Senior Planner [Engineer Grade I] position at the Office of the Planning Regulator

The Office of the Planning Regulator (OPR) is an independent oversight body that has been established by Government to oversee the functioning and policy consistency of Ireland’s planning process to ensure quality outcomes in relation to proper planning and sustainable development.

The Planning and Development (Amendment) Act 2018 established the legal basis for the OPR and outlines its role and functions, which include the following:
– Assessment of local authority development plans and local area plans, and regional assembly regional spatial and economic strategies to ensure consistency with relevant regional or national policies;
– Reviews of the systems and procedures used by any planning authority, including An Bord Pleanála, in the performance of their planning functions; and
– Research, training, education that support the progressive development of Ireland’s planning process.

The OPR is now seeking applications from suitably experienced/qualified candidates to fill the post of:

Senior Planner [Engineer Grade I]
Applications should be submitted via email to:

Alternatively by post to the address below:
Office of the Planning Regulator
Fourth Floor
Park House
191-193A North Circular Road
Dublin 7
D07 EWV4

The deadline for applications is 5pm on 12 February 2024.

For more details and application procedures see