Senior Town Planner

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The Opportunity

Are you a chartered Town Planner considering the next step in your career? Would you like to work for a top tier global consultancy? Are you based in or looking to commute to the fantastic city of Newcastle? If so, we would love to hear from you.

Our multi-disciplinary Newcastle office is rapidly growing and has just undergone a brand new refurb. Based on the Quayside you will enjoy beautiful views across the River Tyne, benefit from onsite parking and join a friendly, sociable office scene. We are looking for a talented Senior Planner to work on a broad range of planning projects across the Northeast including new town settlements, urban extensions, residential, strategic, mixed-use, renewable energy and employment schemes. Developments range in size, use and complexity and include the preparation and submission of planning applications and Local Plan promotions. This role offers exciting career opportunities, great client exposure and high quality, continued  professional development.

About you

You will be an experienced Town Planner, ideally with Membership of the RTPI (or eligible and working towards it). Ideally, we are looking for some knowledge of planning in the North/Northeast region or a commitment to the region, and your experience will ideally relate to medium to large scale developments. Your role will include:
  • Conducting research and site appraisals on projects for our client base
  • Preparing, submitting and negotiating on planning applications
  • Preparing policy representations
  • Coordinating internal and external project teams
  • Project Managing a range of developments
  • Developing client relationships
  • Inputting to planning appeals

We believe that it is our people and their individual talents that make us special. We work within a friendly, inclusive, and supportive culture and one of high support and high challenge, where we are not afraid to take on new and greater responsibilities and are each individually encouraged to grow and flourish both personally and professionally, with genuine career opportunities based on merit.  We create a working environment that offers flexibility, adopting a hybrid approach to agile working and offer a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, private health care and a flexi-benefits package allowing you to choose benefits that are truly valuable to you, including the opportunity to buy and sell holiday.

For more information, contact Ruth Hoggett (Talent Acquisition Manager)

Reasonable adjustments

We are an inclusive employer and want to ensure all our applicants have the same opportunity for success. Please inform us of any support or reasonable adjustment you may need as a result of a disability, long term health condition, neurodiversity or other personal circumstances, to enable you to perform to the best of your ability during the recruitment process (for example extra assessment time, visual adjustment, special access request).

Please contact a member of our talent team if reasonable adjustments are required. Our email is Careers.UK&[email protected] and a member of our team will be happy to assist.


About Stantec

Stantec is a top tier global consultancy, the Stantec community unites approximately 28,000 employees working in over 400 locations across 6 continents. 

We have been working with our clients and communities in the UK for over 150 years. With around 3,000 people working in integrated regional teams across the UK & Ireland. We plan, design, deliver and manage the development and infrastructure needed to support the creation of sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities.

Our teams provide effective and relevant solutions, translating our client’s vision into valued consents, deliverable plans for projects and programmes, and efficient designs for delivery, based on technical excellence and deep market insight.

We deal with today’s challenges, but also keep a fairer, better tomorrow in sight, looking at how we deliver clean growth, support radical changes in our economy and meet the needs of future communities.


Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment.

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