and skills such as being capable of preparing planning appraisals and documentation, as well as engaging with planning authorities and stakeholders will be well utilised.

Here, you will enjoy a truly flexible work environment, with benefits that reflect and promote an outstanding quality of work life balance, whilst working on a variety of exciting and high profile projects.


  • MRTPI - Although those close to Achieving APC will be considered.
  • Degree in Town Planning or related field.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Experience in private sector consultancy is advantageous, but not required.


Flexible Work Arrangements: Enjoy a hybrid work policy with 2-3 days from home, alongside the opportunity to flex your working hours on a daily basis, allowing for a balanced work-life schedule.

Diverse and Inclusive Culture: Work in an environment that values diversity and promotes inclusion, supported by various employee resource groups.

Health and Wellbeing: Access health support through programs offering 24/7 medical advice and wellness resources.

Professional Development: Benefit from ongoing training, mentoring, and opportunities for career growth.

Variety of Projects: Engage in diverse projects, from city regeneration to sports facilities, broadening your expertise without being pigeonholed.

Your application will be handled with the utmost confidentiality by Michael Holland. To be considered, please send your CV directly to, and I will review it at the earliest opportunity.

Not the role for you?

If this position does not align with your career aspirations, please do not hesitate to reach out, as I have additional town planning opportunities available for discussion.