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Town Planner


Whitehaven, United Kingdom

Arup is an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services. Through our work, we make a positive difference in the world.

We are seeking an enthusiastic, experienced Planner to join our team in Whitehaven, Cumbria. The candidate will be involved in providing both policy and development planning advice to clients and helping to address planning issues on major projects. This role will suit a dynamic, competent, hard-working individual with excellent communication and team working skills.


• Undertake evidence based studies and research to provide sound policy advice.

• Assist in preparing planning applications and liaising with the Local Authority to help secure permission and sign off on conditions.

• To work in teams – a specialist within a multi-disciplinary team.

• Liaise with clients and stakeholders and work with them on a day to day basis, under supervision of the project manager or director.

• Develop relationships internally with other Arup practices/teams.

• Assist with preparing bids for new work.

• Report writing and giving presentations.

Requirements and skills

• RTPI Accredited Degree or Masters Degree in Town Planning.

• Working towards membership of the Royal Institute of Town Planners.

• 2 to 3 years’ experience.

• Experience of working for public or private sector.

• Experience of developing planning policy and of providing development planning services.

• Commercial aptitude.

Reward and Benefits

We offer a competitive salary at all levels, and one of the best benefits package in our sector.

Core benefits include cover under the UK Healthcare Plan (private medical insurance), Life Assurance, Accident Insurance, and Income Protection (long term disability) cover. Core benefits are funded by us and made available to all permanent staff in order to support and safeguard your financial, physical and mental wellbeing. You will also have access to a grade-related Flexible Benefits Fund which you can choose to take as extra cash, or spend on a wide range of Choice Benefits to help with your work/life balance and financial security.

In addition all permanent employees are eligible for the Global Profit Share scheme. Subject to scheme rules employees can receive two Profit Share payments per year, which are dependent on the firm’s financial performance.


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