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Graduate Planner/Town Planner - Basingstoke


London, United Kingdom

Job Summary
AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

We enjoy an exceptional team approach working closely with architects, engineers, environmental specialists, economists and other related professionals to develop award winning integrated infrastructure projects.

We work in dynamic and challenging environments, in multi-disciplinary teams delivering solutions to a broad base of client sectors including transportation, energy, water and local government.

We are looking for creative and highly motivated team players that have the ability to assist other members of the Planning team who would like the fantastic opportunity to further their career, gaining valuable experience to be part of exciting projects on a local and national level within an established consultancy.


When a graduate starts with us we pair them with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Your initial role will be to support the team with the completion of high quality project deliverables in accordance with project programmes. The primary responsibilities of the role will include:

• supporting the production of planning applications including writing relevant supporting reports such as Planning Statements and Design and Access Statements;
• assistance with the coordination of multi-disciplinary project teams;
• undertaking field visits and surveys;
• carrying out planning research and analysis and assist with the identification of planning risk;
• delivering community and stakeholder consultation;
• participating in internal and external meetings when required; and
• assisting with project management and implementing quality and health and safety principles.

Our Graduate Development Programme (GDP) along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, each and every one of them making a tangible difference to the environment we all live & work in.

Open July 17 - Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CV’s will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.

Minimum Requirements

• A graduate with a degree level qualification in planning, preferably accredited by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)
• Practical experience in a client facing role, preferably planning related.
• Ability to interpret construction/design plans and drawings.
• Able to work on own initiative and under pressure.
• Competent in the use of Microsoft Office including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.
• Sound knowledge of UK Planning policy and legislation.
• Ability to deliver planning solutions, and successfully manage time to meet project deadlines.
• A hard working and highly motivated individual with excellent communication, presentation and report writing skills.
• Client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach with a high level of commitment towards the job.
• Full current driving licence.

Preferred Qualifications
• Interest in delivering major infrastructure projects.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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