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Planning director

Job Profile

Planning for the future - With increasing pressure for delivery of new homes, the growth of the industrial sector, and the provision of transport connections between communities, town planning continues to play a vital role in guiding future development, and the renewal of key infrastructure.

Our UK-wide town planning team is growing in every region, and we are particularly keen to grow our offering in Wales and the South West. As such, we are looking for an experienced director to develop this team and help us drive the best outcomes for clients and communities.

You will work alongside the full range of technical disciplines that Mott MacDonald offers, on some of the largest and most complex infrastructure and development projects around. The work will be challenging and varied, including building relationships with key clients, winning fee-earning work and developing/mentoring staff.

For more information about our environment sector, click here. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

Job Description

Our Wales and South West team services a diverse client group including Dwr Cymru Welsh Water, the Environment Agency, Highways England, and the Ministry of Defence. You will play a leading role in developing these relationships, and creating new ones, particularly with local authorities and commercial development clients.

You will manage a portfolio of planning-related projects; offer strategic advice to clients on consenting options; manage large and complex planning submissions; and contribute to the wider Mott MacDonald cites and sustainability offering.

Candidate Specification

  • Chartered member of the RTPI
  • Proven track-record in leading and managing planning and related disciplines
  • Proven business development and client liaison experience
  • Excellent knowledge of the EIA Regulatory Framework and Processes
  • Track record in delivering planning consents for major infrastructure projects and developments
  • Experience of Development Consent Orders, Developments of National Significance and the Transport and Work Act Orders
  • Knowledge of current and emerging planning practice and legislation in Wales and England
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