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Principal Planner


RPS plc
Location: Cardiff
Job type: Permanent
Category: Planning Jobs
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Principal Planner

RPS is looking for an experienced Planning Consultant to join our Wales & West Team (based in Cardiff) as a Senior/Principal Planner. This would be a great step if you are seeking your next career move or if you are looking for a role with access to a wider variety of projects. From residential development to region-shaping transport infrastructure, we bring precision and creativity to the development approvals process. RPS is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy. We specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes.

The role

You’ll be joining a collaborative team of highly knowledgeable Planning experts and this opportunity will give develop your experience of working on a variety of projects including large scale developments. This is a key role where you will actively link between Associate Directors/Directors and the wider team, providing mentoring and evidence where appropriate. You’ll be responsible for managing and overseeing client projects from commencement to completion and ensuring delivery is achieved to target.

You’ll be expected to maintain and develop new and existing client relationships, ensuring repeat business and generating growth. This position will see you assuming a lead role, preparing bid proposals, supporting colleagues with tender submissions and helping them to deliver and manage projects. You’ll have responsibility for project finances, assist with the production of deliverables in line with the client’s expectations and help to ensure work is submitted on time and to a high standard. You may also be required to assist in public consultations with preparatory materials and represent RPS at public events in support of a wider client proposal, attend and monitor committee and other hearings.

Your skills and experience

We’d like you to have a relevant degree (or equivalent), be qualified as MRTPI and have solid experience of preparation and submission of residential and other planning applications. You’ll be used to engaging in and participating in the Local Plan process and have some experience in business development. You’ll need to have knowledge of reviewing planning policy documents to inform planning strategies and to support planning application submissions.
You’ll have the ability to mentor and coach others and be highly competent at project delivery. You’ll be technically sound and always up to date with current methods, legislation, procedures and standards. Good time and project management skills are a must as are strong influencing and communication skills to enable you to build, maintain and consolidate working relationships with colleagues, clients and external bodies.

What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Car allowance, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Critical Illness Cover, Dental Plans, Gadget Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back, offer and rewards.

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm with over 4,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

Our Approach

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. ‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: ‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

Recruitment Agencies

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.

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Principal Planner

RPS is looking for an experienced Planning Consultant to join our Wales & West Team (based in Cardiff) as a Senior/Principal Planner. This would be a great step if you are seeking your next career move or if you are looking for a role with access to a wider variety of projects. From residential development to region-shaping transport infrastructure, we bring precision and creativity to the development approvals process. RPS is a leading global multi-disciplinary consultancy. We specialise in all areas of the built and natural environment, shaping the future of our environmental, social and economic landscapes.

The role

You’ll be joining a collaborative team of highly knowledgeable Planning experts and this opportunity will give develop your experience of working on a variety of projects including large scale developments. This is a key role where you will actively link between Associate Directors/Directors and the wider team, providing mentoring and evidence where appropriate. You’ll be responsible for managing and overseeing client projects from commencement to completion and ensuring delivery is achieved to target.

You’ll be expected to maintain and develop new and existing client relationships, ensuring repeat business and generating growth. This position will see you assuming a lead role, preparing bid proposals, supporting colleagues with tender submissions and helping them to deliver and manage projects. You’ll have responsibility for project finances, assist with the production of deliverables in line with the client’s expectations and help to ensure work is submitted on time and to a high standard. You may also be required to assist in public consultations with preparatory materials and represent RPS at public events in support of a wider client proposal, attend and monitor committee and other hearings.

Your skills and experience

We’d like you to have a relevant degree (or equivalent), be qualified as MRTPI and have solid experience of preparation and submission of residential and other planning applications. You’ll be used to engaging in and participating in the Local Plan process and have some experience in business development. You’ll need to have knowledge of reviewing planning policy documents to inform planning strategies and to support planning application submissions.
You’ll have the ability to mentor and coach others and be highly competent at project delivery. You’ll be technically sound and always up to date with current methods, legislation, procedures and standards. Good time and project management skills are a must as are strong influencing and communication skills to enable you to build, maintain and consolidate working relationships with colleagues, clients and external bodies.

What we offer you

We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself. We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects.

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Car allowance, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Critical Illness Cover, Dental Plans, Gadget Insurance, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and access to BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back, offer and rewards.

About RPS

RPS is a leading global professional services firm with over 4,600 people. We define, design and manage projects that create shared value in a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world. Connecting with our global expertise we make it easy for our clients to create winning solutions for their communities and their clients. By being confidently pragmatic we solve problems that matter. We make complex easy.

Our Approach

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. ‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: ‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

Recruitment Agencies

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.

Apply now

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