Senior Planner

Seeking experienced Senior Planner in Galway, Dublin, Ireland for renewable energy and infrastructure projects. Must have 6+ years post-graduate planning experience and relevant qualifications. Lead planning applications and engage with stakeholders.

Galway, Dublin, Ireland  UTC+00:00   On-site   Full Time   101-250   More than 3 months ago

MKO is Ireland’s largest planning and environmental consultancy.

With offices in Galway and Dublin and staff based nationwide, we deliver challenging and complex projects for our clients. Our multi-disciplinary service offerings and a broad range of nationwide experience add real value to our client’s projects.

Our team of over 150+ experienced professionals work across specialist teams including Planning, Environmental, Ecology, Ornithology, Land Solutions, Project Management, Project Communications, Health and Safety, amongst many others. MKO has grown significantly in recent years because of our strong track record and the successful projects we have delivered for our clients. Our experience spans the full range of sectors, including renewable energy, commercial and industrial development, roads and transport infrastructure, ports and marine, energy infrastructure, retail, quarrying, education, housing, waste management, water, and other utilities.

Job Description

We are recruiting an experienced Senior Planner to join our Planning team and meet the increasing demand for the company’s services. The successful candidate will be working on projects in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors, and it is essential that prospective candidates have relevant and recent experience in these sectors. The position available will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work on a wide variety of renewable energy projects utilising the various skills they may have acquired through formal training, personal interest, and previous work experience.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

  • Have a qualification in Town Planning (IPI or RTPI Accredited)
  • Work as a leading member of the Planning team to deliver project requirements.
  • Work on and lead large renewable energy planning projects from inception to completion.
  • Have an excellent working knowledge of the Irish planning system, and the interaction of relevant planning and environmental legislation, both national and European.

The key responsibilities associated with the role will include:

  • Leading on the delivery of planning applications for renewable energy projects
  • Overseeing and review of inputs on renewable energy planning projects from inception to completion including interaction with project stakeholders, clients and other project team members;
  • Undertaking review of planning assessments, reports and project planning inputs;
  • Acting as main point of contact with client representatives to progress projects effectively;
  • Engaging with relevant authorities and stakeholders in environmental and planning projects;
  • Delivering fit for purpose project outputs within set deadlines;
  • Mentoring junior members of the team

Prospective candidates will be expected to have excellent 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 salary for this role will be negotiable depending on level of experience

The successful candidates will have minimum 6 years post-graduate planning experience, ideally in a consultancy environment. Candidates must have a full driver’s licence.

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About the role

Feb 08, 2024

Full Time


Jun 12, 2024


Galway, Dublin, Ireland

6+ years


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