Senior Planner

Senior Planner

MKO is seeking to recruit an experienced Senior Planner to join its Planning team and meet the increasing demand for the company’s services. The successful candidate will be working on large scale projects primarily in the renewable energy and infrastructure sectors, and it is essential that prospective candidates have relevant and recent experience in these sectors. The position available will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to work on a wide variety of renewable energy projects utilising the various skills they may have acquired through formal training, personal interest, and previous work experience. 

The role offers an exciting opportunity for an ambitious professional to work on projects across the country from our Galway or Dublin office or working to a hybrid working model.

The successful candidate would be expected to:

• Have a minimum of 6 years post-graduate planning experience, ideally in a consultancy environment.  
• Have a qualification in Town Planning (IPI or RTPI Accredited)
• Work as a leading member of the Planning team to deliver project requirements. 
• Work on and lead large renewable energy planning projects from inception to completion.
• Have an excellent working knowledge of the Irish planning system, and the interaction of relevant planning and environmental legislation, both national and European. 
• Mentoring junior members of the team
• Have a full driver’s licence.

The key responsibilities associated with the role will include:

• Leading on the delivery of planning applications for renewable energy projects
• Overseeing and review of inputs on renewable energy planning projects from inception to completion including interaction with project stakeholders, clients and other project team members;
• Undertaking review of planning assessments, reports and project planning inputs; 
• Acting as main point of contact with client representatives to progress projects effectively;
• Engaging with relevant authorities and stakeholders in environmental and planning projects; 
• Delivering fit for purpose project outputs within set deadlines;

Prospective candidates will be expected to have excellent report writing skills, be well organised with meticulous attention to detail while also being able to manage a varied and full workload. The candidate should thrive in a busy work environment and on delivering to required project deadlines. 

Candidates interested in the available position should apply by emailing an up-to-date Curriculum Vitae and cover letter/email to 

All CVs are treated in the strictest confidence.

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