Vacancy Title
Town Planner
Business Unit, Department & Location

Overall Purpose of Job


Working as part of an experienced and driven team, to deliver class-leading planning advice on a wide range of development projects and issues, the successful candidate will be based in our Dublin office and providing high quality support to Directors and Associates within the team on complex projects and support to other parts of the business.


Main Duties, Responsibilities & Accountabilities


  • Diligent and timely research and analysis;
  • Input into advice that assists in formulating development proposals which meet the Client’s requirements;
  • Advice that assesses and weighs the opportunities and risks presented by the planning system;
  • Input and recommendations on strategies and programmes for managing local development plan and planning application processes, and for undertaking appropriate and proportionate action required to address material planning considerations;
  • Diligent and sensitive liaison with local planning authorities and third parties (e.g. statutory consultees, interested people and organisations);
  • Experience of preparing Local Authority masterplans, LAPs, Spatial and Economic Strategies and Public Realm proposals;
  • Working with external consultant teams and internal advisors;
  • Input into client reporting;
  • Communication of proposals and cases electronically, by paper or verbally;
  • Adherence to agreed programmes for the delivery of project outputs and advice, and; Regular and frequent assessment of risks that might impact upon meeting Client objectives


Desired Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Have at least 3 years post-qualification experience;
  • Be a member of the Irish Planning Institute or Royal Town Planning Institute or be eligible for membership of same;
  • Have demonstrable experience of both development management and forward planning processes;
  • Be highly motivated, ambitious, inquisitorial and a problem solver;
  • Be a good verbal communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, and;
  • Have excellent report writing and presentation skills.


GVA are an equal opportunities employer.


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