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Technical Director / Principal Consultant – Planning (Built Environment), Cardiff, UK

Office Location: Cardiff

Working Hours: 37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday

Salary: Competitive basic salary, comprehensive benefits package

Discipline team: Planning

Reporting to: Technical Discipline Manager Europe - Planning


Job Description


SLR has an established Planning team across its European business, with RTPI planners working from many of its 24 offices across the UK and Ireland; and working across a range of sectors including minerals/waste, Power, Built Environment and Industry.

During 2015/16 in line with its wider strategic development; SLR’s Planning team made a highly successful key strategic appointment to develop its Built Environment sector Planning capabilities throughout Europe.

In its continuing development of this sector SLR is now looking to make further high-level appointments of Planning professionals with expertise within the Built Environment sector to work closely with our sector lead to continue the commercial and technical growth of this area of business within our Cardiff office.


The successful candidate will have the opportunity to drive the company’s Built Environment Planning offer, working alongside the Lead Technical Director to capitalise on our impressive client list. 

You will be a work winner in your own right, with an appetite to unlock and develop new and existing client opportunities and relationships. You will also play a key role in evolving the wider planning team by developing and monitoring junior planning staff.

The successful candidate will provide exceptional advice on a range of planning topics to a variety of clients; therefore strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential.

You will have a fantastic working knowledge of all local planning legislations and a strong background in the delivery of projects. Equally, a strong track record of project management would be an advantage as the SLR structure lends itself to the delivery of an integrated offer to clients.

We undertake planning and environmental services across a wide range of sectors; therefore you will ideally have experience in and practice across all of these. You should also be experienced in providing the lead advice in client meetings and presentations, and will play an important part in business development


Person Specification


• Demonstrable experience in a comparable consultancy-based Planning role, including team management/growth/mentoring, project management/delivery and business development activities
• Planning experience across the full spectrum of sectors, including excellent knowledge of all local planning legislation
• Proven capabilities leading client meetings/presentations
• Experience of leading projects within a multidisciplinary consultancy environment


• Relevant RTPI accredited degree
• Full RTPI membership
• Relevant planning based postgraduate qualification


• The ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients and regulatory authorities


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.