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Job ID 13063
Onshore Wind,Solar,Storage

We have been retained by a leading UK developer of onshore wind, solar, storage and novel technologies to appoint a Development Planner.

The Development Planner will be responsible for providing professional planning advice in support of a diverse portfolio of renewable energy projects including large scale solar and storage facilities. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious candidate looking to progress their career in a project development role. We are open to hearing from candidates with a variety of backgrounds

This role will be based in Durham, England with flexible and home working arrangements offered.


  • Support individual project teams to develop the planning strategy and project design to best achieve viable planning success
  • Conduct research and report on development issues associated or which may impact upon the company's business activities
  • Collaborate with Project Managers to provide specific inputs into projects in terms of scope of works, planning strategy, timescales and viable programmes and advise on likely planning related costs
  • Liaise with planning authorities, key agencies and other consultees ensuring that their information requirements are met and to secure their support for the company's projects and activities
  • Develop lasting relationships with planning authorities and other organisations with the aim of widening and maintaining our information and contacts base to support the company's activities.


  • Degree in relevant subject (e.g planning, EIA, engineering)
  • Experience supporting the development of infrastructure projects either with a developer or consultancy firm
  • Renewable experience would be beneficial but not essential
  • Demonstrable experience of being able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary project team and on an individual basis with minimum supervision

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