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Director / Associate Director / Full time

Entrust Planning & Environmental


Galway, Ireland, International



Director / Associate Director / Principal Planner

Employer: Entrust planning & environmental

Location: Liverpool and Galway Offices

Salary: We offer an excellent remuneration and flexible benefits package


Job Details


Our Liverpool office has a Director/Associate Director vacancy our Galway office has an Associate Director/Principal Planner vacancy, for the right candidates.


These are excellent career opportunities for ambitious suitable candidates as we are a fast-growing consultancy, which offers a unique opportunity to have a very wide ranging role within the company in terms of the roles themselves and also in the different infrastructure sectors which we operate within and as a result there is a genuine opportunity to grow your career rapidly within the company to management level and beyond.


The roles will vary and may involve managing a number of infrastructure planning applications, client interface as well as overseeing and mentoring staff, amongst many other tasks in a dynamic environment. There will be a strong emphasis on developing the business in the energy sector for the Associate/Director Role.


The successful candidates will have:

· 5 years + post-graduate private/public sector experience for the Associate/Principal Planner role;

· 7 years private/public sector experience for the Director role;

· Chartered Member of the RTPI;

· Excellent working knowledge of the UK/Irish Planning systems;

· Meticulous attention to detail and excellent report writing skills;

· Solution focussed attitude;

· Strong project management skills with ability to deliver to project deadlines;

· Excellent presentation and communications skills;

· Good analytical skills and IT competency;

· Highly motivated and ambitious in fast paced working environment;

· Mult-task different projects and work activities;

·Work well with others internally and externally.

Key Responsibilities;


·Lead planner on projects including liaising with clients;

·Writingand leading ona wide variety of planning applications;

·Writing planning reports for Planning Authorities;

·Project manage multi-disciplinary teams of professionals, other stakeholders and project budgets;

· Primary client liaison at all stages of projects;

· Undertake background research, desk studies, site visits and preparing planning assessments and reports;

· Working collaboratively with clients, colleagues and external consultants;

· Ability to analyse planning policy and make recommendations to clients and colleagues;

· Liaising with Planning Authorities and other statutory bodies;

·Writing Tenders Associate/Director Role;

·Business development activities in power distribution/distribution and renewable energy generation Associate/Director Role;

· Mentoring junior staff members;

·Attendance at meetings with clients, project teams and other stakeholders.

Remuneration and Benefits;

Working arrangements are flexible; full time office based preferable but hybrid will be considered.

Salary and other benefits range depending on position/experience.

How to Apply

If you’re interested in this role, please forward an up-to-date CV and cover letter to [email protected].



Entrust is a well-established planning and environmental consultancy since 2008. We operate across the UK & Ireland from our offices in Liverpool and Galway.


We are a growing and leading multi-disciplinary planning and environmental consultancy, specialising in infrastructure and utilities. We enable infrastructure projects to be built by delivering the necessary consents in a solution focussed and timely manner. We thrive in finding workable solutions to overcome issues that may arise in the pre-construction process in order to de-risk it as much as possible.


We work in a dynamic and friendly atmosphere and always strive to bring out the best in our team. We have a number of employees that have been here for many years. Our employees are our greatest asset and we offer excellent promotion opportunities to grow your career.


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