What is the role of a Senior Planner in the real estate and property industry?
The duties of a Senior Planner often fall within coordinating and directing planning activities for various projects, whether they be in the public or private sector. This position demands an extensive understanding of zoning and land use rules, as well as project management and stakeholder engagement expertise.
Key responsibilities of a Senior Planner
Research: Conducting research and analysing data to inform planning decisions and policies.
Compliance: Reviewing and evaluating development proposals to ensure zoning and land use regulations compliance.
Leadership: Providing guidance and advice to other planning team members, i.e. junior planners and project managers.
Collaboration: Collaborating with other departments or agencies, such as engineering or environmental teams, to ensure coordinated and effective planning efforts.
Liasing with stakeholders: Engaging with community members and stakeholders to gather feedback and ensure planning decisions reflect community needs and values.
Main requirements of a Senior Planner
Below are some examples of requirements for a Senior Planner:
Senior Planners have a major role in their communities' physical, social, and economic development. Great interpersonal and communication skills and the capacity for critical and creative thought are necessary for success. You should also have a solid grasp of planning concepts and processes.
All planning professionals need to be MRTPI qualified.
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