REF: NE3455456

Principal Town Planner – Ipswich – £Negotiable

Are you a visionary leader passionate about shaping vibrant communities and sustainable urban environments? We’re seeking an experienced and dynamic Principal Town Planner to lead our innovative client and drive impactful change in the city’s development.

Our client are dedicated to creating thriving, inclusive, and resilient communities that enhance the quality of life for all residents. As a leading urban planning firm, they’re committed to excellence in urban design, environmental stewardship, and community engagement.

Role Overview: As the Principal Town Planner, you’ll play a pivotal role in guiding the strategic direction of our planning initiatives. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Leading a team of talented planners to develop comprehensive urban plans and policies.
  • Collaborating with government agencies, stakeholders, and community groups to ensure alignment with local needs and priorities.
  • Providing expert guidance on zoning regulations, land use planning, and development proposals.
  • Championing sustainability principles and advocating for innovative solutions to urban challenges.
  • Overseeing project budgets, timelines, and deliverables to ensure successful outcomes.

Requirements: To excel in this role, you should possess:

  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree in urban planning, architecture, geography, or a related field.
  • A proven track record in urban planning, with experience in leadership and project management.
  • In-depth knowledge of planning principles, land use regulations, and urban development trends.
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to engage diverse stakeholders and build consensus.
  • Proficiency in GIS software, urban modeling tools, and other planning technologies.
  • A commitment to fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of planning practice.

Why Apply

  • Opportunity to lead transformative projects that make a real difference in people’s lives.
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment that values innovation and creativity.
  • Competitive salary and benefits package, including professional development opportunities.
  • Vibrant city location with access to cultural amenities, parks, and public transportation.

How to Apply: Contact Neil Ellerton of Penguin Recruitment on 01792 365 108. Or send your CV to

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