Planning Manager – Firefighter

Website Bristol Airport

Job Description:

Bristol Airport has achieved great success and is currently the 8th largest airport in the UK; we have invested heavily in our infrastructure over the last 10 years and in 2019 we served over 9m passengers traveling to over 120 destinations. Our vision is “To be everyone’s favourite airport, delivering a future we can all be proud of” and our values reflect that. Our ambition remains strong, despite the additional challenges introduced by COVID-19, we are committed to providing passengers with safe and amazing travel opportunities. We are extremely proud of how the Airport as a whole has responded to the challenges we face today and we need committed and innovative individuals to help us during this next phase in our evolution. So, are you ready to come on that journey with us?

Job Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring compliance with existing planning conditions and Section 106 obligations, monitoring progress and reporting to North Somerset Council and other stakeholders.
  • Leading on the implementation of the planning strategy for Bristol Airport, ensuring planning consents and permitted development consultations are achieved.
  • Overseeing the development, consultation and publication of the Bristol Airport master plan, leading on process integrity and ensuring a sound strategic platform to support the planning strategy.
  • Leading Bristol Airport’s engagement on regional and local strategic planning relating to land use and transport planning, to ensure planning policies are consistent with our future development plans.
  • Developing and delivering the Airport’s planning strategy in collaboration with colleagues across the business, to meet business objectives in line with the Bristol Airport master plan.
  • Working with the Community Relations Team to ensure open and honest dialogue with local stakeholders and the community.
  • Overseeing the development and delivery of the Airport Surface Access Strategy (ASAS), working with colleagues to ensure
  • Bristol Airport meets targets set and commitments made and that the Airport Transport Forum is a constructive stakeholder forum to support the ASAS.
  • Developing and fostering positive, constructive relationships with various planning stakeholders including North Somerset Council, West of England Combined Authority (WECA) and other local planning authorities.
  • Providing in-house planning expertise for long term master planning, infrastructure projects and strategic business planning.

Job Requirements:

  • Proven ability to deliver planning permissions in major infrastructure projects.
  • Fully engaged with the Bristol Airport brand and strategic vision.
  • Highly customer-focused and able to communicate effectively and professionally at all levels, both verbally and in writing.
  • Highly self-motivated with a flexible, can do attitude
  • Strong planning and organisational skills with the ability to prioritise workload and adhere to strict deadlines, along with close attention to details.
  • Able to build effective working relationships with both internal and external stakeholders, particularly local authority planning departments.
  • Strong willingness to learn and actively explores new ways of working and deliver continuous improvement, adapting easily to challenge and change.

Qualification & Experience:

  • Educated to degree level in Town and Country Planning or closely relevant discipline, ideally with Chartered membership of the Royal Town and Country Planning Institute.
  • Experience of working in the Airport sector on related projects is desirable, but not essential.

Job Details:

Company: Bristol Airport

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Bristol, England, UK

Application Deadline: N/A

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