Senior Planner

Keppie are a leading multi-disciplinary design practice of architects, masterplanners, interior designers and planners. We lead and collaborate on a fantastically diverse and inspiring portfolio near and far. Our energy, experience and CV speak for themselves and we're deadly serious about what we do, but don't take ourselves too seriously. We pride ourselves on being refreshingly easy people to work with.


We are looking for a full-time Senior Planner to join the Planning Team. The team may be small, but it is experienced and effective, and continues to be engaged in a diverse range of developments, of varying sizes and complexities. Current and recent projects include:


  • Residential (volume housebuilders and private developers);
  • Hotels;
  • Commercial office / business parks;
  • Conference centres;
  • Commercial retail centres / supermarkets;
  • Hospitals and health centres;
  • Scottish National Film Studio;
  • Sports facilities / clubhouses;
  • Transport infrastructure;
  • Energy / waste infrastructure.


Reporting to the Planning Director, the Senior Planner will provide town planning consultancy services to clients in both the private and public sectors, advising on planning strategy and requirements for development opportunities.


Candidates should be RTPI-qualified, ideally circa 10 year post-qualification experience, with a proven track record of providing planning consultancy services to a variety of Major developments and Local Development Plan representations. Experience and confidence in verbal and written communications in essential, as well as experience of dealing directly with clients, Local Authority officers and the public. The candidate should also be comfortable with being a main client contact and project runner with minimal supervision. A current clean driving licence is essential.



Principal responsibilities:

  • Managing, submitting and negotiating planning applications and appeals through all relevant stages;
  • Managing, submitting and negotiating LDP representations through all relevant stages;
  • Preparation of Planning Statements/Representation reports and associated appraisals and advice documents;
  • Have an understanding of key technical advice in order to engage with technical consultants;
  • Communicating advice and ideas clearly and succinctly in both written and verbal forms;
  • Comply with the company's Corporate, Studio and Project responsibilities.


Remuneration will be commensurate with experience, together with a generous benefits package. If you think we are what you are looking for, and you've got what we are looking for, we'd love to hear from you. Please send your CV and introductory email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Keppie is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified applicants, regardless of their race, sex, disability, beliefs or age.


Date of advert: 19th April 2019