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Senior Planner

Date: 26-Jul-2022

Location: Bristol, GB, BS8 4HR

Company: Knight Frank

Reference No 19920 
Title Senior Planner 
Type Permanent 
Salary Range Competitive
Division Residential 
Sub Division Residential Development 
Department Bristol Res Dev Land & Planning (10000075) 
Location Bristol Residential 


Knight Frank is unrivalled in property market knowledge, with teams specialising in residential, commercial, and rural property services. A great opportunity has arisen to join us here at Knight Frank, and we are currently seeking a Senior Planner to join our Residential Development, Planning and Project Management team.


Working within this collaborative team, you will work on the on-going delivery of client projects in a fast moving, client-focused commercial environment. The position will require taking a significant role in winning instructions for the team and wider business. So, if you have the experience, ability to work on your own initiative, excellent problem-solving skills, and a strong work ethic – then this role is for you.


In the role, you will be responsible for:

  • Providing planning advice and consultancy services to colleagues and private sector clients
  • Working largely autonomously to manage a range of medium and large-scale planning projects to a high standard
  • Preparing planning applications and planning appeals of varying scales as well as liaising and negotiating with planning officers, employees of consultee organisations and third parties
  • Writing reports, interpreting data, and making recommendations
  • Ensuring compliance with local planning regulations
  • Demonstrating Business Generation through effective client management, networking events and deploying planning expertise to identify short and long term development opportunities
  • Supporting wider business development activities to help achieve business targets and objectives
  • Setting out coherent planning strategies and fee proposals


To be successful in the role you will have the following skills and experience:

  • Chartered Town Planner (MRTPI) with a minimum 5 years post qualification experience
  • Excellent technical knowledge and experience of Town & Country Planning regulations in both planning policy and development management with a residential focus
  • Excellent standards of verbal and written communication
  • Proven ability to secure repeat business through effective and efficient client management
  • Confidence and capability in contributing to decision making both internally and externally


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