Planners / Graduate Planners

Planners / Graduate Planners

  • Position
    Planners / Graduate Planners
    Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
  • Category
    Railway and Transport Industry
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  • Salary
  • Location
  • Country
    Dublin, Ireland
  • Primary Category
  • Type of Position
  • Education Requirement
    Bachelor's degree
  • Experience Requirement
    1-2 years
  • Professional Title Requirement
  • Accreditation Requirement
    Does not matter
  • Membership Requirement
    Does not matter
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JOB TITLE:                               Planners / Graduate Planners   

REF NO:                                  J5279

LOCATION:                             Dublin


Are you looking for a new challenge where you can contribute to major planning projects? Do you want to work in an environment where your efforts make a difference and your talent is valued and recognised?


RPS has great career opportunities for experienced Planners and Graduate Planners.


About Us

At RPS, we are a recognised leader in multidisciplinary engineering, environmental, planning, project communications and project management consultancy.  We are 5,600 professional consultants and service providers with deep expertise in things that matter. We define, design and manage projects in the property, energy, transport, water, defence and security and resources sectors across 125 countries.  In Ireland, we employ 600 of the most talented, high-performing professionals in the industry.


Key Requirements

·       Candidates must hold a recognised qualification in Planning;

·       Previous experience

o   Planners should have a minimum of 4 -6 years of experience,

o   Graduate Planners should have between 1-2 years of experience;

·       Graduate or Corporate Membership of relevant professional organisation(s) including IPI and RTPI;

·       Previous experience of liaising with clients and providing advice on planning matters;

·       Good to strong working knowledge of planning, development and environmental issues;

·       Capable of conducting independent research along with analysis and interpretation of results;

·       Ability to prepare reports and formulate recommendations;

·       Capable of establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;

·       Possess excellent written and oral communication skills including public presentation skills, planning and organisational skills.


Duties and Responsibilities

·       Supporting senior staff on a range of projects and taking initiative in doing so;

·       Collating, analysing and interpreting a range of socio-economic, demographic, policy and related material;

·       Writing reports, summarising analysis, findings and providing clear reasoned advice;

·       Actively solving problems and developing innovative solutions;

·       Attending meetings with clients / planning authorities and other stakeholders as a representative of RPS; liaising directly with other professionals pursuant to effective management and conduct of projects;

·       Co-ordinating and managing projects including:

o   Preparing and submitting planning applications and strategic infrastructure projects

o   Preparing planning appeals

o   Site appraisals

o   Planning policy reviews

o   Analysing and researching relating to Local Plan or policy preparation

o   Co-ordinating environmental impact assessment reports

·       Supporting tender preparation and other business development initiatives;

·       Ensuring compliance with RPS QA procedures and

·       If appropriate, providing supervision to more junior staff and assisting in their professional development.


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities  

·       Be highly self-motivated and ambitious;

·       Have excellent analytical skills and be able to demonstrate initiative along with creative approaches to problem solving;

·       Possess a keen eye for detail;

·       Ability to present reasoned advice in formal and informal environments;

·       Enthusiasm, thoroughness and hard work approach;

·       Be enthusiastic about Planning and how we shape our urban and rural environment;

·       Have excellent verbal and written communication skills;

·       Capacity to work within a team and to build excellent working relationships with colleagues / clients and

·       Capable of planning workload on a weekly basis and occasionally that of others.


You will be offered a dynamic and stimulating career with an attractive reward package along with a great team environment.  In addition, we deliver a comprehensive training and development programme for all professional levels.


If you would like to join a company that will challenge you to be creative in design and solutions and is passionate about the service it provides, join RPS. 


Applications will be accepted via the following link only:


(Registration needed) including the relevant Ref. Number J5279


Closing Date: TBC


We do not require the assistance of Agencies at this time


Note:  As with all positions, due to the dynamic nature of RPS’s business, key responsibilities will evolve and change over time.



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