Vacancy Title
Senior Planner - Regeneration & Spatial Planning
Business Unit, Department & Location
Regeneration & Spatial Planning
GVA’s Regeneration and Spatial Planning team is a small but highly influential advisory business within the wider Planning, Development and Regeneration business unit.  We are engaged at the cutting edge of the industry and employed by clients to provide insightful, innovative and forward looking advice that establishes solutions to unlock complex regeneration. We work at the interface between planning, design and development consultancy and have established partnerships with leading transport, environmental, urban design and architect businesses.  Robust and evidence-based, our work provides the platform for the development of policy and strategy, the approach to delivery, the justification of investment decisions and the understanding of the benefits and impacts of intervention for a range of public and private sector clients.   Our current work places us at the heart of a range of high profile, nationally significant projects and debates, addressing key issues such as estate renewal, workspace delivery, the future of town centres and infrastructure-led growth. Working across housing, economic, infrastructure and spatial domains and at a variety of scales we advise on some of the UK’s largest schemes, providing a strategic advisory role at the highest level.  Our clients include Crossrail, Crossrail 2, the GLA, local authorities in and outside of London, Development Corporations, LEPs and private developers.  Primarily focussed on London and the South East our expertise is increasingly gaining national recognition, enabling us to work across the country with colleagues from our regional offices. 
GVA is seeking a Consultant or Senior Consultant to join the Regeneration and Spatial Planning team.  The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the wide ranging factors that influence growth and regeneration, be aware of the strengthening relationship between development and infrastructure provision and translate detailed analysis into strategic advice. We expect the successful candidate to have a minimum of 2 years post qualification experience in a consultancy environment or closely related professional field. They should have an excellent practical knowledge of the legislative, organisational and decision making structures that shape and influence regeneration, planning policy and development. Ideally they will also demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the commercial considerations of development delivery, including financing and strategic viability – however these skills are not essential. You will work principally alongside members of the Spatial Planning and Regeneration Team and report directly to the lead Director, however as projects require you will also work with and report to other project leads within the PDR division.    

The candidate will be able to collate, analyse and interpret a range of socio-economic, demographic and property datasets to provide a robust basis for client advice.  They will be experienced in using ONS, BRES, Census, Land Registry and Commercial Property (for example EGi or Costar Focus)  datasets and, ideally, also familiar with economic and demographic forecasting products from businesses such as Experian. They should demonstrate an excellent understanding of the relevance and purpose of using a wide range of qualitative datasources and information to understand places, identify issues and recommend solutions. 

Ideally the candidate will have the ability to work directly with clients and manage day to day relationships on a project specific basis.  They must have strong project management, personal organisational, presentation and inter-personal skills. They should be motivated to help grow the business and themselves, using their skills to expand the team’s offer, seek new opportunities and secure new clients as well as contribute to wider PDR and GVA-wide initiatives.  

We are an equal opportunities employer

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