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Planner (All Levels)
Dublin (Ireland)

JOB TITLE: Planner (all levels)

REF NO: J4422

LOCATION: West Pier Business Campus, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin

We have career opportunities for Planners at all levels to join our Planning Team in our Dublin office.

The successful candidates will assist in the delivery and management of projects for key public and private sector clients in Ireland.

Key Requirements
• The candidate must possess a recognised qualification in Planning
• Have between 1–12 years satisfactory experience of planning, after attaining the qualification above
• Experience of liaising with clients and providing advice on planning matters
• Graduate or Corporate Membership of relevant professional organisation(s) including IPI and RTPI
• Excellent working knowledge of planning, development and environmental issues
• Capacity to conduct independent research along with analysis and interpretation of results
• Ability to prepare reports and formulate recommendations
• Capability to establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Possess excellent written and oral communication skills including public presentation skills, planning and organisational skills

Duties and Responsibilities
• Support senior staff on a range of projects, taking initiative in doing so
• Collate, analyse and interpret a range of socio-economic, demographic, policy and related material
• Write reports summarising analysis, findings and providing clear reasoned advice
• Regularly required to solve problems and develop innovative solutions
• Attend meetings with clients/ planning authorities and other stakeholders as a representative of RPS; liaise directly with other professionals pursuant to effective management and conduct of projects
• Co-ordinate and manage projects including:
o Preparation and submission of planning applications and strategic infrastructure projects
o Preparation of planning appeals
o Site appraisals
o Planning policy reviews
o Analysis and research related to Local Plan or policy preparation
o Co-ordination of environmental impact assessment reports
• Support tender preparation and other business development initiatives
• Ensure compliance with RPS QA procedures and
• If appropriate, provide supervision to more junior staff and assist in their professional development

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Be highly self-motivated and ambitious
• Have excellent analytical skills and be able to demonstrate initiative along with creative approaches to problem solving
• Possess a keen eye for detail
• Ability to present reasoned advice in formal and informal environments
• Enthusiasm, thoroughness and hard work approach
• Be enthusiastic about Planning and how we shape our urban and rural environment
• Have excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Capacity to work within a team and to build excellent working relationships with colleagues / clients and
• Plan your workload on a weekly basis and occasionally that of others

Work Environment
Tasks are generally performed in an office setting; some field work is required to perform site visits and inspections.

If you would like to join a company that will challenge you to be creative in designing sustainable solutions and is passionate about the service it provides, join RPS.

In return, you will be offered a dynamic and stimulating career with an attractive reward package along with a great team environment. In addition, we deliver a comprehensive training and development programme for all professional levels.

At RPS, we are a recognised leader in multidisciplinary engineering, environmental, project communications and project management consultancy. Internationally, we have over 5,000 people developing pioneering, revolutionary ideas on strategic, sustainable policies and projects. In Ireland, we employ 600 of the most talented, high-performing professionals in the industry.

RPS do not require assistance from Agencies at this time

Closing date: 31st January 2018

Note: As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of RPS’s business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.

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