The successful candidate will have membership of IEMA or RTPI, with experience of managing projects through the planning process including EIA Project Management, ES/ EIA Report delivery and an understanding of UK planning systems.

Location: Glasgow (preferred), Belfast, Cardiff, Dublin, Edinburgh, Inverness or Liverpool

Reference #: Senior or Principal Environmental Planner 01-2021

We are recruiting for a Senior or Principal Environmental Planner to join our growing team, with the potential to base yourself at any of our U.K. offices (Glasgow is preferred). The current core environmental planning team includes EIA, landscape and visual assessment, graphics and visualisation. The wider consultancy team includes noise, ecology, air quality, water and land contamination specialists which the environmental planning team have access to. Current projects include renewables and building developments, for industrial and commercial clients and we are engaged with delivering on the net zero agenda.

We are seeking an individual to complement current expertise in order to service new opportunities and grow the team, with a start date around May/June 2021.

Due to Covid, you will primarily work from home in the short term, unless this is unavailable to you. You will be provided with the IT equipment and software/services required to facilitate your efficient home working. Long term arrangements will be discussed and agreed with the successful candidate – we are a flexible employer and are willing to consider any arrangement that is mutually agreeable.

A positive place to work, Mabbett aims to implement the motto ‘See a Difference’ in everything that we do.


The ideal candidates will possess:

  • a BSc or MSc in EIA/ Environmental Planning/ Town Planning discipline;
  • membership of IEMA or RTPI (full or associate or be a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv)) or Registered EIA Practitioner with IEMA, or working towards this accreditation;
  • a successful track record of managing projects through the planning process, including early feasibility through to discharging planning conditions;
  • experience of EIA Project Management and ES/ EIA Report delivery;
  • a thorough understanding of UK planning systems and EIA, including best practice guidelines, planning processes and environmental assessment methods;
  • excellent report writing and client liaison skills;
  • excellent business development skills and experience of winning work;
  • experience of successfully managing in-budget and on-time projects;
  • adaptable and flexible combined with technical excellence, and
  • full UK driving licence.

The selected candidate will be a ‘self-starter’ and commercial awareness and successful track record is essential.


The ideal candidate will have experience with regards to many of the following areas/disciplines, preferably in a consultancy role:

  • experience of working leading projects through the planning system (including appeals);
  • experience of co-ordinating planning and EIA projects for residential, renewables, minerals, waste or industrial developments;
  • experience of on-shore and off-shore EIA projects;
  • leading the co-ordination and delivery of EIA and SEA projects;
  • demonstrable experience of working within multi-disciplinary teams;
  • authoring of Environmental Reports, Planning Statements, Design and Access Statements and Pre-Application Consultation Reports to the highest standard, in accordance with project timescales and best practice guidelines;
  • project management;
  • experience of undertaking community engagement;
  • effective communication with clients, colleagues, partner organisations, statutory and non-statutory consultees and sub-contractors;
  • appointing, managing and coordinating inputs from the range of specialist sub-consultants, and ensuring that their outputs meet the required standards;
  • preparation of fee proposals and bids, and
  • marketing-business development of planning and EIA projects.

The successful candidate will also be responsible for marketing and business development activities to support the workstream of the environmental planning team.

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

About Mabbett

Mabbett is an equal opportunities employer and offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits programmes with growth opportunities. Mabbett supports career development to include active participation in membership of professional organisations.  For the right candidate, the opportunity exists to work towards becoming a shareholder of the firm.

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 also requested to confirm which Mabbett office(s) they would consider working from and provide an indication of their salary expectations.

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