Planning Manager

Planning Manager

Lewis Davey
Surrey or East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
£35k - £50k + for the right candidate


Our client is a leader in Infrastructure projects relating to Power Transmission and Distribution. They currently have a requirement for an experienced town/DCO planner to manage and deliver the planning and consenting aspects of their projects. Experience of planning and consenting linear infrastructure requiring Development Consent Orders (or equivalent stature) for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects is preferred, however experience on localised and S.37 planning projects is also considered. The role can be based in either their Surrey office or East Yorkshire offices or with home working options.

The Role:
Provision of pre and post-application planning advice together with enhancing processes and systems to deliver major schemes involving overhead lines, underground cables, and substations across the UK
Successful delivery of projects involving planning, GIS, and design activities
Ability to co-ordinate internal design, technical and planning teams
Great communication with project teams and client, attendance and presentation at meetings and workshops
A track record of reviewing, producing, and contributing to internal and external reports and planning application documentation
Pro-active engagement, management, and monitoring of sub-contractors
Support to tender proposals, costs, and programmes
Ability to mentor, guide, and train others

The Person:
Enthusiastic and with experience in infrastructure planning and consenting with:
Management and delivery of projects involving conceptual design, optioneering, submission and consent
Sound understanding of processes and requirements (DCO experience preferable)
Understanding of UK planning legislation (beneficial)
Planning, environmental, geography or project management degree level, member of (or working towards) a Professional body
Self-motivated, able to work individually or as a team, flexible approach to work which could entail working in one of our other offices or virtual working
Ability to think spatially across different disciplines with strong attention to detail
Strong organisational and time management skills, numerate, good report writing skills
Prepare and check project documents, ensuring accuracy and compliance with the project scope
Experience with GIS is beneficial
Must have a valid UK car driving licence.

The  Benefits:
Competitive remuneration
Company Pension Scheme with Scottish Widows
Cycle to work/childcare voucher schemes
Flexible working arrangements

This is a unique opportunity to work at the UK’s leading multi-disciplinary Survey, Design and Engineering Consultancy in the Utilities sector. If you are looking to work for a company whose core values are based around Quality, Teamwork, Integrity, Client Focus and Safety then look no further.

Contact Shaun Lewis, Director on 07789 371470 or email your CV in confidence to

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