We’re looking for a Planning & Development Officer to join our generation and decommissioning business units at EDF.


As a Planning & Development Officer you’ll provide key support in obtaining planning permissions for new buildings, engineering works and building demolitions required to operate and decommission our power stations at the end of their life-cycle.


You’ll have the opportunity to lead the coordination and delivery of planning advice and permissions in line with operational and decommissioning objectives and programmes. As well as review and respond to consultations on national planning policy, development plans and planning applications made by developers where these are relevant to our interests.


This advert will on close on Sunday 4th June 2023

Interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 12th June 2023


Pay, benefits and culture


We can offer a competitive salary from £65,796 to £80,380 and you’ll be appointed based on the parameters outlined in the Nuclear Generation Company Agreement as well as your existing salary, competence, experience and qualifications.

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility. We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.

We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.



What you’ll be doing


Some of the duties you’ll carry out as the Planning & Development Officer are:


  • Monitoring and responding to planning applications that have potential implications and impacts on the operation, decommissioning, and/or future opportunities across our fleet of 8 existing power stations.
  • Providing planning advice and support to our project and station teams . Advice will include whether planning consent is required for new buildings, engineering works and building demolitions.
  • Taking the lead in obtaining planning permissions for new development on operational nuclear sites and stations that have ended generation. For example, replacement buildings that are ancillary to the operation of the station or waste management facilities required for decommissioning.
  • Actively engaging with local planning authorities, statutory consultees and EDF’s established community fora on planning and development matters.
  • Working together with local EDF communication and external affairs team to ensure consistent messages on planning and development matters


Who you are


You’ll have demonstrable planning experience, preferably in the energy or infrastructure sector. If you’ve had exposure to legal and regulatory consenting and permissioning requirements within the energy sector this would be beneficial, as well as an understanding of environmental assessment and management processes.


Naturally, you’ll be analytical in nature and able to manage multiple tasks, evidence, documents and records to support a robust audit trail of engagement and compliance. You’ll also be proactive and effective in your relationship management, whilst being able to seek to understand issues with a view of reaching agreements with both internal and external stakeholders.


You must hold a Degree or equivalent in Town Planning or related discipline as well as having a Chartered membership of The Royal town Planning Institute or The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, or have a drive to pursue membership.

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