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Graduate Opportunities 2018 - Environmental Town Planner - Basingstoke


Basingstoke, 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.

AECOM are looking for an exceptional graduate planner to join our busy team of consultants in Basingstoke, Hampshire. We enjoy what we do at AECOM. We bring projects to life in the cities and communities in which we work, and we’re driven by a set of values and a common purpose — to create, enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments. Innovation is built into every project we manage and every community we serve. We’ll provide you support in an environment that allows you to grow and succeed.


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

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.
Interest in delivering major infrastructure projects.
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.
Note – this role is not suitable for candidates who have a preference to do masterplanning/urban design or architecture.

Preferred Qualifications
Ideally a full clean driving licence.


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