What we do

DPDS offers a comprehensive range of planning, architectural and development related services to both public and private sector clients including major house builders, public bodies, retailers, local authorities as well as other property developers and private individuals.

With offices in Swindon and Derby, our staff are able to provide our clients with in depth local knowledge and expertise in all aspects of planning, development, landscape, environmental assessments, masterplanning and urban design, heritage and architectural design.

Who we need

We always have openings for enthusiastic, bright and committed people. If you are interested in working with us, please send your CV, along with a statement explaining your interest in DPDS, a summary of your ambitions and details of your current employment package.

If you are applying for an architectural or urban design position, please also include examples from your portfolio (including student work if recently qualified).

Our commitment

DPDS  has achieved Quality Assurance accreditation under the provisions of ISO 9001 and is committed to a programme of continued professional development for all of its staff.

DPDS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation age or disability.

VACANCIES

Senior Planner

We are looking for an experienced senior town planner for our office based in Derby.  Working in a small, friendly and supportive environment and reporting directly to the Planning Director, you will be responsible for assisting with and delivering a wide variety of planning solutions including the preparation of planning applications, appeal submissions, and development plan representations.

You should have good all-round general planning knowledge, gained in either the private or public sectors, as you will be expected to work in many areas including residential, strategic land, mixed-use schemes and renewable energy on behalf of a varied private and public sector client base.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills are also important as is the ability to operate in a fast-paced environment and work to tight deadlines is also required.

Applicants must possess an accredited planning degree and ideally be a full member of the RTPI.  However, applications will be considered by those still working towards this accreditation.

In return we will offer the successful candidate a competitive salary with excellent benefits and career development opportunities.

Chartered Town Planners

We are looking for experienced and qualified Chartered Town Planners for our Swindon office to work as part of our multidisciplinary team. We are looking to fill posts at both mid-career and Associate/Director levels, depending upon experience.

You should ideally have some experience in the private sector but we will also consider applications from candidates currently employed in the public sector provided they can demonstrate a positive and commercial approach.

We are currently instructed in respect of a range of projects including town expansion, regeneration, sport, heritage and major housing and commercial/mixed use schemes.

We offer a competitive salary package including pension, car allowance (where appropriate), flexible working hours, private health care option and a modern, open plan working environment.

DPDS Consulting is a multidisciplinary practice offering the full range of professional services and you will be working with other chartered professional including surveyors, architects, landscape architects, urban designers and environmental specialists.

DPDS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

DPDS has achieved Quality Assurance accreditation under the provisions of ISO 9001.

To apply for a vacancy, please send a full CV and covering letter to Lyndsay Kane, PA to the Group Managing Director, at lkane@dpds.co.uk. If you would like to discuss any aspect of the post please contact Lyndsay on 01793 610222.

Please note, it is important that candidates apply for these positions in person.

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