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Associate Planner - Heritage projects / Full time

BDP London


Farringdon, London



Associate Town Planner - Heritage projects
London, Clerkenwell 
Full time, permanent contract 

We are currently searching for a Town Planner to play a key role on a significant heritage building project in London as part of a large multi-disciplinary team. The role is in our Town Planning team based normally at our Clerkenwell Studios.  Once the government restrictions are lifted, frequent visits to the project offices based in Millbank/Victoria will be required, as are periods of co-location with the team based there.

 About the role

The role comprises working closely with the client team, design team and heritage advisors to help define and deliver the planning strategy for this major heritage programme. The role will include:
Work collaboratively with the project Design Team to create and communicate on planning issues at all levels to support the design development and associated processes across the projects
Prepare planning strategy and communication strategy for the project and associated projects, and oversee their delivery
Liaise closely with senior members of the client body
Liaise with external stakeholders
Contribute to risk registers
General support to the BDP core project team 
About you

Strong technical background in development management and application production on large-scale projects
Experience of providing town planning advice on complex heritage projects 
Be able to lead complex negotiations with clients, local planning authorities, stakeholders and community groups in order to gain planning permissions
Work integrally as part of a design team with good design awareness/ literacy
Work to tight deadlines
High standards of logic, dependency, and related analytical skills
Concise, clear and accurate, written and verbal communications
Collaborative team contributor and communicator
Ability to achieve Parliamentary Security clearance 
MS Office essential, especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint InDesign (preferable)

Preferable but not essential 
Planning consultancy experience
Wider planning expertise such as EIA
Essential requirement

Please note that the successful candidate will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check (BPSS) and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; 3 years continuous? UK Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

About us

BDP is a major international interdisciplinary practice of town planners, urbanists, architects, designers, engineers and urbanists working together to create outstanding 'places for people'.
We work closely with users, clients and the community to create special places for living, working, shopping, culture and learning across Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.
Founded in Preston in the UK in 1961, we now have studios across the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, the MENA region, India, and China. BDP has a leading track record in all major sectors including health, education, workplace, retail, urbanism, heritage, housing, transport, leisure, public safety and energy utilities, having won over 1000 awards for design quality from international and national bodies.

BDP offers

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


Due to the current COVID-19 situation, interviews will be conducted via video conferencing (via Teams) and depending on start date and government guidelines the role would begin working from home.

To apply

To apply for this role, please click visit the BDP Recruitment System on our website. You will then need to complete the online application form and attach a covering letter plus current CV demonstrating how you meet the requirements of the position.  Please include an indication of your expected salary with your application.
Direct link to the vacancy:  https://careers.bdp.com/associate-town-planner/755/viewdetails 
BDP is an equal opportunity employers. 
No agencies or 3rd party applications will be accepted.

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