Technical Director – Environmental Planning/Town Planning
ARCADIS Belgium nv
Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom
6d ago

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At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life.

In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few.

Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential.

You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives.

You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Role description :

The Environmental Planning team is a cross sector, multi-disciplinary team delivering Environmental Planning consulting across the asset life cycle, and across the value chain.

Our approx. 200 strong team delivers revenues of £14M pa across the Ecology, Arboriculture, Culture Heritage, Acoustics, Air Quality, Town Planning and Consents and Environmental Assessment / Management technical disciplines.

Together our teams are supporting delivery of some of the UK’s largest road and rail projects including Lower Thames Crossing and High Speed 2.

In addition to Infrastructure our team has a strong portfolio and pipeline of opportunities across other key sectors including Energy, Government, Water and Buildings, particularly residential property.

The team have a clear 2021 plan with focus areas for growth, and areas of development of new propositions. Key areas of focus for us include Zero Carbon Masterplanning, Sustainable Planning & Communities, Climate Smart Land Management, and Biodiversity & Nature-based Solutions.

We require a Technical Director in Town Planning, with a strong track record of leading the environmental and consenting aspects of complex major projects, with particular focus on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects.

Our projects span all consenting regimes, all sectors and all phases of the project life cycle from the needs case development through to construction.

The successful candidate will have proven experience of, delivering successful consenting strategies, winning significant work as well as driving excellent collaboration with design teams that deliver project success.

Role accountabilities :

  • Delivering projects across multiple consenting regimes including Development Consent Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders, Town and Country Planning Act, Hybrid Bill etc
  • Support the growth of the planning and consenting capability at Arcadis.
  • Leading multi-disciplinary teams in winning and delivering work, and growing our technical capability
  • Developing and taking to market, value propositions.
  • Qualifications & Experience :

  • Proven track record of delivering projects across multiple consenting regimes including Development Consent Orders, Transport and Works Act Orders, Town and Country Planning Act, Hybrid Bill etc,
  • Experience across multiple sectors and all stages of the project life cycle including strategic optioneering, single option development, EIA, requirements discharge post consent and detailed design and construction.
  • Demonstrable experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams and growing technical capability
  • Leading project teams through planning inquiries or examinations expert witness experience is desirable.
  • Be able to establish a strong internal and external network to support the successful delivery of projects.
  • Have experience of working at a senior level with diverse internal and external stakeholders, and evidence of building effective client relationships
  • Demonstrate ability to drive innovation and a growth mindset culture within a business.
  • Experience across multiple sectors and all stages of environmental and planning consultancy’s project life.
  • Demonstrable successful experience of directing major pursuits, with excellent commercial experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent, possibly with a relevant professional certification and chartered status.
  • Why Become an Arcadian?

    Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable.

    By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

    We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA.

    Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

    As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all.

    But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

    To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

    Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging :

    We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions.

    Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas.

    Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams : Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race.

    A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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