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Job Ref:  136383BR
Employer:  AECOM
Country:  United Kingdom
County/State:  Hampshire
City:  Multiple Locations
30/09/2016 11:58

Why Choose AECOM?
AECOM is a premier, fully integrated professional and technical services firm positioned to design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets around the world for public- and private-sector clients. With nearly 100,000 employees - including architects, engineers, designers, planners, scientists and management and construction services professionals - serving clients in over 150 countries around the world, AECOM is ranked as the #1 engineering design firm by revenue in Engineering News-Record magazine's annual industry rankings, and has been recognized by Fortune magazine as a World's Most Admired Company. The firm is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, oil and gas, water, high-rise buildings and government. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering customized and creative solutions that meet the needs of clients' projects. A Fortune 500 firm, AECOM companies, including URS Corporation and Hunt Construction Group, have annual revenue of approximately $19 billion. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at NA.

About the Business Line
Our team of environment specialists offers clients expertise in air quality, impact analysis and permitting, environmental health and safety management consulting/due diligence, remediation consulting/engineering and construction/site restoration, specialty and emerging technologies, waste services and water and natural resources.

Job Summary
AECOM is currently looking to recruit an experienced Associate Planner to join an established infrastructure planning team, to lead a wide range of planning work, primarily on major development projects and to play a lead role in developing the infrastructure planning business. The role will ideally be based in Basingstoke or London however other office locations throughout the UK will also be considered for the right candidate.

The team provides planning and environmental consultancy advice, and project management services, for a wide spectrum of plans, programmes and projects.

Projects range from rail, road, power and waste management development, to large scale urban regeneration schemes, industrial facilities, onshore and offshore oil and gas, marine and coastal projects.

Main responsibilities of the role will include:
The management and successful delivery of major projects, including leadership of major development projects through the development consenting process (including procedures under the Planning Act 1990, the Planning Act 2008 and the Transport and Works Act 1992).
Taking a lead role in the management and development of the infrastructure planning business, including team management, generating opportunities and winning new infrastructure planning business.
The role will require technical planning knowledge, excellent team working and communication skills, line management, financial management and project direction/management experience.

Position Responsibility:
To act as a Project Manager/Project Director. To direct or manage the production of project documents to the highest standard in accordance with project timescales, in relation to planning applications; planning policy analysis; input into planning appeals/public inquiries; site appraisal work; and any other planning work as required.
To provide technical leadership, to analyse client requirements and to conceive innovative, cost-effective and legislatively compliant solutions for projects and proposals, in order meet and exceed client expectations and to maintain AECOM's position as a leader of infrastructure planning and environmental planning consultancy services.
To work with EIA Practitioners during the production and editing of environmental statement chapters, and non-technical summaries.
To identify and generate additional commercial opportunities in the course of project work and with existing clients.
To play a pro-active and leading role in developing new clients and new proposal opportunities. To engage in effective planning marketing activities on a regular basis.
To deliver line management duties, to supervise and oversee work, and mentor, motivate and develop staff.
To develop and implement aims and objectives, policies and procedures to support the growth of the wider planning and environmental business throughout the UK.
To understand and implement the AECOM Quality Management System.
To ensure health and safety issues are addressed throughout a project.
To represent AECOM as an infrastructure planner at senior meetings and events.

Minimum Requirements
The ideal candidate would be a qualified planner with extensive experience of successfully leading major development projects through the development consenting process, including experience of the development consenting procedures under the Planning Act 1990, the Planning Act 2008 and the Transport and Works Act 1992. The ideal candidate would preferably have experience in the power development, road and rail sectors.

The candidate will be a self-motivated, commercially aware planner, with the confidence, ability and experience to provide authoritative, strategic advice to junior staff and clients.

• Proven knowledge of UK planning legislation, policy and guidance.
• Proven knowledge of the consenting regimes under the Planning Act 1990, Planning Act 2008 and the Transport and Works Act 1992. Understanding of Hybrid Bill procedures an advantage.
• Proven knowledge of project management, direction and project finances.

• Creativity, foresight and mature planning judgement in anticipating and solving problems.
• Ability to work with and guide internal teams throughout the business.
• Effective and persuasive leadership skills.
• Excellent communication and networking skills.
• Ability to represent the business to clients.

• Extensive experience of successfully leading infrastructure projects through the development consenting process.
• Staff management experience.
• Experience in project direction/management and financial management of projects.
• A proven track record as a business developer.

Preferred Qualifications
• Good first degree in a social science, town planning or environmental planning and second degree in a related subject.
• Full Chartered Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) or an equivalent professional organisation.

What We Offer
AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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