Town Planning Consultant

Willow House, Stoneyfield Business Park, Inverness IV2 7PA
Negotiable according to qualification and experience
19 Aug 2019
19 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Consultant, Planner

Our Company

We are a leading firm of Planning and Architectural consultants operating throughout Scotland. Our modern office is in Inverness, the growing capital city of the Highlands, which is a great place to live and provides easy access to the surrounding high quality environment.

Purpose and Objectives of the Role

We are seeking a qualified Town Planner with at least five years’ experience to become part of our Planning team involved in development management, master planning, promoting development plan allocations for landowners and developers and negotiating developer interests with planning authorities and their statutory consultees. Our core Planning business involves the preparation of planning applications and appeals, local development plan representations, policy and site appraisals and supporting information, often in collaboration with architects, engineers, environmental specialists and other professionals. Full membership of the RTPI is essential.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide a full range of client services
  • Take responsibility for a variety of small, medium to large scale projects across all development sectors, including housing, tourism, hotels, estates and other commercial
  • Establish networking avenues to promote our business
  • Manage projects including planning applications (major and local), Development Plans submissions and appeals
  • Assess sites for development suitability
  • Liaise with planning officers, architects, consultants and other third parties
  • Prepare planning appraisals for new potential projects
  • Undertake research and analysis for sites, including planning policy and case history
  • Complete projects within budget 


  • Demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to meeting client expectations
  • Possess excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Have a collaborate approach to management of projects
  • Have sound knowledge of planning practice, procedures and planning legislation
  • Ability to engage in community consultations
  • Possess excellent written reporting skills
  • Ability to work to timescales
  • Competent in Microsoft Office 

Main Conditions of Employment

  • Full time hours – 35 per week 9.00 am – 5.00 pm Mon – Thurs, 9.00 am – 4.30 pm Friday
  • Part time – 14 - 21 hours/week
  • Holidays – five weeks plus eleven public holidays
  • Salary – negotiable according to qualification and experience
  • Location – Willow House, Stoneyfield Business Park, Inverness IV2 7PA