New Position - Assistant Planner

McCarthy Keville O’Sullivan Ltd. is a Galway-based planning and environmental consultancy providing services to the private and public sectors. The company provides an extensive range of specialist services in the fields of environmental impact assessment, planning, ecology, and environmental management.

The company is seeking to recruit an Assistant Planner to join its Planning team and help meet the continued strong demand for the company’s services. The successful candidate will be working delivering projects requiring planning inputs in a wide range of sectors including urban and rural development, renewable energy, infrastructure. Typical workload might include planning appraisal of sites/lands, supporting documentation for planning applications, appeal statements, inputs into EIS Chapters, planning history reviews, development plan submissions.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Work as part of the Planning team to deliver project requirements
  • Manage small/medium scale planning projects, including from inception to completion.
  • Have a good working knowledge of the Irish planning system, and the interaction of relevant planning and environmental legislation, both national and European.
  • Capable of preparing a project contents largely on own initiative after initial briefing.

The key responsibilities associated with the role will include:

  • Preparing, compiling and project managing small/medium planning projects within the Planning team and planning inputs to other specialist teams in the company;
  • Undertaking background research, desk studies, field visits and preparing planning assessments, reports and project planning inputs;
  • Efficient interaction with project team members and sub-consultants;
  • Engaging with relevant authorities and stakeholders in planning projects;
  • Delivering fit for purpose project outputs within set deadlines;

Prospective candidates will be expected to have good report writing skills, be well organised with meticulous attention to detail while also being able to manage a varied and full workload. The candidate should thrive in a busy work environment and on delivering to required project deadlines.

The successful candidates will have a minimum of one year post-graduate planning experience.

Candidates interested in the available position should apply by emailing an up to date Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter/Email to no later than 5pm on 08th July 2016.

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