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We are looking for an Environmental Planner to support a range of planning applications and EIA projects, taking them from initial conception and feasibility, through the consenting process and discharge of planning conditions. The role will involve coordinating a range of in-house and external specialists, together with the production of accompanying reports and community engagement. There will also be an opportunity to support with business development.

Location: Scotland (Glasgow preferred)

Reference #: Environmental Planning Consultant: 05-2024

The Role

The firm is seeking to recruit an Environmental Planning Consultant to join our growing Planning & Development Group, with the potential to base yourself at one of our Scotland offices (Glasgow is preferred). The Planning & Development Team includes Planners, EIA Practitioners, Architects, Graphics & Visualisations Specialists and Contaminated Land Specialists. The wider consultancy team includes Noise, Air Quality and Flood Risk Specialists which the planning team have access to.

We are a flexible employer and are willing to consider flexible working arrangements that are desirable to you. You will be provided with IT equipment and software/services as required to facilitate your efficient home working.

Mabbett is a consultancy offering planning, design, safety, environment and engineering services. A positive place to work, Mabbett aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything we do.

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications, experience, and position requirements.


  • Support with the delivery of planning projects.
  • Liaise with internal and external consultants engaged on planning projects, clients and stakeholders.
  • Feasibility studies for new development proposals to identify planning and environmental considerations.
  • Use GIS to produce environmental designations maps and provide analysis of any constraints and opportunities linked to development projects.
  • Support with planning projects, including the submission of applications, monitoring throughout the determination process and discharging planning conditions.
  • Support with community consultation for planning projects.
  • Contribute to environmental reports including EIA Screening Reports, EIA Scoping Reports, Environmental Statements/ EIA Report Chapters, non-technical summaries etc.
  • Contribute to planning reports, including Planning Statements, Design and Access Statements, Pre-Application Consultation Reports etc.
  • Provide support to the wider Planning & Development Team where necessary.
  • Opportunity to assist with business development.


The ideal candidate will possess a BSc or MSc in Environmental Planning/ EIA/ Town Planning or other relevant discipline and have a full U.K. driving licence with clean driving record. Professional accreditations (IEMA/ RTPI) or progression towards this would be viewed favourably.


The selected candidate will be a ‘self-starter’ with commercial awareness and will have experience with regards to many of the following areas/disciplines, preferably in a consultancy role.

  • Experience of supporting planning and EIA projects for renewables, minerals, waste, residential or industrial developments.
  • An understanding of planning legislation and processes across the UK.
  • An understanding of the EIA legislation and processes across the UK.
  • An understanding of environmental assessment techniques and methodologies.
  • Report writing, including EIA Screening Reports, EIA Scoping Reports or EIA Report/Environmental Statement chapters.
  • Comfortable engaging with key project stakeholders, including consultees and the local community.
  • Written and verbal communication skills.
  • Project management skills.

About Mabbett

Mabbett is an Equal Opportunities Employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes including contributary pension scheme, funded professional membership and one paid for volunteer day each year. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations and growth opportunities.

For more information on the benefits of working at Mabbett, please visit ‘Life at Mabbett.’

To Apply

For further information on this vacancy and/or to apply for this position in complete confidence, please send a CV and Covering Letter, identifying how your qualifications, experience and attributes match the job description above.

Potential candidates are requested to provide an indication of their salary expectations and confirm which Mabbett office(s) they would consider working from or home based, as applicable.


Location: Scotland (Glasgow preferred)

Reference #: Environmental Planning Consultant: 05-2024

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