HS2 Principal Town Planner

Carrington West
£72.50 - 72.50 per hour
Closing date
12 Dec 2021

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Principal Town Planning Officer (Local Authority HS2 Team)
Home Counties
£72.50 p/h
Initial 3 Month Contract
Job Ref - 28948
I am currently working with a Local Authority in the Home Counties who are seeking a Principal Planner to join their HS2 Team.
The team is looking for an experienced Development Management Planner who has operated as Principal Planner previously.
The council can offer Hybrid working, and you can choose which office to be based out of.
This is a full time role for 37 hours per week, however, management may consider part time working which can be discussed on a case by case basis.
You will work as an integral part of the HS2 team to provide a high quality and efficient planning service to the team. You will deal with the most complex requests for pre-application advice and applications, and accordingly you will need to have very strong analytical, advisory and influencing/negotiation skills in order to be able to advise on, and secure fundamental changes to pre application schemes in order to secure good design and the best mitigation for the Council.
Furthermore, you will need to be able to robustly defend the Councils' decisions at appeal, including giving evidence under challenging cross examination at Public Inquiries, including managing and mitigating the risks such as an award of costs against the Council.
You will be responsible for the negotiation of good design and mitigation on all HS2 applications and planning applications received under the HS2 Act and the Planning legislation, for the preparation of reports, for overseeing the reports prepared by the other planners and to report the matter for final decision in accordance with the Council's determination process.
Driving required so full driving licence and business car insurance will need to be uploaded with compliance
Carrington West are willing to offer £72.50 per hour for this position.
To be successful in this position you MUST BE:
·A Qualified Town Planner with significant experience within a Local Authority Planning Department
To avoid missing out please apply today with a copy of your CV then call Ben Hitchman on 02393876027
If you are a Town Planner who is interested in job opportunities, but this role is not of interest, please still apply then we can consider you for other positions.


Carrington West has a dedicated team offering town planning jobs in the UK town planning sector. Our Town Planning Team operate within the interim, contract and permanent employment markets within town planning. Our town planning candidates benefit from many years’ experience of placing professionals into local authorities UK wide.

As well as our council client base, Carrington West service some of the most desirable town planning consultancy jobs available. We have considerable experience in recruiting for town planners, development management officers, policy planners, regeneration planners, conservation officers, project managers and urban designers from entry level through to Director / Head of Service. For a discrete conversation or to find out about the latest town planning jobs we have available, please contact our Town Planning Team today on 02392 704037.


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