Planning Assistant

Requisition ID: 59013

Domain: Support Services/Customer Services and Administration

Contract type: Hidden (29021)

Schedule: Full-Time


EQUANS is looking for a Planning Assistant to join our team in Grimsby. This is a 6 month fixed term contract with a salary of £23,400.

EQUANS is North East Lincolnshire Council’s long-term Regeneration Partner delivering a number of services on their behalf, including the Planning Service. This role is to provide support to 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.

The post holder will be required to have previous experience providing planning support and have good customer care skills. 

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? 

  • Undertake the validation of planning applications, including checking plans, forms and fees.
  • Have the opportunity to assist in the processing of minor and other planning applications from submission to recommendation, including conducting site visits, liaising with customers and preparing accurate and concise reports.
  • Have the opportunity to respond to pre-application enquiries in a timely manner.
  • Support the team in achieving contract performance targets.
  • Provide excellent customer service to a wide variety of customers of the planning service.
  • Undertake any other duties which may reasonably be expected at this level in supporting the delivery of the planning function.

What can we offer you? 

On offer is a competitive salary and benefits package, which includes; 

  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays) 
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1.5 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 WiE (Women in EQUANS), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Persons Network) and our Disability Network 
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app 

Who are we looking for? 

  • Previous experience of working in an office environment, with frontline customer services experience.
  • Knowledge and understanding of office systems, routines and processes.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the required compliance with health and safety requirements. 
  • Ability to build effective relationships with customers, colleagues and visitors.
  • Ability to plan and organise work.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of working in a planning environment is desirable.

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. 

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 WiE (Women in Equans), RISE (BAME), LGBTQI+, Working Parents, YPN (Young Professionals Network) and our Disability Network.  

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.

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