Graduate Planner Planner Infrastructure

Full Time
Birmingham B2
Posted 30+ days ago
Job description

Role: Graduate Planner/Planner – Infrastructure, Environmental and Sustainable Value (Full Time)

Location: Birmingham (Agile working offered)

About us

With over 2,000 people working in integrated regional teams across Stantec UK and 25,000 worldwide, we plan, design, deliver and manage the development and infrastructure needed to support the creation of sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities.

Our inter-disciplinary teams combine high quality, innovative and sustainable design with strong commercial awareness and are skilled at guiding developments of all types, from contemporary residential schemes to the refurbishment of listed buildings or development of major integrated urban regeneration schemes. We believe that nurturing the communities we create, serve and employ is fundamental to success. So, while we work to help the communities around us thrive, our own people thrive too.

We are committed to supporting, fostering, and investing in our employees’ successes. We are leaders in our field for investment in staff development, graduate and apprentice programmes, STEM initiatives, and the progression of future business leaders. We create exciting opportunities for the development of our staff and, as one of our employees, you’ll be able to maintain and develop your skills, learn and adapt to change, and identify opportunities for growth within our global career framework.

The opportunity

Our Infrastructure, Environmental Planning and Sustainable Value (IEPSV) team operates nationwide and is experiencing a continued period of significant growth. We provide environmental, health & wellbeing, socio-economic and sustainability advice at the strategic and project levels as well as Planning, EIA strategy advice and process management for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), Developments of National Significance (DNS) in Wales and s36 Electricity Act projects in Scotland. Our team works within both the Town & Country Planning and Development Consent Order regimes, and we hold the IEMA EIA Quality Mark.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and enthusiastic Graduate or Planner to join this team in our Birmingham office due to continued work opportunities in residential, mixed use and commercial projects and within the renewable energy, infrastructure, and sustainability sectors. Our Birmingham Office is made up of our Planning, Design and Landscape disciplines and boasts a friendly and busy atmosphere. Conveniently located within the heart of the city centre it has easy access to public transport, including being a short walk from New Street, Moor Street and Snow Hill Stations.

About you

You will be talented, commercially minded, and enthusiastic with excellent communication skills and a willingness to learn to become an expert in your field. We will provide the supportive environment and structured programme which provides you with exciting opportunities to work on a diverse range of projects. You will have client exposure from an early stage, enjoy outstanding professional development and be part of an innovative and exciting multi-disciplinary environment.

To have an impact in the role you will:

  • Work collaboratively within your team and other Barton Willmore now Stantec teams, including design, to embed sustainability principles
  • Deliver an environmental planning advisory service on a range of applications
  • Co-ordinate impact assessments (environmental, health, socio-economic, sustainability) and associated processes for a range of developments
  • Review technical reports and work with technical consultants to progress them to the necessary standard for senior sign off
  • Co-ordinate project teams to complete their tasks in delivering projects to time and budget
  • Conduct research and site appraisals on projects for our client base
  • Assist with the preparation of planning promotion documents and with the submission and negotiation of planning applications
  • Assist with policy representations
  • Provide planning appeal assistance, if required
  • Seek opportunities to grow your own network internally and externally
  • Look for opportunities to innovate and grow our business

To succeed in the role, it is likely that you will:

  • Have a relevant degree at 2:1 or above and a postgraduate qualification
  • Have membership of a relevant professional institution
  • Have a good knowledge of the planning system and experience or an interest in EIA, SA/plan promotion, energy and infrastructure developments
  • Broad understanding of environmental, social, economic and sustainability issues
  • At Planner level, a track record in one or more of the following in addition to EIA and environmental/sustainability planning: health impact assessment, climate change assessment, socio-economic assessment, waste
  • Be committed to continuing your professional development with a willingness to learn and progress
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Be personable and professional with high levels of motivation, ambition and drive
  • Have excellent team-working skills
  • Be commercially minded and take on personal responsibility
  • Be committed and have an eye for detail
  • Have an ability to manage your own time and workload
  • Be proficient with Microsoft packages
  • Hold a full UK driving licence and are willing to travel nationally

We believe that it is our people and their individual talents that make us special. We work within a friendly, inclusive, and supportive culture and one of high support and high challenge, where we are not afraid to take on new and greater responsibilities and are each individually encouraged to grow and flourish both personally and professionally, with genuine career opportunities based on merit. We create a working environment that offers flexibility, adopting a hybrid approach to agile working and offer a wide range of benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, private health care and a flexi-benefits package allowing you to choose benefits that are truly valuable to you, including the opportunity to buy and sell holiday.

How to apply

If you would like to be considered for this exciting opportunity and have the required skills and experience, then we would be delighted to hear from you. Within your application, please include details on your availability to start the position should you be successful and information on your current reward package.

If you require any further information, please contact:

Ruth Hoggett (Recruitment Manager) or

Katrina Wheadon (Recruitment Adviser)

At Barton Willmore, now Stantec, we are committed to ensuring our recruitment process is accessible to all. If you require reasonable adjustments to be made during the recruitment process, then please inform a member of our Recruitment team.


In applying for this opportunity, you will be required to provide us with certain personal details so that we can progress your application. Prior to providing your personal details, please review our Candidate Privacy Notice which is available on our website which explains how and why your personal details will be used and for how long they will be retained by us. If you apply for an opportunity with us and provide us with your personal details, we are entitled to assume that you have read this candidate privacy notice and accept its terms.

Stantec provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified employees and applicants for future and current employment and prohibit discrimination on the grounds of race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We prohibit discrimination in decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, referral, promotion, compensation, fringe benefits, job training, terminations or any other condition of employment. Stantec is in compliance with local, state and federal laws and regulations and ensures equitable opportunities in all aspects of employment. EEO including Disability/Protected Veterans

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