Penguin Recruitment is pleased to be working with a highly regarded Planning and Design Consultancy in Scotland on the hire of a Senior Town Planner to their team in Edinburgh.

The successful Senior Town Planner will assume responsibility for a variety of small, medium to large scale projects across all development sectors, including housing, tourism, hotels, estates and other commercial including a good range of environmental projects coming on stream.

Duties will include:

  • Managing projects including planning applications (major and local), Development Plans submissions and appeals.
  • Undertaking Feasibility Assessments of sites for development suitability.
  • Liaising with planning officers, architects, consultants and other third parties.
  • Preparing planning appraisals for new potential projects.
  • Undertaking research and analysis for sites, including planning policy and case history.
  • Preparing fee quotations and complete projects within budget.
  • Establishing and utilising existing networking avenues to promote the business.

In order to apply you will hold/demonstrate;

  • RTPI Accredited Degree or similar.
  • Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI).
  • Demonstrate a positive and proactive approach to meeting client and business expectations
  • Possess excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Have a collaborate approach to management of projects and meet timescales
  • Have sound knowledge of Scottish planning practice, procedures and planning legislation
  • Ability to engage in community consultations
  • Possess excellent written reporting skills, and competent in Microsoft Office
  • Clean driving licence

In return, the company will provide a competitive starting salary & accompanying benefits package. You will benefit from joining a large, supportive team who will help you realise your career objectives. You will join a recognised leader in the sector and have access to a varied project portfolio, including high-profile schemes.


The Director leading this recruitment is keen to meet with suitable Senior Town Planners ASAP so please register your interest below by clicking ‘apply’.

For more information on this role or other vacancies in the region please contact me on 01792 365 001 or

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