Business Unit
Planning, Development and Regeneration
London - Gresham Street
Competitive plus car allowance
Closing date
Contract type
Full time
Employment type


This role can be based from our London, Birmingham, Bristol or Manchester offices. 

The Opportunity

Avison Young’s Environmental Planning Team is active across the whole of the UK and within a range of sectors. Continued growth opens a position at Associate level or Associate Director level. A preferred geographical location is within the London or Manchester. However, in recognition of the increased trend for remote working, flexibility in geographical location will be considered, albeit travel to Client meetings will be required, as necessary.

The focus will be on the delivery of complex and large-scale projects. This will include, but not be limited to: full management and delivery of projects; quality assurance and sign-off of deliverables (Associate Director level); full client liaison and client management / care; full project financial management; business development, marketing and networking; team management and mentoring; product development and innovation; operational management; and contribution to business strategy.

The opportunity would ideally suit an individual with a broad knowledge of environmental disciplines, but with expert knowledge and practical experience of dealing with the UK planning system, the relevant EIA Regulations, property and infrastructure projects.

Your Attributes and Skills

Your requisite attributes and skills will depend upon the position sought. However, Avison Young will expect you to have: a relevant University bachelor’s degree or Masters; membership to a relevant professional organisation (preferably the Institute of Environmental Assessment and Management (IEMA)) and / or be a Chartered Environmentalist; an excellent understanding of various environmental topic areas and the UK planning system; an excellent understanding and practical experience of implementing the relevant EIA Regulations at all stages of the EIA process; experience co-ordinating multi-disciplinary teams; experience working with and managing various project stakeholders; project management experience, including the financial monitoring and management of projects; excellent written skills, with specific experience authoring EIA Screening reports / requests, EIA Scoping reports / request, Environmental Statements (ESs) and other related deliverables (at Associate Director level, you will be expected to take responsibility for signing-off / approving written deliverables and quality assurance); clear and confident communication skills; a pro-active and collaborative team approach, engendering inclusion, support and motivation amongst your peers; a desire to go beyond process and procedure, with an ability to think innovatively to enhance outcomes for clients.

The Rewards

Joining the Avison Young Environmental Planning Team will provide opportunities to meaningfully contribute to the growth of the business and allow an individual to develop their career with hands on support from leading industry experts. In addition, Avison Young offer: excellent remuneration; an additional bonus scheme; one of the most generous benefits package in the industry; exposure to a highly regarded professional team and top-end clients; opportunities for Continued Professional Development (CPD); and a rewarding corporate culture and working environment.

The Company

Avison Young is Global company offering a comprehensive suite of commercial real estate services, including transaction, management, financial and advisory services.

Avison Young’s Environmental Planning Team forms part of the Planning, Development and Regeneration (PDR) Business Unit. The Environmental Planning Team provides complementary services to Avison Young’s master-planning and town-planning commissions throughout the UK in addition to providing services to other Avison Young Business Units and direct to range of varied external clients. The services of the Environmental Planning Team seek to manage the environmental planning risks of clients. Services include, but are not exclusive to: all matters relating to Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA); the provision of environmental constraints and opportunities planning at the site feasibility and master-planning stages of a project; and the provision of high-level strategic environmental planning advice for complex situations at all stages of the development life-cycle.