Job Title: Planner / Assistant Planner

Location: Essex (Stanstead)

Penguin Rercruitment is delighted to be supporting a Housebuilder who are looking for the hire of Planner/Assistant Planner to join the team.

As a key member of the Planning & Design Team, you will be responsible for assisting on projects, whilst providing guidance and advice to other team member / stakeholders.

The Role:

  • Working closely with the Design & Planning Director, Senior Planning Manager and Planning Manager.
  • You will assist in the effectiveness of Planning & Design team activities and the management of outside consultants working on planning applications and condition sign offs.
  • You will assist in the monitoring of S106 obligations.
  • You will prepare, submit and monitor minor planning applications.
  • You will assist in the preparation, submission and monitoring of major planning applications.
  • You will assist in managing assigned projects from site purchase to planning approval and discharge of planning conditions by liaising with specific teams internally alongside external consultants.
  • You will actively participate in Weekly Planning Meetings, reporting to the Design & Planning Director and the rest of the team against projects you are involved in.
  • You will work with the Planning & Design team to obtain the necessary consultant reports and surveys as agreed during the site purchase stage.
  • To maintain a good knowledge of existing and changes to planning and other legislation that affect the potential for developing current and future sites

The Candidate:

  • Town Planning Degree
  • Experience within the public or private sector
  • The desire and ability to adapt to changing situations
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Enthusiastic about planning

Company Benefits:

  • Competitive salary.
  • Car Allowance
  • Life assurance.
  • Discretionary bonus.


The hiring manager is looking to meet with suitable candidates ASAP so if you meet the above criteria, please contact Josh Jones on 01792 365 000 or

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