DOWNEY are recognised as a leading consultancy within Ireland’s planning and development industry and have an exciting opportunity for planners to join our dynamic planning team. We currently have positions available for Senior Planner and Associate roles.
The successful candidate/s will be providing planning services to a wide range of clients across Ireland.  Based in our office on Merrion Square, Dublin 2 (with hybrid working), you will work closely with colleagues in other teams including Architecture and Project Management.

About the roles/key responsibilities:
– Liaise and negotiate with consultees, planning officers, and third parties.
– Develop and maintain client relationships.
– Engage with other professional consultants, both in-house and externally, in the project management and delivery of projects.
– Supervision of junior colleagues and the potential for a mentor role.
– Identify new business opportunities.
– Undertake research and analysis.
– Prepare and manage planning applications, LRDs, feasibilities/due-diligence, tender submissions, strategic planning policy work, EIARs, RIAs, HNDAs, etc.

About the candidates:
– Candidates who are ready to assume a greater level of responsibility.
– Hold a recognised qualification in Planning.
– Membership of the IPI and/or RTPI and working towards chartership.
– Previous consultancy experience and knowledge of the Irish planning system.
– Actively contribute to, and lead, a portfolio of planning projects.
– Highly motivated and ambitious, with excellent communication skills.
– Proactively manage clients’ needs and expectations.
– Ability to work within a team and manage multiple projects.

– Support and provide guidance to junior members of the team.
– Show commitment to continuous professional development.
– Contribute to the creation of new opportunities.

What we offer:
– We provide a supportive and inclusive work environment and encourage learning and professional development.
– An opportunity to work with a high performing, ambitious team of professionals.

– Our employees are rewarded with competitive salaries and flexible benefits plans including company pension scheme, hybrid working, frequent social events, professional memberships and CPD, wellbeing programme, cycle-t0 work scheme, purchase of additional annual leave, etc.

If you are interested in the above roles, please send your CV with a covering letter to:

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 1730hrs on Friday 31st May 2024