Planning Consultant

  • Location

    Manchester, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Real Estate

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  • Salary:

    £50000.00 - £80000.00 per annum + car allowance, bonus & benefits

  • Contact:

    Oli Coote

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

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Position: Planning Manager

Location: Manchester

Salary: £50,000 to £80,000 plus car allowance, annual bonus & benefits

Capstone are recruiting a Planning Manager on behalf of a property developer based in Manchester with a reputation of delivering first class projects to an enviable range of clients. As In-house Planning Manager you will work on projects from tender through to completion and you will manage all aspects of the planning, programming, and reporting.

We are looking for someone who can play an integral part in ensuring that projects are delivered on time and within budget and who can work with a range of internal and external stakeholders across

the business.


  • Responsible for devising and implementing the planning program for all active sites
  • Oversee all aspects of the planning strategy including pre-application, consultation, and stakeholder engagement
  • Work with colleagues and partners to ensure viable developments are delivered
  • Co-ordinate and manage multidisciplinary project teams
  • Prepare all planning applications and planning appeals
  • Prepare and undertake commercial and planning appraisals for prospective sites and make recommendations for investment
  • Point of contact for local authorities and statutory consultees
  • Provide planning advice and work with colleagues, partners, and stakeholders to manage risk pre-start and during each phase of the project

Key Requirements:

  • Ideally you will be a Chartered planner, as a minimum you must be degree qualified with at least 5 years' experience as a planner within a Local Planning Authority, Consultancy or Developer
  • Excellent knowledge of the planning system and development processes
  • Experience with Pre-Construction
  • Ability to interpret drawings & produce material take offs/scheduling
  • Ability to understand regulatory requirements
  • Able to communicate and negotiate effectively across all areas of the business both verbal and written
  • Highly self-motivated and able to prioritize and manage your own workload
  • Experience in attending and speaking at planning committee meetings
  • Be able to implement the requirements of sub-contractors
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety files/Plans preferable

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to showcase their skills and experience in a high achieving, multidisciplinary team. Please contact Oliver Coote to discuss in more details on +44 (0) 203 757 5000 or email

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