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Principal Town Planner

 Manchester, North West England

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Manchester, North West England 109 The Print Rooms London SE1 0LH Mattinson Partnership Principal Town Planner
Reference #: DJM0084_1593770994
Location: Manchester, North West England
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum
Type: Permanent
Posted On: 03/07/2020

As a Principal Town Planner, you will be joining a well-respected team of planning professionals within an award winning environmental consultancy. This mid-sized multi-disciplinary work on some major infrastructure projects securing consents for large developments. With a focus on environmental and town planning solutions, you will be working alongside colleagues in other disciplines providing a holistic approach to town planning.

You can expect a high level of responsibility managing your own projects whilst playing a key role in the financial aspects of the delivery. The Principal Town Planner will also be involved in sales and business development activities and working closely with clients.


The role can be based in Leeds, Manchester, Oxford and also offered with flexible working options.


Ideally from a consultancy background, they will also consider individuals from the public sector who can demonstrate a good understanding of the planning process in a commercial environment.

Ideally Chartered or RTPI Member, this role will suit someone with a minimum of 5 years + experience

Proven knowledge of Town & Country Planning regulations / residential developments

Excellent communications skills and an ambition for career development.

Good commercial accumen


My client offers unparalleled training and career development opportunities with a fast track path for those ambitious individuals. You can expect plenty of responsibility, client facing, project management and involvement in the bid / tendering processes. This comes with a generous salary and flexible benefits to attract the best candidates.

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Royal Town Planning Institute.

The RTPI represents planning professionals in the UK and Ireland and aims to encourage the development of vibrant and prosperous places and communities. Our Senior Consultant Freddie enthusiastically attends the annual Planning Convention, and we host several events throughout the year to show our support, including drinks networking and a literal pub quiz. We also keep in close contact with our friends down under, at the Planning Institute Australia and New Zealand Planning Institute. In addition, we sponsor the London Planning Summit, an event designed to address the biggest challenges facing the industry. This is our opportunity to stay on top of the latest changes in town planning by meeting with other key professionals in the sector, while celebrating our achievements.

Land Securities Group Plc.

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Urban Land Institute.

In partnership with Urban Land Institute we are able to play an imperative role in creating a larger and more diverse pool of candidates within the planning & property professions. Working in schools we take part in the Urban Plan Educational workshops programme, which has now reached more than 2,500 pupils in 100 schools since its launch. Alongside more than 200 industry volunteers engaged across the country, we provide invaluable industry & careers advice to students while guiding them through their workshops and helping judge their presentations.

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