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Town Planner

Telent Technology Services Limited




Posted: 24/11/2022

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Town Planner

Location: Livingston, Scotland (AGILE working)

Type of Job: Permanent, full time

Ref No: V13188

Telent are now looking for a Town Planner, based out of Harlequin Group's Livingston office, Scotland. This Town Planner opportunity will see you work as part of the Planning team, taking a pivotal role in ensuring planning applications and processes, policies, codes and practices are being adhered to, before and after the design and build of critical Mobile and Telecommunications equipment on site, which include Towers, Telephone masts and so on. This is an Agile working role, which will see you predominantly working from the Livingston office, with a potential to review this way of working further into the role.

At Telent, you will have the opportunity to be a part of something bigger. To keep things moving and to connect people in the world of Telecommunications. It's important work that we are passionate about. Learning fast, inspiring colleagues, and making the entire organisation run smoother and better. Join us and help keep the nations critical networks connected and protected 24/7.

Town Planner - What you'll do:

As the Town Planner you will play an important role in helping Mobile Phone Operator clients to improve connectivity and performance of their networks by obtaining planning consents or approvals for new telecom sites and upgrading existing ones.

The key deliverables of this role are as follows:

Submission of full planning applications, GPDO applications and Regulation 5 Notifications
Appeal assessments and submissions
Liaison with colleagues and project management
Pre-application consultation with LPA's and relevant stakeholders
Management of in-flight applications and appeals
Reporting to clients via phone/email/meetings/weekly reports
Liaison with Local Planning Authorities
Providing clients with accurate and relevant planning advice
providing general planning advice to clients and internal teams
Helping to ensure accurate site/planning records and commentary
Providing training to the wider planning team, depending on experience
Contribute to the team in achieving its business objectives
Help to achieve/exceed client milestones/KPIs
Assist in building client relationshipsTown Planner - Who you are:

The ideal Town Planner will have at least 1-3 years of post-graduate Town Planning experience, has a strong understanding of local and national planning policies, codes / acts and polices around planning applications and ideally come from either a Construction, Telecommunications or Transport / Rail background.

Town Planner - Key requirements:

Minimum 1-3 years of post-graduate Town Planning experience within either the public or private sector
Experience of working in Telecoms / Telecommunications Industry (preferred)
Negotiation experience
Project Management experience
Good IT skills
Good interpersonal skills
Full UK driving licence and flexible to travel if required
Experience of submitting planning applications and related applications / documentation
Excellent understanding of the appeal process, including experience of submitting written representation appeals
Strong understanding of the GPDO throughout the UK, as well as National Policy for Communications
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Able to work in a team and achieve individual targets
Attention to detail and good report writing skills
Ideally qualified - MRTPI or RICS / MRICS What we offer:

A career at Telent can span sectors, roles, technologies, and clients giving you the opportunity to develop, learn new skills and make an impact. We are growing and we rely on our committed Team to deliver.

We nurture the talent that makes this happen, by our on-going commitment to creating an inclusive culture that respects and values difference, that celebrates diverse ideas. We want everyone to feel they can be themselves and to thrive at work.

Alongside a very competitive salary, here are some additional benefits with this role:

33 days holiday, including public holidays, plus the option to buy or sell five days each year
Company matched pension scheme
A range of family friendly policies
Occupational health support and wellbeing Portal
Discounts on Cinema, Restaurants and Shopping with Telent Reward schemeAbout Telent

Telent is a leading technology company and specialist in the design, build, support and maintenance, drawing on decades of experience in mission critical communications and technology. of the UK's critical digital infrastructure. The work we do helps connect thousands of people and communities, using the best technology and innovation available. When you join us, you'll have the opportunity to make a real impact on all our futures by fulfilling your potential and delivering high performance. We work together to make everyday life work better for everyone. You'll be part of a team of more than 3,000 brilliant, dedicated people committed to getting the job done well.

Brilliance brought together.

We are guided by our values and behaviours:

Be Inclusive
Take Responsibility
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