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Planning Consultant - Perth

Postuler REF: SP0395


Ambitious Planning Consultant required to join expanding multi-disciplinary, regional development advisory and agency team.   

Strutt & Parker’s National Development & Planning Team

Strutt & Parker advises clients across the UK on development opportunities, whether they are public or private, house builder or developer. Our team of planning and development experts cover the main regions in the country where there is forecast housing growth, including the South East, South West, Midlands, North, East Anglia and Scotland working closely with Valuation, Residential/New Homes, Rural and Commercial business lines.

Our expertise lies in creating value through the planning and development process. Our dedicated planning teams promote clients' land through the planning system and deal with site-specific planning applications, while our development teams advise landowners on options, promotion agreements and joint ventures. Our thorough knowledge of the market ensures that we are able to advise on the optimum solution for promoting our clients' landholdings to achieve the best price on sale.

The Role

The role will involve working closely with the Head of Planning and the wider Development team primarily in the residential and mixed use sectors:

(a) identifying, analysing and reporting to landowner clients on development opportunities within their land holdings;

(b) promoting land through the strategic planning process on behalf of landowners, house builders, promoters and investors, securing allocations, in-principle and detailed consents, negotiating Section 75 agreements, dealing with planning and legal appeals and other dispute processes;

(c)providing development management advice, working with clients, architects and other professionals to promote planning and listed building consents and undertake appeals on behalf of private clients, regional and national house builders, developers and promoters.


The role will be based in the Perth Office but will likely require travel primarily within Central and East Scotland with scope to “hot desk” in other Strutt & Parker/BNP Paribas Real Estate Offices.

Area of Operation

The principal focus will be Central and Eastern Scotland however for the right client or opportunity, we will work in other areas within Scotland and the North of England.

Main Purpose & Objectives of the Position

The candidate will help deliver an existing pipeline of planning applications and strategic land promotional work, liaising closely with the Head of Planning and the wider Development team to ensure full continuity of service and advice to clients.

The candidate will seek to maintain and develop a pipeline of planning consultancy instructions working closely with the rural, commercial, planning, valuation, residential agency and building surveying teams to optimise new business and cross-selling opportunities.

The candidate will require strong communication and business development skills, an aspiration to develop their own reputation and profile and that of the team and the ability to gain the respect of client and their advisors by consistently providing insightful, innovative and highly professional advice and support.

Professional Skills & Qualifications

  • Professionally qualified MRICS/MRTPI
  • At least 2 years relevant post-qualified experience
  • Excellent research and analytical skills
  • Excellent IT skills including use of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet
  • Detailed knowledge of Scottish and Local Planning Policy
  • Experience of environmental assessment.

Personal Attributes

  • High quality consultancy skills including report and proposal writing, presentations and general communication;
  • Confident written and verbal communicator, able to present ideas and recommendations to clients clearly and effectively at a high level;
  • Personal motivation to develop individual and team profile and reputation in the marketplace for providing the highest quality of advice.

BNP Paribas Real Estate is proud to be an inclusive employer, as recognised by our RICS Inclusive Employer status and the Stonewall Equality Index.

Primary Location: GB-SCO-Perth and KinrossJob Type: Standard / PermanentJob: FINANCIAL AND TECHNICAL EXPERTISEEducation Level: Other Degrees / Certifications / Vocational, Technical or Professional QualificationsSchedule: Full-time Behavioural competency: Attention to detail / rigorTransversal competency: Analytical Ability