Director - Town Planning

London (Central), London (Greater)
15 Oct 2020
08 Nov 2020
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Director, Planner
Town Planning

We are seeking an experienced Director to join our London Town Planning and EIA Team to support our growth plans and build on 30 years of success at RPS.

We are a leading environmental-led planning consultancy at the forefront of digital, written and visual communications. Our company is flexible, friendly and creative, and we strive to be different from our competitors by being passionate about delivering results. Our newly acquired central London office in Farringdon Street is a superb collaborative working base where we promote flexible working, with a work-life balance being key. 

Reporting to the Operational Director, you will have a track record in work winning with a strong client following.  Alongside generating new business, you will be mentoring and supporting other members of the team.
We are happy to talk to sole traders running their own practice. 

Company Overview

Founded in 1970, RPS is a leading global professional services firm of 5,000 consultants and service providers. Operating in 125 countries across six continents we define, design and manage projects that create shared value to a complex, urbanising and resource-scarce world.

We work across six sectors: Property, energy, transport, water, resources, defence and government services. Our services span twelve clusters: project and program management; design and development; water services; environment; advisory and management consulting; exploration and development; planning and approvals; health, safety and risk; oceans and coastal; laboratories; training and communication and creative services.

Your background

You will be a highly experienced, influential and competent practitioner with strong leadership qualities, outstanding communication skills, a demonstrable track record in generating new business, directing projects and developing strong working relationships with team, colleagues, clients and external bodies.

You will be a strategic and creative thinker who is commercially astute and demonstrates a track record in taking ownership of and achieving outcomes for; the Client, our business, your team and yourself. This is a fantastic opportunity to join RPS and make a difference in our progressive and growing organisation


  • Undertake effective business development activities, demonstrating a return on investment
  • Lead proposals and/or bid processes which may involve collaborating with other parts of the business
  • Work in partnership with the broader RPS Consulting businesses and RPS Group to drive our multi-disciplinary offering to clients
  • Support the Operational Director in the preparation of short (1 year), medium (3 years) and long (5 year) term business plans for the team to maintain a profitable and sustainable RPS presence in the market
  • Assume Project Director role on projects with overall responsibility of contract, financial performance, quality, programme, and risk
  • Represent and promote RPS at conferences, as and when required including participation on panels and debates in addition to preparing and publishing thought leadership pieces
  • Share new work and opportunities with colleagues within your team and across the Division
  • Promote the use of social media to effectively market the team and its ideas

What we offer you

RPS is a great place to do great work. No day is the same and our people are integrally involved in defining our culture, behaviours and success. Working together, we challenge each other and seize opportunities to learn and grow, both professionally and personally and you can too. We will provide you with a flexible, friendly and creative environment to develop your skills and challenge yourself.  Our network of people and industry knowledge will help expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects

Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries, opportunities to invest and many other benefits including: 24 days holiday + bank holidays, Option to purchase up to 5 extra days per year, Company pension scheme, Group Disability Scheme, Share Incentive Scheme, Life Assurance, Cycle to Work Scheme, Health Screening, Employee Assistance Programme, Professional Memberships and our brand new BenefitHub offering discounts, cash back offers and rewards

Our Approach 

Our people live our purpose, deliver our promise, and demonstrate our behaviours every day. Our behaviours define who we are. Developed by our people, they underpin everything that we do. They create the memorable experiences we are known for and make RPS a great place to do great work. ‘Stronger Together’ is one of our five core behaviours and it is inherent in creating an inclusive workplace: ‘We are respectful, acknowledge diversity, and recognise the potential and contribution of everyone. We bring out the best in one another, always assuming best intent. People who learn and grow thrive in our business, sharing in our success.’

Recruitment Agencies

We have a Preferred Supplier List of trusted partners to assist us when required and do not acknowledge any speculative CVs or unsolicited candidate introductions from agencies not on this list. Please refer to the careers page on our website if you require any further information.

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