Town Planner [Western & Wales]

Network Rail
£39,514 - £44,453
23 Oct 2018
15 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level

Town Planner [Western & Wales]

Cardiff St Patrick's House

Our plans for rail in Britain are far-reaching and ambitious. To deliver our vision of a better railway for a better Britain, we need talented and passionate people who will embrace our innovative way of working – across all disciplines.

Planning and Land Services is a team within Property. Property is at the heart of delivering Network Rail’s ambitions for the railway, with our portfolio covering workplaces, town planning, land strategy and driving commercial income from retail, commercial estate and developments in conjunction with commercial partners.

You will undertake the provision of Town Planning advice within Network Rail and to external clients and stakeholders to a high professional standard. This will involve the subsequent submission of relevant applications to Local Planning Authorities and potential appeals to PINS in the Wales Route (which includes bordering Authorities of Cheshire, Herefordshire and Shropshire).

The successful candidate will be educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant town planning qualification, training towards or already MRTPI or MRICS qualified, have strong communication skills both written and verbal, at least two years practical town planning experience including dealing with members of the public, strong presentation skills, full driving licence, a commercial accruement and will be a positive and proactive team player. A good understanding of English and Welsh planning systems is essential as well as Heritage legislation.

There is rarely a typical day with a varied and interesting caseload supporting both operational railway issues, commercial Property schemes as well as responding to planning consultations for third party development or representations to planning policy documents.

There are several exciting operational projects currently being developed on the Wales Route including the complete refurbishment iconic grade 2* listed Barmouth Viaduct as well as supporting the redevelopment schemes adjacent to Cardiff Central Station.

This role is based in Route Offices in Cardiff close to the Central Station, although there will be regular travel across the Wales Route and to other Network Rail offices in Western Route.

The vacancy has arisen as the result of an internal move of staff following a successful secondment.

Network Rail is committed to the wellbeing of its employees. In addition to rewarding careers, we offer excellent benefits, are sensitive to work-life balance and encourage volunteer days.

We welcome applications from all.

Please apply by visiting our website by clicking on the 'Apply Now' button quoting IRC2128090

Closing date is Thursday 15th November 2018

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