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Job Title: Town Planners All Levels



Contract Type:
Full time

Flexible Working (see advert), Across The UK

Job Level:
Senior Planner / Senior Planning Officer


Closing Date:





Town Planners (All Levels)

Flexible working, UK locations: Warrington, Sheffield, Manchester, Leeds, London, Birmingham, and Bristol.

Planning a better future for our communities

Bring your skills to the table as a Town Planner in our diverse and friendly national Planning team. You'll work in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment, collaborating and learning within Atkins teams and businesses across the UK and worldwide. We're big on expertise but not on hierarchy. So, we'll trust you with more responsibility faster, supporting you to progress and lead on an exciting variety of major infrastructure and development projects. 

You might know us for the great work we do across our huge variety of projects. It's thanks to our people's combined diversity of thought, expertise and knowledge that we can continue to make a difference worldwide. And when you join us, you'll be a part of this genuinely collaborative environment, where everyone's voice is valued and treated equally.

Explore our Environment Practice 

Welcome to Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group

You'll join one of the UK's leading planning consultancies at the forefront of thought leadership in sustainable infrastructure and development, from Net Zero to ESG, Biodiversity Net Gain and digital transformation. Progress with your career interests across Energy and Water companies, Environment Agency, National Highways, Homes England, High Speed 2, Ministry of Defence, DLUHC, Network Rail, Transport for London, Transport for the North, West of England Combined Authority and the GLA and many others such as LEPs, local authorities and private developers. Our colleagues also lead international development work for funding institutions and government bodies. 

Flexible working is part of our culture, so talk to us about your priorities inside and outside work. You won't need to sign up for a 9-to-5, five-day week, full-time contract. Our office spaces can accommodate quieter individual work or team working where you can connect and socialise. And if being based at home suits you better, our IT systems will make your days just as easy and effective. If you have important personal responsibilities, just need to wait for a delivery or to service your car, Atkins will work for you. 

Read more about how you can thrive with us.

Your purpose

Responsibilities and requirements will depend on your experience. Our team:

  • Provides advice to our growing markets in the development, transportation, energy, aviation, water and defence sectors. 
  • Delivers an expanding workload for a wide range of clients in the public and private sectors.
  • Works in a dynamic multi-disciplinary environment with colleagues in environmental, engineering and design disciplines across the wider Atkins UK and international teams.  
  • Delivers transformative and high-quality infrastructure and communities.

What you can bring

  • A relevant planning degree and either RTPI membership or evidence of working towards RTPI membership (or related/equivalent qualifications/professional membership) are desirable.
  • You must be self-motivated, enthusiastic, determined and resilient. 
  • Able to work under pressure, with excellent time management and success in meeting tight deadlines
  • Manage and work on multiple assignments delivering outputs on time and within budget
  • Work well as part of multi-disciplinary teams with the confidence to input effectively as an individual across a range of projects, consenting and strategic planning, and a range of geographies.
  • Prepare accurate and well-presented reports and presentations to a high standard.
  • Demonstrate strong verbal communication skills and the aptitude to rationally explain, explore and discuss planning issues
  • Flexibly apply knowledge and experience to a wide variety of planning-related tasks.
  • Being different makes a difference – creative thought, qualitative reasoning, atypical problem-solving, pattern spotting, big-picture thinking, and the ability to multi-task or single-task focus.

Why work for Atkins?

We're ranked as one of LinkedIn's Top 25 Companies, where UK professionals want to work and stay once they join. We've also made the Times Top 50 employers for women. 

Our Infrastructure team uses innovation, new approaches and the power of data to help our clients deliver end-to-end projects and programmes for essential future infrastructure. And as the work becomes ever more complex, our employees continue to challenge the status quo.

We're committed to engineering better for people and our planet, from our global Engineering Net-Zero programme to creating social value through EDAROTH community housing. We're proud of our active employee networks creating awareness and allyship for our under-represented groups. Not to mention programmes supporting communities outside Atkins, including schools, charities, ex-forces and professionals returning after career breaks.

Read more about our commitments.

Meeting your needs

To help you get the most out of life in and outside of work, we offer employees "Total Reward." It's a package that can be tailored to your changing lifestyle, career and personal needs. You'll enjoy benefits such as partner discounts, leadership training, professional accreditations, and career planning for any stage of your career. 

Making sure you're supported is important to us. So if you identify as having a disability, tell us ahead of your interview. And let's talk through any adjustments you might need.

More about us

Atkins, a member of the SNC-Lavalin Group, is a leading global consultancy dedicated to engineering a better future for our planet and its people. With over 18,000 people worldwide, you'll be surrounded by the expertise to help you grow in a diverse and inclusive environment. So you'll have whatever you need to thrive and make a real difference to our world. 

Check out some of our recent, most exciting projects.

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