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Associate Director - Environmental Planning

Job Introduction

We have a fantastic opportunity for an excellent and passionate candidate to join our Environmental Planning Service team as an Associate Director and team leader to support and advise our clients on their sustainable development projects.

A range of offices across the UK would be considered for the right candidate but our Leeds office is preferable.

Role Responsibility

The main purpose of the role is to provide excellent planning advice to our environmental teams in the wider business and grow and develop the Environmental Planning Service into a dual functioning consultancy service which supports our client base and enables our drive to ambitious and sustainable growth.

Your intuition and drive will enable variation beyond our initial conceptual requirements. However, it is expected that the following will form core responsibilities:

  • Supporting the day to day running of the Environmental Planning team including budgeting, pastoral care of the team, reporting to Senior Leadership and ensuring the team are supported;
  • Providing expert advice to our clients and co-professionals regarding how our services fit within the planning  framework and identifying risks and strengths of projects at the earliest stages;
  • Providing well founded expert planning advice to technical teams (such as Noise, Air Quality, Ground, Flood and Ecology)
  • Assisting colleagues at all levels with Project Management, including producing programmes, budgets and trackers;
  • Producing/ reviewing and/or authorising a variety of feasibility appraisals, environmental reports for planning;
  • Project leading all stages of the planning application process including large and EIA developments; and
  • Representing the Company at networking events, panel discussions and at Client facing meetings and events.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI);
  • Has a demonstrable experience in a planning related practice (with some time spent in a consultancy practice or client side role);
  • A passionate interest in the environment and/or sustainable development projects;
  • An excellent understanding of the UK Planning system which is constantly refreshed through training, CPD and interest;
  • An excellent working knowledge of the UK EIA regulations and guidance;
  • Experience of a range of development types and sizes;
  • The ability to clearly simplify technical data, conclusions and recommendations and disseminate this to Clients, colleagues and members of the public;
  • Strong communication, organisational and time management skills;
  • Excellent computer literacy skills, with experience using a number of different software products including GIS, Microsoft Word/ Excel and outlook systems;
  • Reliable, pragmatic and able to work as part of a team and under own initiative;
  • The drive to want to grow your career whilst also sharing your knowledge and experiences internally and externally; and
  • Ability to grow and create excellent client relationships

Package Description

What's in it for you?

At Delta-Simons, recruiting and retaining the best individuals is key to our success and continued growth. We celebrate our staff by offering:

  • £50,000 - £60,000 basic salary, depending on grade, skills and experience.
  • 25 days annual leave in addition to bank holidays.
  • 5 days sick pay.
  • Enhanced parental leave. We stand above other companies in our field, offering a significantly enhanced scheme for maternity and 2 weeks paid paternity leave.
  • Healthcare Cashback Scheme – employees can claim back expenses on dental, eye care and wellbeing services. The premium is paid by the employer, the employee only pays Benefit In Kind Tax.
  • Employee Assistance Programme when you need support, we make sure its readily available for you from an independent provider 24/7/365.
  • Wellbeing platform with healthy eating, workouts, meditation guides, discounts, cashback and more.
  • Company matched pension scheme.
  • Extensive training opportunities and supported CPD.
  • Supported opportunities for volunteering and community action.
  • Opportunity for flexible and hybrid working.

About the Company

Delta-Simons are a beyond net zero carbon company, with sustainability embedded in the heart of all we do. We empower staff to do great things, to enrich the business and generate a massive value for the environment and its Shareholders.

Delta-Simons is a nationwide, multi-disciplinary environmental consultancy, part of the Lucion Group, specialising in Environment, Health & Safety and Sustainability advice and support. With revenues of around £50m, we serve 1,500 clients across >20 sectors including Utilities, Real Estate, Nuclear, Technology, Marine, Government, Education, Planning and Development.

As a founding member of the Inogen Alliance, a global corporation of consultants that provides global coverage for environmental, health, safety and sustainability solutions, we are proud of our reputation that delivers projects to organisations not only across the UK but around the world, whilst maintaining flexibility and personal attention to our Staff and Clients.

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Delta-Simons is an equal opportunities employer.


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