JOB: Associate Town Planner / Town Planning Director

Manchester – city centre

We are seeking an experienced Town Planner to join our Manchester Urbanism studio, to work with the studio directors in securing new business and in leading project teams. Our work is varied and includes masterplans, regeneration frameworks, environmental impact assessments, preparation of planning applications, stakeholder engagement and strategic planning advice for public and private sector clients across the UK and increasingly beyond.

About you

We are looking for a chartered town planner with several years' post-qualification experience in the private and/or public sector. This is a client-facing role requiring an excellent knowledge of statutory town planning combined with confident written and verbal communication, to deliver town planning advice that assists with development proposals, strategy development, decision-making and problem solving. A strong technical background along with a passion for town planning, regeneration, urban design and sustainability and experience of working to tight deadlines are a must.

You will enjoy leading teams and working in a collaborative multi-disciplinary environment, and will be able to demonstrate an ability to communicate effectively with people at all levels, including the project teams, clients, local communities and external consultants.

About us

BDP has a dedicated town planning team within the Manchester urbanism studio, which brings together the expertise of urban planners, landscape architects and urban designers to deliver sophisticated development frameworks, masterplans, regeneration strategies and development approvals in the UK and internationally.

Our Manchester studio is located city centre; rated BREEAM 'Excellent' it is a spacious office, designed to use natural light and which is naturally ventilated. There is a subsidised café offering fresh meals daily and a dedicated committee organising various subsidised sports, social and charitable events.

In return, BDP offers an excellent opportunity for your personal development as well as an attractive remuneration package that includes a competitive salary, flexible pension allowance, private medical insurance, contribution towards professional subscriptions and a great working environment.

Please email your application to including an indication of your salary expectation. Please quote vacancy reference number MR14-042 in the subject heading.

BDP is an equal opportunities employer.

Please apply directly. No agency or third party applications will be considered.

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