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Principal Planner

Fehily Timoney and Company (FT) is one of Ireland’s largest Irish owned consultants with centres of excellence in Renewable Energy, Urban Development, Civil Infrastructure and Waste & Resource Management.

FT is looking to recruit a Principal Planner who will work as an integral member of the Planning team, aiding the expansion of the Planning business and working closely with fellow professionals. Working alongside the full range of technical disciplines FT offers on some of the largest and complex renewable energy, infrastructure, urban development and waste projects. The work will be challenging and varied, ranging from preparing and submitting planning applications to providing strategic level planning advice including and advising on consenting processes and strategies. For the right candidate there will also be opportunities to project manage a multi-disciplined team in the delivery of environmental reports an EIAR’s for renewable energy projects. This position offers exposure to the significantly expanding Irish renewable energy sector. FT have a broad spectrum of ongoing projects and can offer the successful candidate a clear path for career development.

Skills / Qualifications

  • Degree and/or Masters in Town Planning
  • Minimum of 7 years experience
  • Extensive town planning experience and expert knowledge of planning and environmental legislation
  • Corporate/Chartered Member of the IPI/RTPI
  • Experience of preparing and submitting planning applications, drafting reports, feasibility studies, masterplans and planning strategies for a wide range of projects
  • Experience of working with a range of client bodies including both private sector and public sector
  • Previous experience of having an active role in the delivery of varied environmental projects
  • Experience in overseeing, and/or project managing multidisciplinary projects
  • Experience of team working to support the delivery of projects

An attractive remuneration package will be offered to the successful candidate including a competitive salary, shorter working Friday, medical benefit, hybrid working and professional body support. FT is an equal opportunities employer, our company culture champions diversity, inclusion and employee wellbeing through ongoing programs. FT encourages continuous professional development, creativity and flexibility. The role can be flexible in terms of location (Cork, Dublin, Carlow). All CVs are treated in the strictest confidence. Please submit your application by e-mail to


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