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REQ ID: 37081
JOB TITLE: Principal Town Planner
SALARY: £45,000 - £50,000
POSTING END DATE: 27/09/2019
LOCATION: Coventry


Beyond Property, Purchasing, HR and IT, more than being part of our Finance or Marketing teams, beyond even Sales and Service, every role in every business area offers unique opportunities to make an impact on the future of mobility and the automotive industry.





As the Principal Town Planner you’ll advise project teams and clients on key planning matters; supervise the development of all planning applications and; lead on local planning policy engagement for each of the company’s UK sites whilst working with stakeholders to ensure that there is no planning enforcement action taken at any UK site.


This role will require appropriate resource supervision of external town planning consultants and an internal team. In addition, the role will also be to assist in the development of project business cases and preparation of Board or/and Property Committee papers to support various business units on strategic projects.


Your key responsibilities are to lead on the development and submission of all planning applications at all Jaguar Land Rover UK sites, including leading on all relevant tasks such as project team advice, planning strategy development, pre-app engagement, case officer liaison, planning application internal review and approval process and; discharging planning conditions, develop high quality representation and engagement to local planning policy documents to ensure the business needs of Jaguar Land Rover are reflected, and procure town planning framework consultant support or supervise the in-house Town Planners to develop and progress relevant planning applications or representations.


You’ll also lead on engagement with key internal and external stakeholders including local planning authorities, project teams and/or community groups as required for each site, ensure that any potential planning enforcement action is avoided by working with JLR stakeholders and planning authorities to avoid and address potential issues, and coordinate the development of Corporate Property Committee papers for each relevant project and ensure all delivered projects and planning applications adhere to approved Jaguar Land Rover processes and statutory planning legislation.




As the Principal town Planner you’ll have significant experience in a relevant planning consultancy, commercial Real Estate or local planning authority, with a track record of securing planning permissions of relevance to the business needs of Jaguar Land Rover.


You’ll also have significant experience of taking client briefs and requirements and developing robust planning strategy, applications and conveying associated planning process timetables and budget requirements, an indepth knowledge and understanding of the UK planning system and the requirements of the Town & Country Planning Act and the National Planning Policy Framework, a Town Planning Degree, and ideally be a member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.


Finally, you’ll have the ability and experience to supervise external town planning consultants, commercial experience of planning application requirements, experience of negotiating, and suitable professional networks and knowledge of relevant stakeholders.

Jaguar Land Rover considers that this role does not meet the criteria to be considered within the Home Office Shortage Occupation list.  Therefore, Jaguar Land Rover will not support an application for visa sponsorship and all applicants for this role must have an unrestricted right to work for an indefinite period in the UK.




Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you’ll find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team, a discounted car purchase and lease scheme for you and your family, membership of a competitive pension plan and performance related bonus scheme. All this and more makes Jaguar Land Rover the perfect place to continue your journey.


Jaguar Land Rover is committed to equal opportunity for all.









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