Senior Town Planner

A forward-thinking multi-disciplinary construction consultancy require a Senior Planner to join their team in Colchester


Conrad Consulting have a long-standing relationship with this well-established and highly-reputable firm and it would be fair to say that they sit firmly amongst the leading companies to work for in the area. Providing construction and property consultancy across the majority of industry sectors.


This dynamic firm provide a wide range of services across the majority of industry sectors including commercial, health, education, defence, residential and community. They have offices across the country – which have recently been added to - proving that they are a company heading in the right direction!


They are currently looking to recruit a Senior Planner to join their Colchester office, to provide general assistance and support to the Practice and Planning consultancy management level team. The team is currently a small one, but a great opportunity for the right candidate where there is lots of opportunity to shine and progress, rather than be lost in a larger planning consultancy.


Opportunities also exist at less senior levels!


 Senior Planner Responsibilities:

  • Prepare planning policy appraisals.
  • Prepare Design and Access Statements.
  • Conduct initial site appraisals.
  • Prepare planning application and planning appeal documents.
  • Make representations to various LDF published documents.
  • Conduct pre-application consultations.
  • Facilitate community consultation events.
  • Complete reports.
  • Provide general administration of planning applications, interfacing with clients, internal team, external consultants, and local authority planning departments.
  • Assist design teams on planning requirements generally.
  • Liaise and work with other disciplines as part of a multi-disciplinary team ensuring all works are completed in a collaborative manner.


Planner Requirements:

  • Degree qualified
  • MRTPI qualified (preferred)
  • Demonstrable UK industry experience
  • Understanding of planning policy and law
  • Excellent general written and in person communication capabilities.
  • Capability to write appropriate planning reports and communications with internal and external parties.


The successful Senior Planner will receive a highly competitive salary likely to be in the region of £45k depending on experience.


You will also be entitled to the following benefits:

  • Competitive Company Pension Scheme.
  • Opportunities for flexible and remote working
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Employee Referral Scheme
  • Death in service benefit
  • Health cash plan scheme
  • Great office team building events and fully expensed seasonal social events.
  • Generous holiday entitlement with long service recognition and festive shutdown
  • Early Finish incentives when the Practice targets are hit



Please Note: This role may be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service, Baseline Personnel Security Standard, Counter Terrorist Check, Security Check, or Developed Vetting clearance.


Fantastic opportunities for career progression within the company will be afforded to anyone who joins the company and can prove themselves consistently within the role. A clear pathway to progression will be provided to you!


If this sounds like an opportunity for you then make sure you apply today!


Please forward your CV and portfolio through to Joey Waller at Conrad Consulting or contact Joey on 01728 726 140 for further information.