Director - Town Planner

Salary Range : Negotiable depending on experience and skills

City : London

The Role

As an experienced charted town planner, you know that no two days are the same, and the same can be said for our projects.

We work on a range of projects, such as major, high profile planning applications, acting as planning lead for large scale regeneration schemes and any number or type of development and infrastructure proposals, where there are complex multi-disciplined issues to overcome.

In your role, you would principally work on TCPA projects but experience also of DCO/ TWAO schemes would be an advantage. Alongside the Senior Director in our planning team, you will be responsible for work winning, with an active say in the direction of the business, leading projects; liaising with clients, local authorities, consultants and key stakeholders to proactively move projects forward.  Developing strong professional networking relationships with those in the development industry and identify opportunities for business development, you will also need to support junior members of staff; work collaboratively in teams to support bids and tenders; and directing advice to our Clients.

About Temple

Temple is one of the UK’s leading independent infrastructure and property consultancies, specialising in environment, planning and sustainability.

We are a purpose and people led organisation and as a B Corp we are part of a movement committed to transforming the global economy to benefit all people, communities, and the planet

With a team comprising forward thinking, multi disciplined technical specialists we work with inspirational clients on their organisations, on their challenges and on exciting, innovative, complex and globally relevant projects, programmes and schemes.

Our reputation over the last 25 years is built on the bespoke, personable and professional service we offer our clients so that they can make the right decisions and achieve the best outcomes. We do this by leveraging our experience and breadth of skills alongside our insights, commitment, and ethical approach to everything we do.

As we embark on the next stage of our phenomenal success story, we are looking for an enthusiastic and dedicated Town Planner to join us on this journey and in particular, help deliver major housing, mixed use, infrastructure and regeneration schemes.

The candidate

You will be enthusiastic and confident in offering well informed and accurate advice when it matters and be enthused at the prospect of shaping the business. Being involved and influential within design teams, from project inception through to delivery, you will obviously be expected to have an excellent understanding of the vagaries of the planning system and be flexible about the sorts of projects and Clients that you work for. You will engage with other technical specialists in our multi-disciplined teams and identify opportunities for cross selling our services, networking and business development as well as maintaining and promoting our professional reputation.  

Consultancy requires knowledge of project management techniques and methodologies. We expect all candidates to have a passion for project delivery, ensuring client satisfaction is achieved on time and within budget.

We deliver our projects through Hybrid working, with the team working from the London office, ideally three days per week. You will though, be adaptable to meet the needs of the work that we do.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a RTPI accredited degree
  • Be MRTPI qualified
  • Have experience in client facing and work winning is a must.
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Be critical thinkers with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Be organised, flexible, proactive and professional and commercially minded
  • Be enthusiastic about leading other professionals within the business

Equal Employment Opportunities

As an equal opportunities employer, Temple is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees. We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Temple.

Temple is an accredited Investors in People organisation.