Senior Town Planner

Requisition ID: 48280

Domain: Support Services/Customer Services and Administration

Contract type: Permanent

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans is looking for a Senior Town Planner to join our North East Lincolnshire Council partnership team in Grimsby on a permanent basis. This is a full time role working 37.5 hours per week. On offer is a salary of £31,000 – £37,000 depending on experience, and benefits package.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join an Award winning (RTPI) team with 2 national wins under their belt and boasting low staff turnover, flexible working – choose what days you want in the office and enjoy a great work life balance – and Professional membership fees paid by the company. The position offers the potential for a post holder to further their career in Planning or take on a new challenge with the rewards the job will bring.

EQUANS is Northeast Lincolnshire Council’s long-term Regeneration Partner delivering a number of services on their behalf, including the Planning Service. This role is to support the Planning Service, to ensure that it delivers a first-class service to its customers and fully contributes to delivering sustainable development and growth in North East Lincolnshire.

Equans offer the opportunity of a great work life balance with hybrid working arrangements and other benefits commensurate with a successful large international organisation.


What will you deliver?

  • Support the NELC statutory planning function by managing a caseload of complex planning applications, including preparing accurate and concise reports, attending committee and preparing appeal statements.
  • To provide development management advice to customers, including applicants, developers, consultees, and objectors, both verbally and in writing and through the pre-application advice service.
  • Support the team in achieving their contract performance targets and support junior members of the team and contribute to regular team meetings.
  • To sign off and agree officer recommendations on delegated and committee applications.
  • Provide excellent customer service to a wide variety of customers of the planning service, ensuring that its presentation and provision is tailored to the specific audience.
  • To engage with and process development consent orders on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects including representing the Council as Local Planning Authority at Public Hearings.
  • To contribute to the ongoing improvement of service delivery.
  • To negotiate with developers to secure planning gains, such as more appropriate designs.
  • To process compliance with planning conditions and other applications.
  • To carry out unaccompanied site inspections.
  • To have a clear focus on the key priorities for this authority and the impact an individual’s work can make on whichever priority(ies) are covered by their service area.
  • Ensure performance information is accurate and capable of satisfying appropriate audit procedures.
  • To assist in the negotiation and delivery of Section 106 Legal Agreements.

What can we offer you?

On offer is a salary between £31,000 to £37,000 depending on experience and benefits package, which includes;

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Broad range of learning opportunities, such as professional qualifications, collective/individual training, and personalized support programmes
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

  • At least 3 years’ experience of working within a Town Planning Environment.
  • You will have a Planning degree or be working towards a degree and have or be working towards full Chartered membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).
  • Have experience of drafting Committee reports and making professional recommendations.
  • Have experience of planning appeals.
  • You will have worked on schemes requiring robust and innovative approaches to sensitive or potentially contentious issues.
  • Drive and determination with the ability to work on your own initiative to meet client’s expectations.
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise own and teams work to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills with the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise way, both verbally and in writing.
  • Experience and ability to effectively use IT including databases and Microsoft Word Excel Outlook and Teams.
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service.
  • Adaptable to change and new ways of working.

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from women, ethnically diverse individuals and people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010. 

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity and inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work. 

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with physical and mental disabilities), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.


For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.

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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.