Principal Town Planner

  • Job Reference: 00002579-1
  • Date Posted: 23 February 2023
  • Recruiter: RBDStride
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  • Location: Birmingham
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Other Rail Jobs
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

I am recruiting nationally for Principal Town Planners for our clients rapidly growing consultancy based out of York, Manchester or Birmingham. They are looking for an experienced Principal Town Planner with experience from a Transportation, Infrastructure or Civil Engineering background to deliver consents for a range of large infrastructure products including HS2.


Main Duties:

  • Responsible for securing statutory consents, prepare consent documents, working with Local Authorities, statutory bodies and other transport authorities
  • Managing an extensive consents portfolio, in part thought the use of a central project consents register, ensuring that all required consents are applied for in accordance with project programmes
  • Managing and coordinating the applications, negotiations and implementation of all necessary consents 
  • Provide technical guidance to discipline teams 
  • Develop innovative solutions to consent problems
  • Responsible for mentoring and development of staff
  • Responsible for the allocation of work to designers including utilisation 
  • Collaborate with international technical design teams in the delivery of consents
  • Contributing to business development, network development, and work winning.



  • Management and co-ordination of complex projects
  • Experience of working with multi-disciplinary teams to deliver planning, environmental and highway related consents 
  • Experience undertaking deliverable checks and reviews as part of the quality assurance process
  • Collaborating with Local Authorities, statutory bodies and other transport authorities to ensure proactive delivery of consents
  • Experience in a variety of licensing, consent types and consenting regimes
  • Chartered Town Planner (RTPI), with additional professional memberships optional
  • Experience in the delivery of development consents under a range of legislation, including TCPA, DCO, TWAO