Current Vacancies

Senior Planner

An exciting opportunity has arisen at DLP Planning Ltd for a Senior Planner to join our Sheffield team.

Job Description

We are looking for an RTPI qualified Town Planner, or a candidate who is eligible to actively work towards accreditation.

Our Senior Planners occupy an important role within the team, working to the direction of senior colleagues to provide planning advice, preparation and submission of planning applications, appeals and local plan representations.  The role will involve taking responsibility for individual projects as well as working alongside other members of the team on larger, more complex projects.

Person Specification

The successful candidate should ideally have in excess of 3 years planning experience, and it would be beneficial if this is within the private sector, with a background in development management.

We are seeking a positive, proactive individual with the drive to meet client expectations and promote the business through marketing and networking.  They should work well within a team, be able to manage competing demands on their time and prioritise tasks accordingly.

It is essential that the candidate is competent in report and letter writing with the ability to prepare clear and concise reports and convey complex planning issues in a succinct way. Applicants should be IT literate with good skills in word processing.

A full driving licence is desirable.

Company Profile

DLP was formed in 1991 and is now one of the largest independent town planning consultancies with offices in Bedford, Bristol, Nottingham, Rugby, Milton Keynes, London, Sheffield and Leeds. DLP has many high profile and long standing clients for whom we provide bespoke advice on various sites across the country.

DLP offers clear opportunities for advancement within the practice. There is a staff mentoring programme to encourage this and you will be working in partnership with senior planning professionals to develop your experience through the company.

The practice offers a flexible and competitive salary and benefits package.

For further information, or to apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Fay Wagstaff on

Associate Flood Risk Engineer – SDD Team


The Sustainable Development and Delivery (SDD) Team provide a range of transport planning, traffic engineering and infrastructure design services to support development proposals all around the UK.

In order to support growth – not just in the volume of our workload but also critically in the breadth of the services that we offer – we are looking to recruit an Associate Flood Risk Engineer within our Bristol or Sheffield office.

The candidate will have experience and expertise in the provision of Flood Risk Assessments, drainage strategies and design, (hydraulic modelling would be a benefit but not essential) , and the ability to technically lead, manage and deliver a wide range of projects in flood risk and drainage.  The role will also involve developing and winning new work in flood risk and drainage sectors.

We can offer good opportunities to candidates with flood risk, hydraulic modelling and drainage backgrounds. For this senior flood risk analyst post, we are looking for candidates with the skills, experience and attributes set out below. If you feel you are the right candidate for this position then please send us a CV and a covering letter to telling us why you think you’ll be right for us, and us for you. Please provide specifics on the skills you have against those listed as being essential, desirable and useful.


  • Flood risk management experience, including the use of WinDES/Micro Drainage software suite plus technically leading and managing projects
  • Preparation of Outline Drainage Strategies
  • Project management and work winning experience
  • Client Facing, proposal writing and report reviewing/approval experience


  • Hydraulic modelling experience
  • Surface water and foul drainage design experience
  • Sustainable drainage (SuDS) design experience

Please respond with your CV to:

For an informal conversation about this vacancy, please contact David Baber on 07551 122449