Current Vacancies

Associate Director


Due to continued growth within the Sheffield Office, DLP Planning Ltd are seeking to recruit an Associate Director with a minimum of seven years’ experience, including experience in the private sector.

DLP was formed in 1991 and is one of the largest independent town planning consultancies with offices in London, Bedford, Bristol, Nottingham, Rugby, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Leeds (

The Sheffield office is located within the city centre with a team of 17 professional staff who work throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the north of England on a wide range of projects for both public and private sector clients.

General Job Requirements:

Associate Directors are required to lead on projects and manage their own workload as well as supporting Directors. They are supported by junior members of the professional planning team and have a high level of client contact and business development responsibility. Timely and thorough attention to both projects and clients is a key responsibility.

The role requires a candidate with a strong development management background to support the ongoing workload of applications, appeals and site representations.

Key roles:

  1. Responsible for managing projects/clients. Associate Directors report to the Office Directors whilst winning new instructions for which they have a large measure of responsibility;
  2. Manage the workload of junior professional staff members, assisting them on individual projects; and
  3. Undertake marketing and business development activities (existing network of contacts would be beneficial).

Person profile

The successful candidate will be able to manage competing demands on their time and prioritise tasks for themselves and others. Good interpersonal skills, a “can do” attitude and the ability to work in a team is essential. A key aspect of the role is to provide excellent planning advice/strategy whist conveying/managing risks.  The candidate will be self-motivated and have a focus on business development in order to expand their own network of clients.

The candidate will be able to develop good working relationships and making a real contribution to the success of the office, Company and of themselves. The successful candidate will be numerate with the ability to write in a clear and concise manner. They will be IT literate with good skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and database management. They will be organised and punctual. A full driving licence is essential. Membership of the RTPI is essential.

Remuneration and Application

Remuneration will be commensurate with the abilities and potential of the successful candidate. Package to include salary, health insurance, pension and bonuses.

To apply, please email your CV and a covering letter to Fay Wagstaff on:

To discuss the role, please contact Lydia Sadler on 0114 2289190.

Associate Planner


Due to continuing growth the Sheffield Office, we are looking for an MRTPI qualified Town Planner with 5-10 years’ experience, including experience in the private sector, to join our friendly and busy city centre based team. The Sheffield office works throughout Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and the north of England on a wide range of projects for both public and private sector clients.

As an Associate Planner you will be given the opportunity to lead on projects and engage in a range of development plan, policy and development management work. This will include, but is not limited to, undertaking planning appraisals, co-ordinating planning applications, preparing local plan representations, site promotion and appeals, EiP and public inquiry work.

You will work under the supervision of senior staff but will also be given the opportunity to lead on projects, managing external sub-consultants and junior members of staff. You will also be offered a high degree of client interface and the opportunity to take part in marketing and business development activities.

Candidates should be self-motivated, willing to build up their own client base and make a real contribution to the growth of the company. Experience of managing projects and client development is important.

A full driving licence is necessary as is Membership of the Royal Town Planning Institute.

Remuneration and Application

The Practice offers competitive package with benefits, including pension, bonus and healthcare.

DLP offers opportunities for advancement within the Practice with a staff mentoring programme in place to encourage this.

Should you wish to discuss the role informally, please contact Lydia Sadler on 0114 2289190.

Alternatively, to apply, please email a CV and covering letter, detailing your suitability for this role to Fay Wagstaff at

Senior or Principal Transport Planner – 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 within our Sheffield, Bristol or Nottingham offices.

We are seeking a Senior or Principal Transport Planner with a minimum of five years of experience in development planning. With a background either in private practice or in local Government, you will have a good understanding of the development planning process in the UK. You will have experience in completing Transport Assessments, Site Access Appraisals and Travel Plans with minimal supervision, and experience in highway / junction design. A confident user of ARCADY / PICADY / LinSig, TRICS, Tempro and AutoCAD is desirable.

We are a dynamic team within the wider Planning team and are looking for someone with team spirit, a ‘can-do’ attitude and enthusiasm, as well as the technical skills necessary to derive solutions to a range of problems. We are seeking an individual who can lead more junior staff, who is comfortable with Clients and other professionals and who has a desire to take a significant role in developing our business. This is an opportunity for an ambitious person to grow professionally, to expand their technical knowledge and to progress within our organisation.

If you feel you are the candidate we’re looking for for this position, please provide a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter to:

For an informal conversation about these vacancies, please contact David Baber on 07551 122449