Consultant Town Planner - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United Kingdom

United Kingdom - North Yorkshire, York

Job Summary

We are looking for a Consultant Town Planner to join our growing team of infrastructure town planning consultants in the North of England (offices in Leeds and York). As a Consultant in our team, you will have the opportunity to work on major infrastructure projects from feasibility through to delivery, across a range of sectors. You will assist with the preparation of Development Consent Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders and planning applications, undertake site visits, report writing and work collaboratively across our network of offices with architects, engineers, environmental specialists, economists and other related professionals to develop award winning integrated infrastructure projects.

We are looking for creative and highly motivated team players who would like the fantastic opportunity to further their career, gaining valuable experience to be part of exciting projects on a local and national level within an established consultancy. You will be joining a great team, you will have an interesting and diverse workload and you will be given the opportunity to make the most of your abilities.

  • Assisting in the management of planning application submissions for a variety of public sector and commercial clients.

  • Writing Planning Statements and Design and Access Statements for planning applications.

  • Assisting the lead in the management and successful delivery of major infrastructure projects, including procedures under the Planning Act 2008 and the Transport and Works Act 1992.

  • Working as part of collaborative teams on highways and rail infrastructure projects and coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams.

  • Monitoring and managing project budgets and programmes.

  • Liaising with the Environmental Impact Assessment team.

  • Contribution to the preparation of successful commercial tenders.

  • Assisting with project management and implementing quality and health and safety principles.

  • Carrying out planning research and analysis and assist with the identification of planning risk.

  • Participating in internal and external meetings

Minimum Requirements

  • Relevant town planning experience.

  • The ability to write clearly and concisely.

  • Able to work on own initiative and under pressure.

  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Project.

  • Sound knowledge of UK planning policy and legislation and, preferably a working knowledge of Environmental Impact Assessment legislation.

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and collaborative working approach with a high level of commitment to quality.

  • Full current driving licence.


  • The Development Consent Order regime under the Planning Act 2008.

  • The Transport and Works Act 1992 consenting regime.

  • Working in collaborative, multi-disciplinary teams on highways or rail infrastructure projects.

  • Identifying, evaluating and managing planning risk.

  • Managing project budgets and programmes.

Note – this role will suit an experienced graduate town planner who is looking to step up to the next level of responsibility. The role will not suit candidates who have a preference for masterplanning/urban design or architecture.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Full Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or an equivalent professional town planning organisation.

Your benefits will include:

Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.

You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is

pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions

inclusion, diversity and overall

employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our

core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only

delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Planning

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 218099BR

Clearance Required No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.