Senior Planner

Hybrid / remote working

Penguin Recruitment is pleased to present a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Town Planner who is interested in exploring the renewables sector!

My client is a forward-thinking Renewable Energy Developer, who’s dynamic team is collectively responsible for developing, constructing, and operating utility scale energy projects in the UK. Due to an exciting pipeline of work the team is now expanding!

The successful candidate will work as part of the Development Team and be responsible for providing support on a range of renewable energy projects at all stages of the planning process from reviewing prospective sites, supporting on pre-application consultation (with LPAs and the public), managing external consultants preparing planning applications and discharging planning conditions.

The ideal candidate will be confident in the planning system and comfortable preparing relevant planning documentation (planning statements, green belt assessments etc) and ideally with some experience of planning appeals. Other requirements include:

  • Relevant planning experience, ideally in renewable energy planning in the UK and holding a recognized RTPI planning qualification or working towards this.
  • Experience reviewing planning related documents.
  • Strong report-writing and communication skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Full Driving Licence and strong IT competency.


For the ideal candidate, my client is happy to offer a competitive basic salary, a digressionary bonus scheme up to 20%, and an impressive benefits package that includes access to private medical insurance, medicash, gym membership, cycle to work scheme, and more!

For applications and more information regarding this opportunity, please send your up-to-date CV to Megan Field at, or call 01792 365 005.

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