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Senior Planner - London / Full time


Excellent Salary & Benefits Package

London, London



CBRE are looking for either an RTPI or RICS qualified Senior Planner to join our successful Planning Team in our London Office, covering high profile and complex planning projects across London and the South East of England. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a team that has built a great reputation through its practical understanding, technical expertise and ability to deliver commercial solutions to complex planning issues.
The ideal candidate will be capable of being able to think and advise strategically, and who can build strong relationships and be a trusted advisor. The focus of activity will be on projects in the outer London and South East of England area. They will also have with the ability to work within a team and across a broad spectrum of projects, often in challenging circumstances, are pre-requisites of the role.
This role would suit candidates with previous consultancy experience or those from a Development Management and/or a Planning and Development background at a comparable level.
Key Responsibilities
- Provision of planning and development advise to external and internal clients across all sectors/land-uses
- Assist in coordination and management (project management) of strategic and major applications and planning instructions as part of a project specific team
- Providing commercial advice to clients on strategic matters of development, funding and real estate matters
- Preparation of Planning Appraisals, statements and evidence documents, as appropriate, including the ability to analyse planning policy and assess client proposals against both policy and other considerations
- Taking an active role in the management and review of outputs from a range of applications/appeals where necessary, and required
- Preparing residual development appraisals in support of commercial advice, funding and financial viability
- Assisting in the identification, development and pursuit of new business and marketing opportunities in a range of sectors including the preparation of Planning Briefs and advice notes for clients/Planning media
Person Specification/Requirements
- Ability to identify and nurture new business opportunities
- The ability to multi-task, worth to tight timescales, often under challenging circumstances with minimal supervision, to a high standard
- The ability and confidence to engage directly with clients and other professionals within project design teams, to give advice and direction plus, when required, to make decisions
- Interpersonal skills to work and liaise directly with clients and to interface with other professionals
- Accurate and exceptional attention to detail
- Willingness to act on own initiative and accept responsibility with a strong focus on professional skills and integrity
- A thorough understanding of the planning system and development process
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Sound analytical skills
- Understands the importance of diplomacy when dealing with a range of cultures and clients, as well as an understanding of the importance of using discretion
- A willingness to travel
- Excellent IT skills (word, Excel, Outlook etc)
- Membership of either RICS (Planning and Development pathway) or RTPI

- Ideally you will have at least 5 years’ post qualification experience

If you are interested in the above position, click "Apply Now/Submit Below" and upload your CV. Your application will be processed and you will receive a response from us within 7 days.

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