When you join KPMG Ireland, you are joining a community of over 4,200 employees who collectively work together, both in person and virtually, to achieve their full potential.

We are known as an organisation who want you to come as you are and do work that truly matters. Joining KPMG Ireland is an opportunity to enhance your career, not only in the work that you enjoy doing, but equally through the global connections that you make, the lifelong learning that you can accomplish and the chance to make your mark.

Senior Consultant (Planning)

Location: Dublin, as part of our hybrid working model.
Grade: Senior Consultant
Contract type: Permanent

A snapshot of your peer group:

  • Irish Planning Institute professional accreditation, and/or Royal Town Planning Institute accreditation.
  • At least 5 years’ experience working within the planning and development industry
  • Strong knowledge of the Irish planning processes including EIAR.
  • Experience working with Design Teams in the preparation and lodgement of planning applications, planning appeals, site feasibility studies, and planning strategies.

Your responsibilities and achievements will evolve as you enhance your career with us. Here is what you can initially expect:

  • Actively contribute to, and lead on, a portfolio of planning and development projects.
  • Manage relations with KPMG Future Analytics existing client base in a proactive and positive manner.
  • Plan and manage own work, showing commitment to continuous professional development.
  • Support and provide guidance to junior members of staff.
  • Prepare and coordinate planning applications, appeals, planning reports, feasibility studies and EIARs (non-specialist chapters).
  • Provide planning advice and opinion on a range of planning and environmental policy and regulation.
  • Contribute to the creation of new opportunities and new ideas – developing best practice.
  • Carry out other duties and responsibilities of a similar nature to those described above as may be allocated from time to time.
  • We offer excellent opportunities and support for professional and personal development including access to further educational and training opportunities, wellbeing programmes and volunteering initiatives.

Your team:

You will be joining a department/team of c.40 people within the KPMG Future Analytics Team. KPMG Future Analytics is KPMG Ireland’s planning, economics and research consultancy which specialises in the provision of expert advice to public and private sector clients. Acquired in 2020, our planning consultancy team can advise on securing planning consent, identifying development potential, coordinating Design Teams and adding value, while enabling our clients to make informed decisions supported by socio-economic data, deep insight and rigorous analysis.

Visit KPMG Future Analytics to learn more about us!

Here’s how KPMG can benefit more than just your career:

All of our employees are given a benefits package which they can tailor to suit their individual preferences. Our range of benefits include:

  • Discounted health insurance
  • The purchase of additional annual leave
  • Frequent social events to help you build your network
  • Early finish Fridays on bank holiday weekends and throughout the summer months.
  • Relocation assistance for those moving to Ireland
  • Complimentary access to a range of Learning & Development programmes including LinkedIn Learning.

Career progression 

When you join KPMG, your performance manager will support you to ensure that you are enhancing your skills from day one. You will also receive continuous support from our award-winning Business School where you will be continuously encouraged to deepen your knowledge and expertise within your chosen career path.

In addition to this, we are the only one of the Big Four firms to announce promotions four times per year, giving you frequent opportunities for progression throughout your career with us.

Inclusion & Diversity

Inclusion, diversity and equity are part of who we are at KPMG. We embrace diversity of background, experience, and perspective and we’re committed to inclusion and equity at every level. At KPMG, we want to attract and retain the best talent. We recognise the strength that comes from having a diverse workforce and building a culture where we support all our people to achieve their potential. Visit https://home.kpmg/ie/en/home/careers/graduate/inclusion-diversity.html to learn more.


If you are interested in the above role, please click here to submit your application.

We also have other opportunities within our Planning discpline, so even if this role isn’t for you please do get in touch.

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Please note we do not require Agency assistance for this role.

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