Senior Planning Consultant with Quarryplan

Published On:
May 3, 2024
Industry: Waste Management & Renewable Sectors
Location: Downpatrick, Co Down


Quarryplan is an independent consultancy providing specialist planning and property advice to the minerals, waste management and renewable energy sectors. As a leading independent specialist Mineral Consultancy in Ireland, the Quarryplan Team have an outstanding track record and reputation for offering quality planning advice to clients in Ireland as well as throughout the UK. In response to workload and new projects from a range of clients, we are seeking to recruit an additional member to the team.


Based in Downpatrick, N. Ireland, the work will be mainly office-based but will also involve visiting various site/project locations and therefore a full driving licence and the ability to travel is essential throughout Ireland, the UK and further afield, when required.


Quarryplan is seeking a Senior Planning Consultant on a full time, permanent basis. The successful candidate will be joining the senior team, providing high quality planning consultancy advice to a range of clients.

The role will include:

  • Management of Mineral, Waste and Renewable planning projects
  • Project costing and budgeting;
  • Local Development Plan Representations;
  • Planning  Appeals and Enforcement;
  • Production and coordination of Environmental Impact Assessments;
  • Review and comment on technical reports;
  • Company Representation at planning committees and public consultation events;
  • Business development and Strategic Planning
  • Developing new and existing client relationships.

Why Quarryplan?

Quarryplan has established itself over the last 20 years, as the leading independent specialist Mineral Consultancy on the island of Ireland.

With a team of forward-thinking town planners and chartered surveyors, we work closely with our clients to offer solutions to develop and grow their businesses in an environmental and sympathetic manner.
With a clear understanding of the challenges our clients face and the attention to detail that we apply to every aspect of a project, Quarryplan provide solutions that maximise the potential of our client’s land, property and business, from outset to completion.

Quarryplan are recognised as a dynamic forward facing consultancy, that helps to shape the approach to mineral planning in Ireland and beyond. The position will offer you the opportunity to work with a range of clients with an excellent in-house training programme and external CPD activities to enhance your skills and knowledge. With future growth planned for the coming years, this role will develop further and provide you with the opportunity to progress within the business.


You will be required to be educated to degree level or hold a relevant planning/surveying qualification and a good knowledge of town planning legislation, policies, and procedures. The candidate will be a full member of the RTPI/RICS (or equivalent body). A minimum of five year’s relevant post qualification experience through industry, consultancy or the public sector is necessary.

This is an office based role, operating from our offices in Co. Down and  requires confident written and verbal communication to deliver planning advice.

The candidate will be self-motivated with excellent communication and problem solving skills, proven experience and the ability to manage a range of projects adhering to deadlines, and delivering high-quality results.

It will be necessary to live within 30 miles of the office, so if you want to live in a part of Ireland, which has the cheapest cost of living, more affordable housing and excellent schools, this may  be the job for you.

Salary & Benefits:

  • £30 – £40,000 will be offered commensurate with the candidate’s experience, qualifications and ability
  • Flexible working practices
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Comprehensive Employer Pension Scheme
  • Professional Development

To Apply:

Please forward your CV and covering letter explaining your suitability for the post by email to Pamela Scurfield at [email protected].

Quarryplan Ltd is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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