The AECOM Planning team, covering the north of England and Wales is based in Manchester and Leeds. The team has a broad range of clients and works on high profile commissions and is active across a wide breadth of planning-related discipline areas. We are looking to recruit an experienced Senior Planner in the Manchester office with experience in spatial planning, planning policy, Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Sustainability Assessment and development management. Working as a Senior Planner with AECOM, you will manage projects of varying scales and typically will be required to prepare planning statements for a range of developments, carry out sustainability appraisals for Local Plans as well as spatial planning work including neighborhood planning. The main duties of the Senior Planner would include; Acting as Project Manager to determine team members, provide team briefing and manage commissions to appropriate level of quality, budget and programme; Undertaking spatial planning work including neighbourhood planning, SEA/SA and Local Plan preparation support; Preparing and submitting planning applications, including coordinating multi-disciplinary team across various project types; Providing general planning advice to colleagues and clients; Involvement in environmental studies and EIA’s; Contributing to the preparation of technical proposals, and business development for the team. Prepare client reports and review work of more junior members of staff. The following skills and experience are required; Post-graduate experience, including within a consultancy environment; Project management experience including the management of planning applications; Strong experience of working within a team-based multi-disciplinary culture; Show a strong interest and experience in planning policy development, community regeneration; development management and/or SA/SEA preparation; Strong experience of community and stakeholder consultation exercises; Excellent communication skills both written and verbal. You will be Degree qualified in a relevant discipline You will be a full Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, MRTPI Your benefits will include: Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle. You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.