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Graduate Planner/EIA Co-ordinator (Project grade), UK

Office Location: Edinburgh (Glasgow or Stirling may be considered)

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday – Friday 9.00am – 5.30pm

Salary: Competitive basic salary, comprehensive benefits package

Discipline team: ESIA

Reporting to: Technical Director ESIA/Planning


Job Description


SLR has a large and successful planning and EIA team that works across all six of its business areas (Mining & Minerals, Waste, Energy, Industry, Infrastructure and Planning & Development) throughout the UK and within its international business.

Due to an increasing workload, we are looking for a Planner/EIA Co-ordinator to join our busy team in Edinburgh at a Project grade.

Activities are likely to include the drafting of a diverse range of planning and environmental policy reviews, participating in stakeholder engagement along with some aspects of project management.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to become involved in a variety of planning work from major Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) applications to smaller submission, variation of conditions, planning policy work.

The main types of applications relate to minerals and waste, renewable energy and general development. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within an experienced team across the UK (which may involve short term work within other offices or client sites), and be involved in projects where you will be expected to contribute to the identification of added value solutions to address sometimes controversial project challenges.


Person Specification


  • Relevant Planning or Environmental degree
  • Experience within an Environmental Consultancy  or equivalent commercial organisation participating in/delivering EIA or Planning projects within timescale/budget constraints
  • Good knowledge of the Scottish Planning System and EIA Process, and ideally knowledge of consenting as per the Electricity Act 1989, the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997 and the Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) (Scotland) Regulations 2017.
  • Strong computer skills inc Microsoft Word, Excel and ideally Project
  • Driving license

Applications and Enquiries

SLR Consulting is an equal opportunities employer. Further details of our Equal Opportunities policy are available upon request.

To apply, please complete the online application form below.