Milton Keynes
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About The Role

EKFB is a joint venture that brings together international, market leading expertise from four leading civil engineering and construction companies: Eiffage, Kier, Ferrovial Construction and BAM Nuttall. All four partners have specialist expertise in the design, construction, operation, financing and maintenance of railway networks, including the construction of one of Europe’s latest high speed rail projects.
EKFB Are looking to recruit a Planning Consents Manager.

You will be a  point of contact between the Integrated Project Team and the local planning authorities such that planning consents for the main works are prepared and submitted to meet the requirements for the Stage 2 programme. These will include submissions under Schedule 17 of the HS2 Act, and complimentary Town and Country Planning Act applications where required.

Supported by the Senior Planning Consents Manager and a Planning Consultant, you will employ a collaborative approach within the Integrated Project Team, to ensure local planning authorities are provided suitable opportunities to review the planned submissions during the pre-application stage and their reasonable requirements are taken into account.

Manages pre-application and submission process for Schedule 17 packages as required by the Senior Planning Consents Manager and other planning submissions.

Reviews and prepares Schedule 17 packages for the Senior Planning Consents Managers approval. 

Coordination of design resources and deliverables to attend pre-application meetings

Ensures Design Logs are maintained tracking design development through consenting process and that these are reviewed by the IPT

Updates and reports on Planning Consents Register.

Records and evidences pre-application meetings

Contributes to Schedule 17 submissions

Oversight of wider consenting strategy for EKFB, including coordination with environmental, traffic and highways functions

Ensures that consent conditions and requirements are shared with the design and construction teams to these requirements are met during project delivery


About You

Knowledge of large-scale civil engineering projects

Understanding of HS2 Act (or similar) requirements and the constraints this applies

Understanding of TCPA process for works planned outside Act limits

Awareness of the constraints / sensitivities from working in the rural environment

IT skills – Office, Document Management Systems, awareness of GIS platforms

Degree qualified in planning, environmental or engineering discipline

Experience in Town Planning matters under a hybrid bill, Development Consent Order and/or Transport & Works Act Orders

About Us

If you would like to be part of our collaborative, enthusiastic and forward-thinking culture, then please apply today. 

In return, we’re offering a competitive salary & benefits.

EKFB brings together international, market leading technical expertise. We have an industry leading track record of delivering major infrastructure projects, including Crossrail, the Millau Viaduct, Mersey gateway and the Bretagne-Pays de la Loire High Speed Rail link.

We are committed to, and strongly believe in, inclusiveness and equality of opportunity. Everyone who works with EKFB has a contribution to make; this is why we welcome applications from different backgrounds, experiences and abilities. Our aim is to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels they are able to be themselves. Please contact us if there is any additional support you might require making an application. 

Please note your CV may be shared with joint venture partners on this project.

Pre-employment checks:

It’s worth remembering that we’ll undertake the relevant/standard employment checks if you’re successful in the selection process. This includes taking up your references, as well as checking your ID, driving licence (if appropriate) and your right to work in the UK. Some roles may also be subject to further pre-employment checks.

NB. BPSS security clearance will be required (to be undertaken as part of onboarding process)

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