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Principal/Associate (Town Planning)

RPS is a leading Planning consultancy in the UK and Ireland, with over 20 years of demonstrable track record.

RPS Manchester has over 60 professionals in a variety of property related consultancy businesses including Heritage, Environmental Management, Building Services, Acoustics, Landscape, Project Management and Cost Consultancy.

To capitalise on the continued growth of our planning business we are seeking to hire a Principal or Associate (Town Planning), whose remit will be to contribute to the development of our Manchester consultancy team.

With deep expertise in planning at a senior level, you will have the responsibility and autonomy to develop the team and deliver planning permissions and other consents. This role will see you being supported by the wider Midlands & North planning teams in respect of management, business development and resources.

You will undertake town planning instructions including strategic site promotion and immediate planning applications. Alongside supporting the business by servicing an extensive existing client base and winning new clients making the most of our network of contacts.

Skills, Experience & Qualifications required
• In depth experience in planning law and consenting processes under the Planning Acts
• An RTPI accredited Honours Degree and/or Diploma or master’s Qualification or Similar RICS P&D
• A full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute/RICS
• Proven track record in the management and co-ordination of major projects
• Private sector experience
• Experience at Inquiry or Examination

What we can offer you in return
A competitive salary and benefits package including holiday and flexible working arrangements, healthcare cover, share and pension schemes, life assurance, professional membership subscription and a commitment to ongoing CPD.

About RPS Group
RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,600 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.

RPS is an equal opportunity employer.