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Senior Planning Coordinator

Southern Water
Durrington/ Flexible
Up to £41,152 per annum depending on skills and experience
Closing date
10 Sep 2021

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Private sector
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Level
Coordinator, Planner, Senior
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Why Water?

Without water, life as we know it would be impossible. Every day, we rely on it for drinking, washing and cleaning. It helps create the energy we need for heat and light. It’s also essential to the products we enjoy and the health of the environment we share.

However, our world is changing – the twin pressures of more extreme weather events and a growing population are stretching our finite natural resources, including water. This challenge is felt in the UK, where several regions are water-stressed, including the South East.

In the water industry, your work will help to address these challenges and give people access to sustainable, high-quality water and wastewater services for decades to come.

The South East is also home to over 700 miles of coastline, two National Parks, four Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and some of the world’s rarest chalk streams. Your activities will help preserve these breath-taking environments today and for generations to come.

Why Southern Water?

Each day, over four million people across Sussex, Kent, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight count on us for their essential water or wastewater services. Our work is vital, because we’re providing water for life.

Do you want to make a difference? At Southern Water, you work will help to enhance health and wellbeing, protect and improve the environment and sustain the economy. You’ll also play an important role in helping us deliver a resilient water future for the South East.

Are you a natural collaborator with a strong moral compass and high standards? If so, you’ll fit right in. Everything we do is underpinned by three values: succeeding together, doing the right thing and always improving.

Do you want to bring your authentic self to work every day? We do too. That’s why we’re building an inclusive culture and are proud to offer equal opportunities regardless of age, cultural background, disability, gender, marital status, nationality, political belief, race, religion or sexual orientation. We believe the unique perspectives and experiences each of us brings make us stronger.

About the Role:

Job Title: Senior Planning Coordinator

Location: Durrington/ Flexible

Perm/FTC: Permanent

Hours: 37 Hours per week

Salary: Up to £41,152 per annum depending on skills and experience

Role Overview:

This fantastic new opportunity has become available at Southern Water. The Senior Planning Co-Ordinator will support the Growth Planning Lead and act as the bridge between the business, our customers and local planning authorities on 1 to 2 year housing growth needs. Managing a team of planning co-ordinators, the Senior Planning Co-Ordinator has overall responsibility for the effective engagement with local planning authorities and development customers to assist them through their water or sewer application at planning stage. The role is flexible with the option to work from home for a large majority of the role. This is an extremely rewarding and varied role, where no 2 days are the same. This position comes with a comprehensive benefits package, including eligibility of a company bonus.

Accountabilities Estimated Time Spent:

  • Leading a team of planning co-coordinators, providing coaching and guidance to enable the team to perform their roles effectively and in line with performance targets. 35%
  • Building strong relationships with key customers & stakeholders to effectively manage customer and business needs by supporting with the development and implementation of the local planning authority engagement plan 20%
  • Ensuring customer satisfaction, resolving issues and escalations and ensuring that services provided meet the needs of the customer. 15%
  • Support our continuous improvement culture by leading water and waste growth performance hubs and product improvement suggestions. 20%
  • Support the Growth Planning Lead with training and technical guidance updates/improvements 10%

Person Specification:

The successful candidate for this role will need to have strong organisational, leadership and motivational skills. You will be required to show excellent communication that will inspire others to go above and beyond and deliver great outcomes for Southern Water and its customers. Are you someone has the continuous drive and willingness to learn new things? Do you have miraculous attention to detail? Maybe you have worked in the utilities industry before or you have experience in asset strategy. If you have these qualities and this role sounds appealing to you, we would love to receive your application.

Skills and Experience:

  • Strong team leadership and motivation skills
  • Customer focussed
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Good communicator
  • Attention to detail
  • Self-confident and leading by example
  • Ability to influence to meet customer needs and team targets

Knowledge / Qualifications:

  • Town & Country Planning or similar knowledge of housing growth planning
  • Good understanding of Southern Water’s obligations, requirements and strategic objectives under Water UKs Levels of Service and D-MeX.
  • Strong IT, proficient in Excel
  • Data reporting and analytics


  • Leadership related experience or qualification.


  • Degree in town & country planning, environmental or engineering

Please note: If you are an existing Southern Water employee, you will need to confirm within your application that your Manager is aware of your application.

All applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK. You will need to provide evidence of eligibility (e.g. a passport or long birth certificate and proof of NI) and current proof of address (dated within the last 3 months), will be required as part of the recruitment process. If you do not meet these criteria, your application will not be considered

By submitting your details to this position at Southern Water, you are also agreeing to share your details with Gattaca PLC who are the managed service provider for all recruitment with the Southern Water Business. Should you wish to see the Gattaca PLC privacy policy please go to



Without water, life as we know it would be impossible. Every day, we rely on it for drinking, washing
and cleaning. It helps create the energy we need for heat and light. It’s also essential to the products
we enjoy and the health of the environment we share.

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