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Planning Manager

EDF Energy
Hinkley Point C, Satellite Delivery Centre, Bridgwater, Hybrid working with 3 days a week on site or in office
Salary: Circa £80,000
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Planning Manager

Hinkley Point C, Satellite Delivery Centre, Bridgwater, Hybrid working with 3 days a week on site or in office.

Do you have a background, strong knowledge and experience within Town and Country Planning? Do you have the ability to Think Strategically, and manage Stakeholder Engagement? Looking to further your career with a new opportunity that is rewarding, and at the forefront of nuclear energy?

Join us as a Planning Manager and you’ll join a dynamic team on one of the most exciting and challenging projects within EDF, as we continue to lead the rebirth of nuclear energy in the UK.


We are currently recruiting for a Planning Manager, who will devise, update and deliver a strategy to manage all aspects of the town and country planning approvals process and will also manage and coordinate the Project’s compliance with its principal land agreements in order to implement and deliver the Nuclear New Build programme at Hinkley Point C.

This will include managing detailed consenting activities under the Development Consent Order (DCO) and associated permissions, as well as advising the Project teams on any further consents and approvals that may be required to support the Project during construction.

You will be managing and coordinating the strategy for the renegotiation of the principal land agreements alongside supporting the external legacy and delivery of the site restoration.

Pay, benefits and culture…

In addition to a salary of circa £80,000, we offer flexible benefits that support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing. Examples include: a market-leading company pension scheme, a bonus plan, health cover, electric vehicle leasing, mental health support and employee discounts.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself.  We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion.  We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.

We’re a disability confident employer and will do all we can to support you through your recruitment journey with us.  If you would like to talk about adjustments, or support you may need, please note this within your application.

We’ll value the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

What you’ll be doing…

  • Coordinate permissions, consents, and discharges to meet project objectives.
  • Collaborate with internal teams, delivery managers and contractors.
  • Engage stakeholders and negotiate with planning authorities.
  • Support landowner discussions regarding principal land agreements.
  • Manage planning activities for efficiency and compliance.
  • Provide advice to onsite teams and ensure adherence to planning conditions.
  • Develop an integrated planning approvals strategy covering DCO requirements.
  • Lead planning strategy for project phase transitions.
  • Facilitate community engagement and negotiations on contributions and obligations.
  • Serve as planning SME, ensuring compliance and effective communication.

Who you are…

  • Qualified to Degree standard, or equivalent, in a related subject.
  • Knowledge of, and experience of managing, a supply chain to support/advise on the detail of planning requirements and applications.
  • Strong political sensitivity skills, people management skills, relationship building, influencing and collaborative work style developed through working in complex and team-focused environments.
  • Recent experience working at management level in a major project planning role in the UK.
  • Strong commercial knowledge of complex business operations, managing regulators and developing processes.
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory requirements for major infrastructure development planning applications
  • Chartered member of the Royal Town Planning Institute
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team with a matrix management model
  • Demonstrable experience of negotiating with planning officials

Closing date: 30th June 2024.

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