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Regional Planning Director


Manchester, United Kingdom

Job Summary

AECOM have an exciting and challenging opportunity for a flexible, talented Regional Director / Associate Director Planner to join our Manchester team on a permanent basis. We provide excellent professional development and career opportunities so the ideal candidate will be looking to further their experience and skills base in a practical workplace environment.
The successful candidate will need to run applications, appeals and inquiries, as well as developments, plans and promotions. They will have experience in promoting large scale residential and mixed use developments, both Brownfield and Greenfield, through the Local Development Framework and by coordinating professional teams to submit applications. The ability to manage projects, either alone or under supervision, and develop business is essential and ideally they will already have built up contacts in the North West region/ UK.

Key responsibilities of the role include:
Promoting large scale residential and mixed use developments (both Brownfield and Greenfield) through the Local Development Framework and by coordinating professional teams to submit applications;
Running applications, appeals and inquiries, as well as developments, plans and promotions;
Developing client relationships and generating work;
Co-ordination of project teams and project management;
Conducting research and site appraisals on projects for our client base;
Preparation, submission and negotiation of planning applications;
Preparation of planning and economic statements; and
Policy representations.

Minimum Requirements

Have strong planning experience, ideally with experience of Planning in Manchester and the UK;
Have an interest and track record in business development;
Have existing client contacts, ideally in the North West region;
Have strong project management skills;
Are able to manage a large and complex workload;
Have an ability to undertake quantitative and sequential assessments;
Are committed and have an eye for detail;
Are used to working with minimal supervision and have a strong ability to use their own initiative; and
Are personable and a strong team player.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree​
MRTPI qualified

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.
NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES: Please note that AECOM does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Recruitment Fee Agreement, AECOM will not consider or agree to payment of any referral compensation or recruiter fee. In the event a recruiter or agency submits a resume or candidate without a previously signed agreement, AECOM explicitly reserves the right to pursue and hire those candidate(s) without any financial obligation to the recruiter or agency. Any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of AECOM.


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