Technical Director - Socio Economic Specialist - Environmental Planners

United Kingdom
Depending On Experience
17 Aug 2018
17 Sep 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Interested in working for a flexible and inclusive organisation?

Do you want to collaborate in a multidisciplinary team but focus on your own goals as well?

Do you want to work in a great workspace where you can be open and collaborative but find a quiet spot when you need to?

Do you want to work on a diversity of projects but also have the opportunity to focus in one area if needed? 

You can have all this in Arcadis’ Environmental Planning Team so read on!

As part of a growing and agile team you can play a key role on some of the UK’s most complex, iconic and challenging projects that are diverse and technically demanding. These include major regeneration projects, garden cities, energy opportunities, infrastructure schemes and strategic land optimisation. We work proactively with our clients to help them make robust investment decisions and gain the necessary consents for responsible planning. We drive technical excellence in everything we do and promote a flexible and collaborative environment supported by digital innovation.

We are now recruiting for the following roles across the UK:

Technical Director – Infrastructure Planning

We are seeking a highly respected infrastructure planner who can be a trusted advisor to clients and can drive all stages of the planning consent process through effective stakeholder management and risk management. You will lead the preparation and submission of planning applications and documents as part of Development Consent Orders and consents under the Town and Country Planning Act. You will have demonstrable experience in business growth bringing a sound commercial mind-set and strong client relationships. As an experienced people manager, you will mentor and motivate a team to deliver client outcomes. Through a collaborative approach you will bring integrated problem solving within multidisciplinary teams.

Socio economic Specialist:

You will be responsible for undertaking socio economic assessments and regeneration studies for projects ranging from major infrastructure schemes and large mixed use/ residential developments to community regeneration masterplans. You will work collaboratively with clients and your planning, design, environmental planning colleagues to develop integrated outcomes. Applying current guidance, you will prepare high quality and robust assessments and studies. You will be an ambassador for socio economic capability and achievements, promoting best practice and exploring new work opportunities.

Environmental Planners: Consultant/Senior Consultant

You will have the opportunity to deliver successful outcomes for our clients by helping them manage their environmental planning risks through involvement in the impact assessment process to support DCO and Town and Country Planning Act consents. You will establish strong relationships within a multidisciplinary team, co-ordinating and influencing project stakeholders to maximise client and environmentally responsible outcomes. Working as a coordinator we will support you to take responsibility for resource allocation and quality assurance but also the commercial aspects of selected projects to ensure a successful result. Providing environmental advice which complies with current regulation and best practice through effective oral and written communication and promoting innovative ways of communicating and reporting will be key.   

Why Arcadis:

Arcadis is the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm working in partnership with our clients to deliver exceptional and sustainable outcomes through the application of planning, design, consultancy, engineering, project and management services. Arcadis differentiates through its talented and passionate people and its unique combination of capabilities covering the whole asset life cycle, its deep market sector insights and its ability to integrate health & safety and sustainability into the design and delivery of solutions across the globe. We are 28,000 people that generate €2.5 billion in revenues. We support UN-Habitat with knowledge and expertise to improve the quality of life in rapidly growing cities around the world. Please visit:

Arcadis UK now incorporates the Hyder and EC Harris brands.

What We Offer

We offer a dynamic challenging job with international focus in a pleasant working climate, attention to education and a competitive remuneration package reflecting the seniority of the role. You will have a great deal of responsibility with endless opportunity for impact and freedom for initiatives. Given the international spread of the business a certain level of flexibility in working hours is important.

We offer a fantastic working environment where you own your destiny and will be encouraged to forge a successful career.  In addition, we offer some excellent benefits, such as:

Highly competitive salary

Pension matched to 8%


Life Assurance

Income Protection

Annual Leave, with option to purchase additional days

Annual Professional Institution Subscription Paid

Tax Free Season Ticket Loan

Flexible Benefits Scheme, including Cycle to Work and Childcare Vouchers

Enhanced Maternity and Paternity Leave

Refer a Friend Scheme that rewards you for every successful introduction you make.

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