2 Town Planning Managers

2021-07-15 14:19:222021-10-22 Charlton Recruitment
Job Type Permanent
Location Snowhill Birmingham or Milton Keynes OR London OR NW with Hybrid
Area London, UKMidlands, UKNorth of England, UK London UK Snowhill Birmingham or Milton Keynes OR London OR NW with Hybrid
Sector High Speed Rail
Salary £50 - 60,000 + Pen (6:12) + 25 days Hol
Start Date
Advertiser remoteapi
Telephone 07881022741
Job Ref HS2042
Job Views 386

Job Purpose
We are looking for 2 Town Planning Managers
As a Town Planning Manager reporting to a Senior Town Planning Manager working for the client organisation on the UK's High Speed Rail project you will play a key role in the delivery of HS2 managing town planning activities across the Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Warwickshire areas. You will act as the client lead for planning consent applications, and providing advice on a range of legislative, development and planning policy related issues associated with the construction and operation of a new high-speed railway.
You will be responsible or day to day town planning activity managing a significant number of Schedule 17 consents delivered by early and main works contractors, principally from Earthworks, Bridges and Tunnels.  Supporting the delivery partners by providing planning advice on matters relating to project design and refinements, Schedule 17 submission strategy and submission package preparation, negotiation with local planning authorities, conditions and the HS2 Act planning regime and legal framework.

Please note Schedule 17 experience isn’t required, DCO on National Infrastructure works is.

Working Situation

Due to the pandemic the role is initially based from home and then will be either Birmingham, Milton Keynes, London (Euston) or Crewe – there are 2 opportunities available.  Please note this is a flexible employer, and there will be an element of flexible working on offer –a mix of office & home working.


Birmingham OR Milton Keynes   £50 - 55,000 + Pen(6:12) + health + 25 hols
London (Euston)                          £50 - 60,000 + Pen(6:12) + health + 25 hols

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Assist in the programming, preparation, review and submission requests for approval in accordance with Schedule 17 of the High-Speed Rail (London – West Midlands) Act 2017 (the Act), working primarily as part of the main works Integrated Project Team (IPT), and with engineering and environment teams, consultants and contractors as required.
  • Engage with local planning authorities on town planning matters associated with Schedule 17 and planning application submissions, and hybrid Act related processes.
  • Manage, engage with and advise contractor and HS2 teams on the preparation of planning material for consents packages, for example enabling works, main works, rail systems, and works outside of Act limits. Advise on Development Consent Order / Transport and Works Act Orders and planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act and General Permitted Development Order processes and programme, and risk implications associated with these.
  • Support with emerging business needs, for example assisting in design panel reviews, local technical engagement panels and local public engagement activities.
  • Actively promote and embed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) in all your work and support and comply with all organizational initiatives, policies and procedures on EDI. 

Required Criteria
You will be a Town Planner with experience achieving consent or reviewing consent through the 1990 Town & Country Planning Act and the Planning Act 2008 Development Consent Order (DCO) processes, Schedule 17 experience would be ideal but by no means essential.  Your experience maybe gained at a consultancy, client organisation or indeed a Local Authority, you will be chartered or working towards your chartership (MRTPI), training & mentoring to achieve this can be offered.


  • Able to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • Ability to negotiate the successful delivery of consents with local planning authorities
  • Ability to produce and present documents and reports to a variety of audiences, including stakeholders at various levels
  • Ability to provide advice and guidance on the production of drawings and supplemental planning information relating to planning submissions 
  • IT skills including MS office or equivalent 
  • Ability to provide advice to internal and external stakeholders on Town Planning matters and the HS2 Act. 
  • Able to prioritize workload, work independently and deliver to agreed deadlines. 


  • Knowledge of UK Planning Policy and legislation and an understanding of Environment Impact Assessment Legislation.


  • Project or programme management processes and / or successfully managing a varied caseload of applications or projects. 

Type of experience:  

  • Experience in town planning through infrastructure planning, and/or dealing with major planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. Experience of different planning regimes including the Planning Act 2008, The Transport and Works Act 1992 or Hybrid Bill experience.


  • Experience of working and building relationships with multidisciplinary project teams, and internal and external stakeholders.
  • Experience of contributing to multi-disciplinary projects.
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